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Healthier U Issues Call for “Face Mask Champions”

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Cathrine Duffy, Director of Student Support and Healthier U, has issued a call for volunteers to become “Face Mask Champions.” The message reads as follows:

Coning Back Safe and StrongAs we prepare for students, faculty and staff to return to campus for the fall semester, we all need to work together to ensure our mutual safety, health and well-being. Face masks play a major role, which is why they will be made available to the entire campus community (two per person), as well as readily attainable through vending machines across campus.

To reinforce these messages and ensure compliance with these requirements, we are launching a Face Mask Champion campaign and we’re looking for your help in securing volunteers to become Face Mask Champions. With just a one-hour per week commitment during regularly scheduled work time (in the case of employees), these individuals will be assigned to high-traffic, common areas around campus and will remind faculty, staff and students who are out of compliance with face mask requirements. We will provide champions with training and give them talking points to help make these important conversations comfortable and effective. They’ll also have pocket cards with additional information to share, as needed.

Volunteers can be faculty members, staff or students — anyone who is comfortable engaging with members of our campus community who are out of compliance, and who consistently communicates in a collaborative, professional and respectful way.

Please email the name(s) of your volunteer(s) from your department directly to, director of Healthier U by this Wednesday, August 12.

Thank you, in advance, for encouraging members of your team or students you know to volunteer for this important assignment, and for helping us protect the health and safety of everyone on the Stony Brook University campus. We can’t afford to ‘let our guard down’ at this critical time.

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