Yolo County libraries reinstating face covering requirement

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Last Thursday, Yolo County Library announced that as of July 16 all visitors would be required to wear face coverings during their visit inside of any Yolo County library branch building. The move came following a recommendation from Yolo County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson on July 14 that fully vaccinated persons wear masks indoors in public spaces as a precautionary measure due to the increasing prevalence of the Delta variant and rising COVID-19 case rates. Sisson said she was erring on the side of caution to slow the spread of the Delta variant with her new recommendation for fully vaccinated persons to resume masking indoors and to get tested after an exposure “At the same time, we know that our vaccines, while highly effective, aren’t perfect. Putting on a mask indoors in settings where you can’t be sure that everyone who is unmasked is fully vaccinated is a simple way to add another layer of protection against COVID-19,” Sisson said. Library staff and visitors,  including children ages 2 and older, must continue to wear a face covering while inside the library. To accommodate those who cannot wear face coverings and their new open hours, Yolo County Library has modified their Curbside Pickup hours at most branch locations. The service hours at Winters Community Library are:

  • Open Hours: Monday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Tuesday 12–8 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Thursday 4–8 p.m., Saturday 1–5 p.m.
  • Curbside Hours: Thursday 12–3 p.m.

A listing of all Yolo County Library branches service hours is available at https://yolocountylibrary.org/new-open-hours/.

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