Campus Buildings and Facilities

Building access will be restricted, requiring a university-issued access card. 

Some doors may be designated as “entrance only” or “exit only.” Don’t hold or prop open a door for others.

Inside buildings, if a room has more than one door, they may be designated as “entrance only” or “exit only.” In areas with one exit, you’ll need to maintain physical distancing when departing.

Masked student pushing elevator call button with elbow
If you need to take an elevator, try not to touch the buttons with your bare hands. Use your elbow.


Members of the Mason community should avoid the use of elevators when possible to prevent proximity with others in an enclosed space.

If you must use an elevator, wear a face covering; the occupancy limit per elevator car is two.

Try to avoid touching elevator buttons if you aren't wearing gloves; use a pen or your elbow to press buttons. If possible, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after you exit.


Mason will block every other stall, sink, or urinal. The university will frequently clean high-touch surfaces.

Wear a face covering before entering a restroom, and wash your hands thoroughly before leaving.

If you’re waiting in line to use the restroom, stay outside and maintain physical distancing in the line and when entering and leaving.

Common Areas

Kiosks, furniture, work stations and other equipment have been removed or relocated in atriums, lobbies, student centers, study spaces, and other common areas to promote physical distancing. Fewer lockers will be available for rent.  

Small study rooms will not be available. Larger rooms will have furniture relocated to maintain distance.

Office Suites

Departmental office suites and shared resource areas are not considered common areas. Suite occupants will be responsible for disinfecting surfaces within their own work area. Disinfectant supplies will be provided.