COVID-19 Update

 Library Building
Curbside Service
Monday-Thursday9am – 7pmMWF 11am – 1pm
Friday9am – 6pmTTH 4pm – 6pm
Saturday10am – 4pm1pm – 2pm

May 19, 2021

We are pleased to announce that effective Wednesday, May 19th, fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask when in the Library. This is based on the most recent CDC and New York State guidance. According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine). However, consistent with the CDC guidance for schools, masks will still be required for everyone while in the Children’s Library. 

We are already planning in person programs to be held outdoors in the coming months. Where social distancing can be maintained, masks will be optional at these programs. We are delighted to be taking these steps towards business as usual at the Library and we look forward to seeing your smiles.

Alexandra Gutelius, Library Director

The Pandemic Operations Plan has been developed in accordance with amended New York State Labor Law §27-c, and incorporates the Library Reopening Services Plan, Library Safety Plan and Cluster Guidance Plan.  The Pandemic Operations Plan  was approved by the Board of Trustees on March 15, 2021 and will be updated regularly. 

Pandemic Operations Plan

New York State’s Forward Plan

New York State COVID Vaccine Information

The Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) is documenting life during COVID-19, we invite you to share your story here:

Useful Links

New York State Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065

New York State Department of Health – Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID 19

World Health Organization