Hand Hygiene

Following basic hygiene guidelines can help keep you well and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Safety is in Your Hands

Everyone should follow these guidelines, whether you’ve been vaccinated or not.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol and follow up with soap and water as soon as you can. It is especially important to wash your hands:
    • Before eating or preparing food.
    • Before touching your face.
    • After leaving a public place.
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • After using the restroom.
    • After handling your face covering.
    • After caring for someone who is sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash and wash your hands.

 Mason provides hand-washing facilities and/or hand sanitizing stations for employees to use in shared spaces. The university also provides hand sanitizer to units.

Find hand sanitizer in:

  • Common areas such as office suites, conference rooms, and break rooms.
  • Main building entrances.
  • Main entrances to dining areas.
  • Near entrances to exercise rooms and work-out areas.
  • Common areas inside classroom buildings, in or near every classroom.
  • Elevator lobbies on all floors as necessary based on risk assessment.