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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Mask Policy

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With the recent change to the CDC and PA Department of Health guidance regarding mask wearing, Libraries are beginning to make some changes to their restrictions. This is a local Library Board decision and is decided by the Board looking at the occupancy limits, vaccination status in the community and other factors. Additionally, many children are not eligible for the vaccine at this time and we want to ensure the safety of our youngest customers where space may be limited. 

Please know that restrictions will continually evolve as the science is reviewed. We rely on the professionals for guidance. We know the lifting of other PA Department of Health restrictions are scheduled on June 1stand we will be working to keep this page up to date as good as we can, however as always, please check with your local library for specific restrictions before visiting.

LibraryMasks Required for EveryoneCDC GuidelinesSpecial Notes
Atglen Library
Avon Grove Library
Chester County Library & District Center
Chester Springs Library
Coatesville Area Public Library
Downingtown Library
Easttown Library & Information Center
Henrietta Hankin Branch Library
Honey Brook Community Library
Kennett Library
XMasks are Strongly Encouraged, but not required
Malvern Public Library
XMasks recommended but not required
Oxford Library
Paoli Library
XMasks preferred
Parkesburg Free Library
Phoenixville Public Library

Masks recommended but not required
Spring City Public Library
Tredyffrin Public Library

West Chester Public Library
XMasks required on Children's Floor

CDC Guidelines are that masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals
Fully vaccinated is:

     2 weeks after the second shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
     2 weeks after 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Joseph L. Sherwood,
Executive Director
Chester County Library System
450 Exton Square Parkway
Exton, PA 19341-2496

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