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Face Coverings in Libraries

Individuals are required to wear either a reusable cloth face covering or a single-use disposable mask while present in any area within campus buildings.

A face covering is a piece of cloth or other material that covers the nose and mouth completely when worn. Face coverings with multiple layers are considered more effective than single-layer masks, although both are acceptable on campus.

Acceptable dual-layer face coverings include cloth face masks or disposable / paper masks. Acceptable single-layer face coverings include bandanas, gaiters, or religious face coverings.

Unacceptable face coverings include face shields, mesh masks, masks with holes or openings, or masks with vents.

Individuals must be properly wearing an acceptable face covering in order to enter the libraries. They must continue to properly wear the face covering throughout their visit to the library.

If due to health reasons, you are unable to access our libraries physically, or unable to wear a face covering, please contact the Libraries’ Health Ambassador and ADA Accessibility Liaison, Todd Michelson-Ambelang, access-lib@lists.wisc.edu, 608-262-3475, Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. so we can arrange for equitable access to our collections.

This information compiled from postings by UW-Madison, the CDC, and Public Health – Madison & Dane County.