Yes. According to the UW Face Coverings policy, face coverings are required to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status, when other people are present and in all public and common areas, such as lobbies, hallways, stairways, restrooms, elevators, and in shared vehicles.
A mask dispenser is located at the entrance to the library. Mask are also available at temporary Questions? Ask Here! station located in the lobby of the Campus Library.
No. Study rooms are still considered public spaces within the Campus Library building and masks are required.
To help support the face coverings requirement, eating in the library is currently prohibited, including study rooms. Designated eating spaces on campus include:
Adjusting your mask for a few seconds to sip a beverage is allowed.
No. Study rooms are still considered public spaces within the Campus Library building. Masks are required indoors and eating is prohibited. Please use a designated eating space on campus:
To miniminze the potential of COVID-19 transmission, please review the UW's Eating and Drinkng Guidance.
Yes. Serveral hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the Campus Library buiding. Hand sanitizer is also available along the public services desk and in the Information Commons on the first floor of the library to use before or after interactions with library staff, printing, and using computers.
Cleaning supplies will be supplied in public spaces throughout the Campus Library building. Students and visitors are welcome to use these supplies to clean surfaces in the study rooms before and/or after use.
Facilities staff will continue daily cleaning of library spaces, including study rooms, and add increased frequency of cleaning high touch points.
Cleaning supplies will be supplied in public spaces throughout the Campus Library building. Students and visitors are welcome to use these supplies to clean study table and carrel surfaces before and/or after use.
Facilities staff will continue daily cleaning of library spaces, including study tables and carrels, and add increased frequency of cleaning high touch points
High touch surfaces can include tables, handrails, faucets, doorknobs, light switches, kitchen appliances, drinking fountains, and shared equipment and computer workstations.
No. The Campus Library building does not have windows that open. However, building airflow has been adjusted to allow for the maximum amount of outside airflow.
Air dryers in the restroom are safe to use, and all three UW campuses have been authorized to keep the hand dryers in place. The CDC recommends that after hands are washed with soap and water that they be dried thoroughly with an approved drying method, which includes paper towels or hand blowers. Please visit the CDC website for more information.
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