Vaccine and Masking Updates

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) announced on May 13th that fully vaccinated people would no longer need to wear masks outdoors or indoors.  While this is wonderful news, we still have a ways to go.

Dr. Walensky of the CDC via The Washington Post:  “The relaxation of restrictions does not apply to airplanes, buses, trains and other public transportation, to health-care settings, or where state or local restrictions still require them, Walensky said. Officials also noted that some occupational settings may also still require masks, especially since some workers may remain unvaccinated.”

The Hamden Public Library, as a municipal department, will still require mask wearing inside the building as we follow the health protocols of the town of Hamden and the state of Connecticut.

As of the most current available data:

% of Population with 1 Dose % of Population Fully Vaccinated
United States of America 47.7% 37.5%
State of Connecticut 59.7% 49%
Town of Hamden 53% 44.6%

The town and state are trending well above the national average and we need to keep up that momentum.

You can find more information about where to get a vaccine at VaccineFinder.org or at the CT Vaccine Portal.  A number of sites also accept walk-up appointments during certain time windows.

You may also dial the CT COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assist Line, which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week.  To schedule an appointment, call 877-918-2224.  Additional hospital and pharmacy locations across the state are also offering vaccine appointments.