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WENATCHEE - With the move to Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, libraries in Chelan and Douglas counties can now reopen.

Libraries in both counties, as well as the previously announced libraries in Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties, will be back open on Nov. 2.

Several safety measure will be in place for library patrons, according to NCW Libraries. Customers will be required to wear a mask, practice social distancing and limit their visits to about 30 minutes.

Libraries in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties will be limited to 25 percent occupancy under state-mandated guidelines for counties in Phase 2. NCW Libraries is also reopening libraries in Ferry County, where 50 percent occupancy will be allowed under Phase 3 guidelines.

NCW Libraries will continue to offer a number of programs and author events online at ncwlibraries.org. Curbside pickup also remains available at all library branches.

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