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King County Library System asking those 5 and older to wear face coverings

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The King County Library System has updated its safety guidelines to recommend all people ages 5 and older wear face coverings while in the libraries.

As of July 27, masks are required for unvaccinated people and recommended for all patrons ages 5 and up, according to the King County Library System.

The change was made after King County updated its mask guidance July 23 after recommendations by Public Health – Seattle & King County to wear face coverings in indoor public settings due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

“We’re asking everyone to wear a mask at all times while inside the library,” according to the statement by the King County Library System. “This is regardless of vaccination status.”

The mask must cover your nose and mouth. Vented masks, bandanas and neck gaiters are not acceptable.

All library staff members are required to wear a mask.

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