According to MLive, as of September 28, 2021, "All 83 Michigan counties have been deemed high risk for coronavirus transmission, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
Size of Library Building
Our building is small, and thus it is more challenging to maintain safe physical distancing.
Presence of Children
Children under age 12 are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. We want to keep every member of our community as safe as possible.
Health Care Professional Recommendations
American Medical Association
"Public masking during the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most effective measures we can take to contain the spread of the virus. The American Medical Association strongly advocates for coronavirus masking in public spaces."
World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations.
In addition to WHO, many other agencies and organizations are resuming the recommendation to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
Largest Nurses Union Calls on CDC to Reinstate Mask Recommendation
In short: Cases are rising again and masks protect people.