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Library to lift mask mandate on June 1

| May 3, 2021 11:47 AM

SANDPOINT — Effective June 1, the East Bonner County Library District is lifting its mask mandate.

The East Bonner County Library Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Friday, April 30, to consider possible modification of the district's mask requirement. After 90 minutes of fact review and discussion, the trustees voted to discontinue the mask requirement effective June 1, the board said in a press release.

Staff and patrons who choose it have access to vaccination, and by June 1, most will be fully immunized, library officials said in the release.

"Masks will be encouraged, but no longer required," they said in the release. "The board will continue to monitor COVID-19 cases along with new information and reassess the policy as the situation changes."

EBCLD officials thanked all the patrons who have been so supportive of this policy and remind them that our curbside service will continue should they be uncomfortable entering the library without a mask requirement.