UMB recognizes that individuals who work in cubicles and at open work stations do not enjoy the same opportunity to remove their face covering as people with private offices. Therefore, UMB allows fully vaccinated people the option to wear either a KN95 or surgical mask when working in a cubicle or at an open work station as long as they are at least 6 feet from other people. UMB continues to recommend wearing a KN95 or equivalent mask when working in a cubicle or work station since a KN95 or equivalent mask provides better protection to the wearer then a surgical mask. A KN95 mask is still required to be worn when outside of your cubicle or work area.
To request surgical masks, please contact Megan Meadow, senior facilities and operations specialist.