Facial Coverings | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Please consider that we are all at risk for getting COVID-19 if exposed to the virus, with some more likely than others to become severely ill. But, we are not defenseless. Facial coverings can help slow the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, by minimizing the airborne droplets via sneezes, coughs, or even talking. Since people can carry and spread the virus without showing any symptoms - or with very mild symptoms - wearing a facial covering can help protect those around you and the community at large. 


Facial Coverings 

Effective Monday, January 23, 2023, until further notification, based on the stated COVID-19 infection rate, TTUHSC students and team members in Lubbock will no longer be required to wear face masks in our clinics under the temporary face mask requirement. There continues to be no face mask requirement in TTUHSC's Amarillo, Abilene, Midland, and Odessa clinics.