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Libraries Are an Essential Service. Give Librarians the Vaccine Now | Opinion

 A librarian cleans books at Freedom Preparatory Academy as teachers begin to prepare to restart school after it was closed in March due to COVID-19 on August 13, 2020 in Provo, Utah. George Frey/Getty Images
A librarian cleans books at Freedom Preparatory Academy as teachers begin to prepare to restart school after it was closed in March due to COVID-19 on August 13, 2020 in Provo, Utah. George Frey/Getty Images


Opinion – John Chrastka
, executive director of EveryLibrary, the national political action committee for libraries, 

America can defeat COVID-19 through wide vaccine distribution. The CDC‘s Phase 1a vaccination guidance was wise to focus on inoculating the most vulnerable populations and our healthcare workers. Phase 1b, which is being implemented by health departments right now, is a practical approach to preserving societal functioning by vaccinating essential workers and other at-risk populations. But as state and local health departments consider who to include in Phase 1c, policymakers need to look at what our society needs beyond reopening our economy.

For America to return to full health, we need institutions like libraries ready to help us connect with who we are and to energize us for what is to come.

Source: Libraries Are an Essential Service. Give Librarians the Vaccine Now | Opinion