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March 18, 2020
ALA-APA Executive Board recommends closing libraries to public

The American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board released the following statement in support of libraries and library workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

“The ALA Executive Board unequivocally stands in support of the safety and well-being of library workers and the communities we serve,” stated the board. “To protect library workers and their communities from exposure to COVID-19 in these unprecedented times, we strongly recommend that academic, public and school library leaders and their trustees and governing bodies evaluate closing libraries to the public and only reopening when guidance from public health officials indicates the risk from COVID-19 has significantly subsided.

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