Face Coverings in Libraries

In coordination with the campus announcement from May 27, the Libraries no longer require fully vaccinated patrons or staff to wear face coverings while inside a library:

  • Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear face coverings in library buildings, but can choose to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
  • Unvaccinated people should continue to wear face coverings indoors.
  • Individual masking choices should not be interpreted as an indicator of vaccinated/non-vaccinated status.
  • Indoor physical distancing requirements remain at 6′.

Will the Libraries be checking people's vaccination status as they enter the library? expand_more

No. Campus is not asking for proof of vaccination, or lack thereof.

How do I know whether someone should be wearing a mask? expand_more

From the campus announcement:

“It is not appropriate to ask whether someone is vaccinated or why they are/are not wearing a mask.”


“…Remember, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to become vaccinated yourself. If an unvaccinated person does not wear a mask, they, not you, are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. We strongly encourage all students and employees to choose vaccination, which is available on campus at no cost.”