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Face masks recommended for students and staff


Due to new restrictions issued by Region Gävleborg, visitors to the Library are recommended to wear face masks. Members of staff are recommended to wear face masks whenever they are in close contact with other people.

On their webpage Region Gävleborg writes: “Use disposable medical face masks in situations in which close contact indoors during a prolonged period of time cannot be avoided, for example in workplaces in which it is hard to keep a safe distance.”

This means that visitors to the University Library should wear face masks. It is also important to respect the limitations regarding the number of individuals in each group study room. In the Library, the limit is four people in each group study room.

“We will monitor bookings for the group study rooms and also make visits to the Library to determine if additional measures need to be taken,” says Maria Strand, head of the Division of Educational Support. “Moreover, we recommend all our visitors to wear face masks.”

Face mask will be available at the Library for visitors who do not bring their own.

Members of staff on campus should wear face masks as well

All staff at University of Gävle should now wear face masks whenever they cannot keep a safe distance. Members of staff, teachers and students are already wearing facemasks in situations when it is hard to keep a safe distance, for example in laboratory work. In general, face-to face meeting on campus should still be avoided.

“Members of staff who work on campus are encouraged to wear face masks when they meet colleagues and students, for example during breaks or in other meetings,” Maria Strand says. “If you are working alone in your own office, you don’t need to wear a face mask.”

Moreover, Region Gävleborg recommends us all to wear a facemask when we are commuting to work. Facemasks can be fetched at the Porter’s Office.

“We would like to remind you that wearing a facemask doesn’t mean that you don’t need to follow general recommendations about suppressing transmission of COVID-19. Stay at home if you have symptoms, keep a safe distance, wash your hands often, avoid crowds and only socialize with a limited number of people.”

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Published by: Anna-Carin Skytt Page responsible: Anders Munck Updated: 2021-03-03
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