In accordance with Campus COVID-19 policies, the library has updated their policies to match:
Face masks/Cloth Face Coverings: Face masks or face coverings must be worn by all employees working on campus when in the presence of others and in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., common work spaces, meeting rooms, classrooms, etc.). Appropriate use of face masks or coverings is critical in minimizing risks to others near you. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. The mask or cloth face covering is not a substitute for social distancing.
If you forget your face mask, please contact the circulation desk for a disposable mask. Disposable masks may only be worn for one day and then must be placed in the trash.
Social Distancing: Keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we implement to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus and slowing its spread. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you have no symptoms. Social distancing is important for everyone, especially to help protect people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. Employees at work on-site must follow these social distancing practices:
• Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people at all times
• Do not gather in groups of 10 or more
• Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
Handwashing: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands after touching your face.
Eating is not allowed in the library. Drinking is allowed, but limit the amount of time the mask is off the face.