Facial Coverings | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Effective immediately, TTUHSC will no longer require students, team members or guests to wear facial coverings on our campuses or in university-related facilities or clinics. This change is pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order issued on May 18, 2021. The order will be followed on all universities in the Texas Tech University System.

This page was last updated May 20, 2021


Facial Coverings 

Although no longer required, in accordance with our Values we respect the right of team members, students, patients, and guests to choose to wear a facial covering in accordance with personal health practices while on the TTUHSC campuses.  

Additionally, in line with TTUHSC’s standard practices to keep patients safe in all circumstances, we will continue to ask patients who may risk spreading infection to wear a mask within our clinics. Patients may be asked to wear a mask if they have a known or suspected risk for transmission of infectious agents. For those who are not able to wear a mask, we will work to make arrangements to provide care in a way that also keeps others safe.