MASK USE IS STILL REQUIRED IN THE LIBRARY
Effective Wednesday, May 19th mask and social distancing guidance for vaccinated people in New York State changed. At the Avon Free Library, our current policies and procedures of requiring masks for all who enter the building will remain until further notice. Once the Board of Trustees can meet, we will have an update to policies and procedures based on the changes to mask wearing. We will be sharing more information soon. We thank our staff and library users for their patience and kindness as we navigate the changing landscape. We are able to provide a mask if you need one.
From the Governor’s Page:
Given that the CDC has advised that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks and over 52 percent of New Yorkers over the age of 18 are fully vaccinated, the State will authorize businesses to continue to require masks for all in their establishments, consistent with the CDC guidance. In most settings, vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated individuals, under both CDC and state guidance must wear masks in all public settings.
The Department of Health strongly recommends masks in indoor settings where vaccination status of individuals is unknown. Mask requirements by businesses must adhere to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.