Face Masks Now Required in Library

A reminder to patrons, Johnson County Library will start enforcing Governor Laura Kelly’s executive order requiring masks or face coverings in public.  Beginning Tuesday, July 21masks will now be required in all Johnson County Library buildings. Patrons wearing any kind of face covering, including a face shield, is acceptable. Disposable masks will be available if you do not have one.

Library policy requires that patrons comply with all regulations and laws, including the executive orders issued by the governor. Our Suspension, Denial, or Restriction of Library Use policy states, “The County Librarian or his/her designee is authorized to suspend, deny, or restrict an individual's library privileges for (1) violation of federal or state law, local codes, or library regulations.”

This means if you do not wear a mask in the Library, you will be asked to leave for the day. You are welcome back the following day if you wear a mask, or you can choose to use our drive-thrus or online services instead.

The governor’s order lists several exemptions to the mask order, including:

  • Persons age five years or under
  • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering
  • Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, or communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing

If you cannot wear a mask, we ask that you maintain six feet of distance between staff and other patrons. Thanks to everyone who is wearing a mask that is able to; it is our intent to help keep everyone safe.