MaskUPenn: A year of mask-wearing in pictures

Following CDC guidelines and campus mandates, the Penn community put their best face coverings forward for a masked photo series.

From cotton, cotton blend, plain black, floral, or even bedazzled, the ubiquity of face masks on Penn’s campus throughout the pandemic has marked the commitment of the community to do its part to keep everyone safe. The CDC called on all Americans to mask up to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in 2020, and Penn responded with guidelines making masks mandatory on campus. In response, faculty, staff, and students who remained in the city all masked up. While every member of the Penn community received Penn mask compliments of the Division of Human Resources, masks doubled as both necessity and accessory. And accessories often dazzle or express the whimsy of the wearer.

Eric Sucar, University Photographer, put together an amazing photo gallery of our community masking up.