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Changing Mask Guidance for Madison Public Libraries on March 1

Feb 28, 2022

Public Health Madison & Dane County has announced that effective March 1 at 12:01am, they will no longer require face coverings in public indoor spaces in light of steadily decreasing COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations.  

As a City of Madison agency, we will follow Public Health Madison & Dane County recommendations.  That means on Tuesday, March 1 when our libraries open, the following rules will be in place:

  • The library will no longer require visitors or staff to wear masks.  Staff or visitors who wish to continue wearing masks may do so and that option will always be fully supported. 
  • Some of our community programming partners may still require masks for attendance, including but not limited to: Public Health vaccine clinics, VITA and AARP tax assistance, and others.
  • We will once again allow eating in the library as a return to our pre-pandemic rules.

We encourage everyone visiting the library to follow public health guidance for COVID-19, to not visit the library if they are sick, to get vaccines and boosters when eligible, to take advantage of free community testing, and to respect the decisions of others as regards to mask wearing or social distancing.