KN95 masks distributed to Thorold, St. Catharines university students

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Published April 19, 2022 at 3:59 pm

KN95 mask will be available to Brock University students as the school doesn't allow lower grade or cloth masks as part of its continued COVID-19 protocols.

The Brock University students in St. Catharines and Thorold have some of the strictest COVID-19 protocols of any university environment in Canada.

Not only will all of their restrictions continue to the end of the Winter Term, they will continue to apply to anyone on campus in the summer. Anyone includes students, faculty and all staff.

Even the mask mandate is stringent with the university ruling out cloth masks or those they feel are substandard.

To that end, the university has purchased a large number of KN95 facemasks and are making them available to faculty, staff and students.

University departments will receive masks for employee use via interoffice mail this week.

KN95 masks will also be available at central points of access across Brock:

  • Rankin Family Pavilion Welcome Desk
  • Walker Sports Complex Welcome Desk
  • Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts Welcome Desk
  • Campus Security Services in the Kenmore Centre
  • Residence Welcome Desks
  • Student Wellness Hub in TH 135

As well as the masks, free rapid antigen test kits will continue to be available to students, faculty and staff.

The university says anyone coming to a Brock campus must be fully vaccinated and must wear a face covering that meets University standards. Medical grade masks continue to be required for faculty and staff.

Regarding its high level of restrictions, the university says it will continue to monitor public health developments and “will adapt its COVID-19 response as required.”

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