Free Face Coverings

Are you a UC Berkeley Student and would like a face covering to protect yourself from Covid-19? UC Berkeley is not currently requiring masks but continues to strongly recommend that masks be worn indoors.

Come visit us in Eshleman Hall & the MLK Student Union to pick up masks today!

Eshleman pick-up: 8am-5pm north side off Lower Sproul Plaza
MLK pick-up: 8am-9pm Lower Sproul entrance

Person wearing face mask


Q: How Many Masks Will I receive?

A: Each UC Berkeley community member will receive cloth and surgical masks at pick up. Both types are available.

Q: Where and when can I pick up my masks?

A: Eshleman Hall: Enter on the north side of Eshleman Hall off Lower Sproul Plaza, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
MLK: Monday-Friday 8am-9pm.

Q: Do I need to show my Cal ID (Cal 1 Card)?

A: Yes! However if you lost or have not received your card you can simply show us a copy of your official class schedule.

Q: What are the masks made out of?

A: Standard surgical masks are constructed with polypropylene to block >95% of bacteria and particles down to 0.1 microns. Ear straps are non-adjustable. These masks are disposable.

Q: How thick are the masks?

A: The masks are triple-layered, breathable, and lightweight. They have a wire nose bridge for secure fit and less glasses fog. They offer 2-way protection.

Q: Can I still get a cotton mask with the Cal logo?

A: Yes. You can still get 2 Cal-branded cotton masks upon request.

Q: Are these masks good for smoke or other uses?

A: These masks are intended to protect you and others from Covid-19 and other illnesses. These are not smoke/particulate masks.

Q: How long are you giving out masks?

A: Until supplies last!

Q: Where else on campus can I pick up a mask?

A: Surgical masks will also be available at Cal Student Central in Sproul Hall. Faculty and staff can also receive masks from EH(click here to external link)

Q: Can the non-Cal community get masks?

A: Sorry, no. This program is for currently enrolled UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to purchase Cal-themed non-medical masks to be shipped to you please click here visit the Cal Student Store online.

Q: Can I have my masks shipped to me?

A: Sorry, no. However if you would like to purchase Cal-themed masks to be shipped to you please click here to purchase a mask on the Cal Student Store website.