Face Coverings & COVID-19 | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Face Coverings

Box for Masks

NWACC employees, students and visitors are not required to wear a face covering indoors in NWACC locations but are still encouraged to wear them. Leadership will continue to reassess face covering requirements on a monthly basis.

About Face Coverings

Not all masks are created equal. Thin, single layered cloth masks are not enough protection for you or those around you. NWACC provides surgical 3-5 ply masks at all campus locations, and can be found at one of the main entrances to any building, and in most classrooms. You are encouraged to take a clean, surgical mask upon entering the buildings. If you have the resources to obtain KN95 masks, those masks are recommended by the CDC and will offer an even greater level of protection.

Type of Mask/Face Covering

Degree of Protection

N95 Mask

Best Protection

KN95 Mask

Better Protection

Surgical Mask

Good Protection

Cloth Mask

Okay Protection (The CDC also recommends that if you are wearing a cloth mask, that you double mask.)


Face Covering Donations

There is also a cloth face covering/mask drop box located outside the DPS 
station in Burns Hall where college members can donate cloth face coverings and pick out a face covering if needed. If you'd like to donate new cloth face coverings, please call DPS (479-619-4229) to arrange a drop off.