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Covid-19 Update

Free Face Coverings

Are you a UC Berkeley Student, Faculty, or Staff member in need of a face covering to protect you from Covid-19? Come visit us in Eshleman Hall to pick up 2 masks today!

Pickup from: 9am-5pm, Lower Sproul entrance.


Q: How Many Masks Will I receive?

A: Each UC Berkeley community member will receive 2 disposable “surgical” masks at pick up. You can pick up twice a week.

Q: Are these face coverings compliant with the new campus masking order?

A: Yes!

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

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

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 often should I dispose of my masks?

A: You can reuse your mask for up to one-week. Dispose of your mask if it is: damaged, no longer forms an effective seal, breathing becomes difficult, or it is wet or dirty.

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, but we highly recommend wearing a surgical mask, N95, KN95 or KF94 mask underneath. 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 pick up masks at the Hazardous Materials Facility according to this schedule.

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 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 visit the Cal Student Store online.