UWF Mandates Masks For Visitors

June 28, 2020

The University of West Florida has established new guidelines and protocols for visitors to protect the health and safety of the university community.

Visitors, vendors and volunteers are required to comply with the below guidelines and protocols that promote a safer and healthier campus:

  • Do not visit a UWF location if you are sick.
  • A face covering is required everywhere at UWF except when in a private office, and areas separated by at least six feet from others.
  • Practice social distancing:
    • Stay at least six feet, or about two arms’ length, from other people.
    • Do not gather in groups.
    • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
  • Follow Centers for Disease Control prevention guidelines.

Any individual on campus who refuses to adhere to university health and safety policies will be asked to leave the premises immediately, UWF said in a released statement.


11 Responses to “UWF Mandates Masks For Visitors”

  1. David Huie Green on July 1st, 2020 1:35 pm

    “Top medical journals admit the purpose of the public wearing masks is calm anxiety.”

    If true, please cite those actual journals.
    If you don’t, that will also provide a kind of answer.

    David for Reagan’s “Trust but verify”
    (I loved Ronald Reagan.)

  2. jerry on June 30th, 2020 10:56 am

    hitsbuff, may God bless you and your family and your CHOICE. I hope you are right.

  3. histbuff on June 29th, 2020 9:57 pm

    Top medical journals admit the purpose of the public wearing masks is calm anxiety.
    People with common sense know that it is about control. Dictators issue edicts to their subjects. Leaders of a free society, who govern by the consent of the people, issue guidelines. You can choose to let others mandate that you restrict your breathing if you like. My body, my choice.

  4. ALEX on June 29th, 2020 6:19 pm

    hits buff, the government requires you to wear clothing in public but since you are not subservient I guess you just go naked everywhere.

  5. Doug Cox on June 29th, 2020 1:09 pm

    How stupid would you like the doctor who is operating on you or your love ones not to wear a mask because he or she might get a rash

  6. histbuff on June 29th, 2020 12:32 pm

    It is not about being selfish and it is not about health and staying safe. A Mask requirement is to teach every person shall be subservient to all govt officials and rules or whims no matter how absurd it has nothing to do with health safety. Mask has no point other than teach subservience, submission, and silence.
    If you can’t see that by now, there is probably no sense in further discussion. Keep wearing your mask, and breathing your own CO2 exhaust, virus, and bacteria trapped in the warm humid environment around your mouth and lower face. Ben Franklin had it right with regard to “safety and security”.

  7. ALEX on June 29th, 2020 10:15 am

    if you get a rash use a different material, if you get short of breath u probably get that way even when you do not wear a mask. as far as the death rate I would not worry about that because it is so small unless it is you or one of your family members( wife, daughter, son ,mother, etc.) so be selfish and do not wear a mask. it is your RIGHT!!!!

  8. jerry on June 29th, 2020 10:10 am

    yeah hitsbuff, I read where oxygen molecules are too big to pass through masks but co2 molecules can pass through and that is very dangerous. masks are definitely unsafe.

  9. histbuff on June 29th, 2020 2:25 am

    @Somedude: Feel free to keep believing that one, lol.

  10. Somedude on June 28th, 2020 5:55 pm

    Prolonged wearing of cloth or surgical masks poses no danger to oxygen levels.

  11. histbuff on June 28th, 2020 9:34 am

    Many people wearing them are short of breath, getting rashes around lower faces and experiencing regular head aches they didn’t have before. The body is rejecting them. The potential to break down people’s own immune systems wearing these things and decreasing their oxygen levels to dangerous numbers is a bigger danger to most than a virus, especially a virus with a less than 1% fatality rate. Masks have become a germ-harboring false security binkie which may indeed increase health risks.

Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) NorthEscambia.com reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.