Face Shields

Question asked from the floor by Dr. John White, FA President:

Just clarifying if we heard that face shield alone was ok on UNF campus without a mask? There is evidence that face shields are not meant to function as primary respiratory protection and should not be used alone.

Answered from the floor by Dr. Daniel Moon, Professor – Academic Affairs Administration:

Dr. Moon affirmed the earlier answer that face shields without masks is an acceptable health choice for faculty. He also added that wearing a cloth face mask under the shield is an individual choice and is acceptable.

Answered from the floor by Dr. Simon Rhodes, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs:

that if one is walking around campus, then a face mask/covering, not only a face shield.

Answered from the floor by Dr. Curt Lox, Dean – BCH

that a face mask is a way to cover a face and that a face shield leaves one’s face open, so that face mask is acceptable to use alone when one is not standing near others.