Chester County Library System Changes Mask Policy

EXTON, PA — Joseph L. Sherwood, Executive Director of Chester County Library System released the following statement:

“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 professionals for guidance. We know the lifting of other PA Department of Health restrictions is scheduled on June 1st and we will be working to keep this page on our website dated and current, however as always, please check with your local library location within Chester County for specific restrictions before visiting.”

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