Cloth masks like the ones issued to each member of the De Paul community are useful in
drastically limiting the wearer’s potential to spread infection. From the early days of COVID-19
study, it was clear the illness is often spread via asymptomatic carriers. With this knowledge and
the growing body of evidence that suggests masks are effective in stopping the spread of
COVID-19, each member of the De Paul community, and visitors to campus, should abide by the
A cloth face mask should:
Putting On/Taking Off the Mask
Care, Storage and Laundering
Studies indicate that a significant portion of COVID-19 transmission is done by asymptomatic or
presymptomatic individuals—those who don't know they are sick. That's why one of the first
tools to employ in the fight against COVID-19 is physical distancing. Physical distancing means
keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. Although the risk of
severe illness may be different for everyone, anyone can become infected and spread COVID-19.
To practice physical distancing:
Daily Health Check
The daily health check is a critically important tool in our efforts to keep members of De Paul
community safe and healthy. Each of us - students, faculty and staff - is required to complete a
daily temperature check at the entrance of the Main Gate. Temperature screenings of individuals
facing an increased risk of exposure can help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Individuals designated as temperature screeners will also monitor other symptoms. Screeners
will evaluate individuals for flushed cheeks, fatigue, difficulty breathing, and cough prior to
screening. Anyone that seems sick will be provided information about next steps.