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Library Services Update

As of Thursday, July 29th the library will be requiring masks for ALL individuals entering the library.


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Decatur Public Library has striven to align its policies with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Macon County Health Department. Since pandemic conditions can and do sometimes change quickly, policies can also change quickly. Both the CDC and IDPH have revised their indoor mask recommendations based on local conditions. For communities that are experiencing either substantial or high rates of transmission, indoor mask wearing is recommended for all, regardless of vaccination status. Macon County is currently in a state of substantial transmission and therefore, beginning Thursday, July 29, 2021 Decatur Public Library will require all visitors, patrons, and staff to wear masks while inside the library. The only exception will be for small children 2 and under. Decatur Public Library will closely monitor the local transmission rates and adjust policies as we are able.