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Will masks be provided to students for classes?

The University purchased 500,000 reusable, Penn State-branded cloth face masks to be distributed across all campuses. Cloth face masks will be provided to students as needed at the beginning of the semester and employees will receive face masks prior to returning to work. To reduce the risk of widespread virus transmission, wearing face masks and social distancing will be required in all University buildings, including in classrooms and labs, as well as outdoors on campus when social distancing is not possible. Students and employees also should practice social distancing, avoid large gatherings, and wear face masks within their local communities, in line with local and state requirements.

More information on mask distribution is available in this Penn State News story.