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News Release: Proof of vaccination not required at Oakville Public Library

OAKVILLE, ON — Oakville Public Library (OPL) will not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at OPL branches, with the exception of room rental bookings.

Posted: September 22, 2021
For OPL branches located within Town of Oakville facilities, customers can access the library through alternative designated entrances and will not be required to meet the Town’s proof of vaccination program requirements. For OPL programs and OPL Express services located within Town’s facilities, customers will have to follow the Town’s proof of vaccination program. The Town’s program will require that anyone 12 years of age or older provide proof of identification and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (or medical exemption).
Every person attending a room rental at an OPL branch will be required to show valid government-issued identification and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as per Ontario Regulation 364/20. Proof of final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine must be dated at least 14 days prior to the room rental.
Provincial proof of vaccination programs have exempted public libraries from requiring proof of vaccination. This exemption also reflects the low-risk nature of library services and the success public libraries have had mitigating COVID-19 within their facilities.

About Oakville Public Library

Oakville Public Library (OPL) strives to fulfill our mission of cultivating discovery and creativity in every phase of life. Our vision is to inspire Oakville, and we are focused on exceptional customer service to meet the needs of the children, youth, adults and seniors utilizing our physical or online services.

OPL focuses on library programming that creates a sense of belonging, enhances well- being, expression, early literacy and engagement in the community. We continue to be agile in our mandate to meet the needs of Oakville residents.

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Media Contact

Naveen Atwal
Manager, Integrated Marketing and Communications
Oakville Public Library
905-815-2042 ext.2031