Vaccine & Mask Information
All Arkansans 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The CDC recommends that masks be worn indoors in public, even by those who are fully vaccinated, in areas of substantial or high transmission. Currently all counties in the state of Arkansas are areas of substantial or high transmission.
ADH’s Guidance for Face Coverings – updated July 30, 2021
Legislation Affecting Public Entities
Act 1002 prevents public entities from enacting local mask mandates. Private businesses can impose their own requirements; however public libraries are government entities and cannot do so. You may continue to encourage patrons to wear masks, but not mandate them.
Act 977 prohibits state and local governments from requiring vaccinations against the virus as a condition of employment or for members of the public to access services.
Guidance & Resources from the AR Department of Health
- COVID-19 Resources for Hearing Impaired
- Public Health Recommendations in Marshallese
- Self Home Quarantine
- Quarantine Handout — simple explanation of quarantine for posting in break room or staff area
Resources for Health and Well-Being
- How to Wear Masks
- Fabric Mask Pattern with Three Layers
- Instructions for No Sew Face Masks
- AR Connect Mental Health Call Center 501.526.3563 or 1.800.482.9921; available 24/7
- Disaster Distress Helpline 1.800.985.5990; Talk with a trained crisis counselor at SAMHSA’s hotline
- Coping with Stress during Infectious Disease Outbreaks
For more information, contact:
- Jennifer Wann
- Manager of Library Development
- email@example.com or (501) 682-5288