During the March 16 meeting and after extensive debate, the City Council directed staff to reimplement the policy requirement for face masks or face coverings for customers visiting any City facility. This requirement will stay in place until June 30, at which point Council will review the policy again.
It is important to note that the state remains a long way from herd immunity and most health experts warn that now is not the time to reduce or curtail our standard COVID-19 protocols.
The City has continued to require employees to wear masks when at work and when serving the public with frequent face-to-face encounters. The Branch Connection also maintains additional safety protocols including requiring members to have received the vaccine 2 weeks prior to attendance and temperature checks upon entry.