3/16/2020 ILA Statement on Library Closures

Published 3/16/20

On March 16, 2020, the Illinois Library Association released the following statement on COVID-19:

In light of Governor Pritzker's recent closing of Illinois public schoolsrestaurants, and bars, his disaster proclamation, and recommendation to avoid large gatherings, as well as the news that cases of COVID-19 are appearing in more areas of the state, the Illinois Library Association recommends that public libraries, and academic libraries on campuses that have otherwise closed, in Illinois suspend public operations, including closing for a period of time. . . . READ FULL STATEMENT