Last week, the CDC issued new guidance to protect communities from the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. The CDC recommends those in an area of substantial or high transmission wear a mask indoors in public, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. As of Monday, August 2, the Linn County area is coded as ‘red,’ signifying a high level of community transmission.
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, all visitors to City-owned buildings will be required to wear a mask while inside the building. The mask policy is effective Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The policy applies to all visitors, whether they are vaccinated or not vaccinated.
The health and safety of visitors to City buildings is our primary concern. This policy is in accordance with both CDC and Linn County Public Health recommendations.
The Library will have masks available at entrances. Masks will be required by all who enter the building. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to do all we can to keep the Library safe and open to all.
Curbside holds are still available by appointment for anyone wishing to utilize a no-contact way of accessing Library materials. Additional Library services continue to be open, including meeting rooms and browsing. Stay up to date on Library services by visiting CRLibrary.org regularly.
For more information about where to find a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit Vaccinate Iowa. According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19, including severe illness and death. COVID-19 vaccines are effective against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating in the United States, including the Delta variant.