Different types of face coverings may be used while on campus.  Here are some examples and resource information about each one.  Face coverings should secured in place to cover both the nose and the mouth and:

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, with minimal gaps on the sides
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

Face coverings are not appropriate in all situations.  Personal protection equipment may be needed in situations where hazardous materials or hazardous processes are present.

Disposable Face Covering 
  • Manufacturer:  InterMask
  • Material:  70% Polypropylene, 30% Woven fabric and melt-blown fabric
  • Care:  Disposable
  • Supply information:  Provided by campus
Cloth Face Covering (NC State branded)
  • Manufacturer:  LOGO Brands
  • Inner material: 220G bamboo fiber cotton (Antibacterial)
  • Outer material: 100% polyester
  • Care:  Hand wash with warm water and mild soap; air dry
  • Supply information: 3 pack available for purchase
Disposable Face Covering – Nonwoven material
  • Manufacturer:  Non-Wovens Institute Partnership
  • Material:  polypropylene/polyactic acid polymer spun bonded blend
  • Care:  Disposable, Hand wash and air dry
Cloth Face Covering – (EXAMPLE ONLY – white cotton with plastic inset)
  • Manufacturer:  Handmade
  • Material:  100% cotton mask with plastic inset
  • Care:  Hand wash and air dry; clean plastic inset with water only
Cloth Face Covering (EXAMPLE ONLY – Blue cotton with plastic inset)
  • Manufacturer:  Handmade
  • Material:  100% cotton mask with plastic inset
  • Care:  Hand wash and air dry; clean plastic inset with water only
Face shield – Clear Plastic with FOAM/HEAD STRAP (layered with disposable face covering)
  • Manufacturer:  Grainger
  • Material:  PET visor material
  • Care:  Hand wash and air dry; clean plastic with water only 
Exhalation value face coverings (not allowed)

Face coverings with exhalation valves are not allowed on campus. Exhalation valves force air out of the mask and do not protect others when breathe out.