COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Metropolitan Library will require all customers to wear face coverings inside all locations beginning Tuesday, June 30 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a face covering.
The library will provide free face masks to customers who do not have one.
In a news release, the library sites the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the decision.
"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 may not have symptoms, but they can still be contagious. Wearing a face covering helps prevent the spread of droplets that might be infectious. Covering the nose and mouth, when combined with physical distancing of at least 6 feet, staying home when sick, and frequent hand washing, can help minimize the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19."
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