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Face masks are required to be worn inside all Pueblo library locations

PUEBLO, Colo. — Starting Wednesday, Sept. 1, all Pueblo City-County Library District (PCCLD) locations will require all patrons and staff to wear face masks at all times while inside library buildings, regardless of vaccination status.

This latest requirement is an effort to keep library patrons and staff protected from the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, based on recommendations recently made by the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE). The department’s latest public health order requires all individuals ages two and older to wear face masks while indoors at all childcare centers, youth camps and schools in Pueblo County.

"It is important for us to put into place for now a masking requirement for everyone entering local libraries given the current mounting increase of COVID-19 transmission locally.  This aligns local libraries with the recent health order regarding schools and daycares, and it is consistent with the actions of other local public institutions to help address this problem,” said Jon Walker, executive director of PCCLD.

All PCCLD locations have disposable face masks as well as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes for the public. Library staff will continue to regularly sanitize high-touch surfaces. All persons are asked to maintain social distancing standards of six feet from one another and to stay home if they are sick. At this time, there are no time limits in place for browsing and computer use.

For those who are unable to wear a mask, the following services are available: curbside pickup of materials, including tablet and internet hotspots; curbside printing; online reference assistance. An array of digital materials are available for download from the library’s website at www.pueblolibrary.org/digitalmedia.

 

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