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For Library Staff

Coronavirus Prevention & Response

The Library of Congress has returned to regular operations, with some ongoing enhanced health and safety precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Employees, researchers and visitors must complete daily health assessments before coming on-site and must stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of illness. The requirement to maintain six feet of distance when possible, regular hand washing and sanitizing and cleaning surfaces in areas of common use also continues. Anyone who wants the additional protection of wearing a mask is encouraged to do so.

The health and safety of Library employees and visitors is the first priority as the Library’s leadership team continues to monitor COVID-19 coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the Office of Personnel Management and local health departments.

For the latest information on staff access to the Library and other operational updates, see the list of resources below.

Health and Safety Precautions for On-Site Library Operations

Personal Health and Safety


Please refer to the Library’s Special Announcements page on the Intranet for the most up-to-date information about current changes to Library operations related to the pandemic response.

Resources | Personnel

Resources | Training

Resources | Technology



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