It depends. According to the UW Face Coverings policy, face coverings are required in some UW facilities, on shuttles, and personnel and students who test positive for COVID-19 or been in close contact with someone who tests positive.
A mask dispenser is located at the entrance to the library.
A face covering will protect you and others, and meets state requirements when it:
The following types do not provide adequate protection and do not meet state requirements:
A mask dispenser is available at the entrance to the library building. For more information on choosing and wearing masks properly, please review the Facemasks Focus Sheet.
Yes, food is allowed in most areas of the library. However, the following restrictions apply:
Though food and beverages are allowed in specific areas, disruptive behavior is not allowed in the building. If food odors are bothersome to other users, or if food and beverage types pose a threat to the preservation of collections, staff will take appropriate steps to discontinue the disruption. See the UW Libraries Code of Conduct for more information.
Please report large spills to Library Staff so that proper cleanup can occur. Staff are located at the following locations:
Yes, with conditions. For the safety of library computers and collections we ask that you only use covered beverage containers while in the library building.
The symptoms of COVID-19 may include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, headache, muscle aches, chills, loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
If you have any of these symptoms, stay home and get tested - even if you are vaccinated.
If you are sick with any potential illness, you must stay home, regardless of your vaccination status.
Consult the COVID-19 Flowchart to know when to report illness and close contact exposure, when to get tested, and when to stay home.
Yes. Several 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.
Yes. Air purifiers have been added to all classrooms and the individual, media, and group study rooms located throughout the library building. Please do not adjust the settings on the air purifiers. They have been set by EH&S to maximize air purification.
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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Land Acknowledgment: The University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College Campus Library occupies Land that has been inhabited by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Specifically, this campus is located on Sammamish Land from which settler colonists forcibly removed Coast Salish Peoples to reservations in the mid-19th century. Today, descendants of the Sammamish are members of several Coast Salish communities.