Surge in COVID cases, staffing challenges prompt Fairfax Co. libraries to close 2 days weekly

Starting this weekend, libraries in Fairfax County, Virginia, will be closed two days a week.

All regional and community libraries will close on Sundays and Mondays starting Jan. 16 and continuing through April 1.

The only exception will be the Access Services Branch at the Fairfax County Government Center, which will maintain its regular Monday-through-Friday hours.

A county libraries spokeswoman told WTOP the move is being made because the surge in coronavirus cases has impacted the library system’s operations.

Libraries will operate during their normal hours Tuesday through Saturday.

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Looking for more information? D.C., Maryland and Virginia are each releasing more data every day. Visit their official sites here: Virginia | Maryland | D.C.

Michelle Basch

Michelle Basch is a reporter and anchor at WTOP.

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