Face coverings

To protect members of the K-State community, all students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings. Learn more about the university's policy on face coverings.

If everyone wears a cloth face covering, the risk of exposure to COVID-19 can be reduced for the community.

Cover smart. Do your part. Slow the spread. 

No-sew face covering

Learn how to make an easy face covering from a T-shirt.


Importance of wearing a face covering 

  • Cloth face coverings slow the spread of COVID-19. 
  • Wearing a cloth face covering may protect others around you. Face coverings worn by others may protect you from getting the virus. 
  • Cloth face coverings may prevent the person wearing a mask from spreading respiratory droplets when talking, sneezing or coughing. 
  • Wearing a face covering is an expression of care, an acknowledgement of our community and a vital part of our plan to make K-State as safe as possible for everyone. 

Care for cloth face coverings

  • Cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. 
  • You can include your face covering with your regular laundry. Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the face covering. 
  • If washing your mask by hand, use a bleach solution, soak it for five minutes and rinse thoroughly with cool or room temperature water. 
  • To dry your mask, use the highest heat setting and leave in the dryer until completely dry or lay flat to dry in sunlight if possible. 
  • Learn more about the care and safe use of face coverings

University requirements 

  • According to K-State policy, everyone — faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors and visitors — must wear face coverings over their mouths and noses in all indoor and outdoor spaces while you are on university property unless you are alone in your own private office or work space or are alone outdoors.
  • Students and employees are required to complete the COVID-19/Face Mask Safety Training and complete the quiz at the end of the training.