International Journal of Social Policy & Education

ISSN 2689-4998 (print), 2689-5013 (online)

The Impact of Wearing a Face Mask on Students and Faculty in On-Campus Classes

Dr. Darolyn Seay & Dr. Mary Goebel-Lundholm


The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life and certainly education is no exception. Faculty and students had to adjust in ways not previously required. Teaching and learning had to be modified and delivered in a manner that could be effective and not cause total disruption in the learning process. Colleges across the nation were making adjustments and modifications to deliver quality education in a pandemic world. After the initial move to almost completely online education in the fall of 2020, the push to re-open schools was paramount. This study examines the effects of wearing masks as perceived by faculty and students, in an educational setting in a small state college in rural Nebraska.