COVID-19 Resources for Librarians

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

Resources for Health and Well-Being

For more information, contact: