Thank you for your response. Coming from someone who works with students i n this type of clothing is very helpful. We want to talk to the stude nt or her father and see if there is any flexibility. I love that you r students wear the surgical mask. We figured we could protect the lo ose fitting clothing with a secure lab coat, but we really wondered about d ecreased peripheral visibility with the full face covering. A veil ca n easily be tucked away.
We are a small institution and our only 2 chemistry faculty are males, but I am always her e and render basic first aid when anyone gets hurt. Assigning a helpe r in the classroom also would be perfect.
Other female students we’ve had only wear dresses for religious rea sons and that is easily made safe by wearing a longer dress or skirt. So I’m sure we can accommodate for the clothes and beliefs of this s tudent, and still be safe.
I’ve been forwarding everyone’s re sponses to my administration, so thank all of you.
MaryAnn Yaeger, MS
Supervisor of Laboratory Services,
Chemical Hygiene Officer
120 N. State Stree t
Dover DE 19901
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