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.

This page was last updated August 15, 2022.


Facial Coverings 

As rates have fallen below 200 cases per 100,000 population (over seven days) across TTUHSC Odessa and Midland campus communities, face masks will no longer be required in these respective clinical settings effective Monday, August 15.

The face mask requirement remains in effect for our Abilene, Amarillo, and Lubbock clinics.