Neck gaiters and bandanas no longer count as masks

By Sgt. Lucas Adler

Dane County has issued a new Public Order, Public Order No. 13. You can find out more about this new order at 

One of the main ways this affects Madison College is by no longer allowing neck gaiters or bandanas as a face mask. Students, staff and visitors will no longer be granted access into the building if they are not wearing an approved face mask. 

Dane County defines a face covering as “a piece of cloth or other material that is worn to cover the nose and mouth completely.”  

Anyone coming to campus must wear a face mask as opposed to a neck gaiter or bandana. 

There are masks available at the entrances for the Campus Community to use if they do not have an approved mask of their own. 

If you have any questions about this new order, please reach out to me at [email protected] or give me a call at 608-243-4165.  We at Public Safety appreciate your cooperation.

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