The Plains Library

A young child runs into the new children’s section of The Plains Public Library on Friday. The Athens County library system has undertaken “refresh” projects on several branches around the county.

1. Athens County Public Libraries. The Athens County Public Libraries have re-opened its buildings to the public. Curbside service will remain available for anyone who would like to use it. Masks must be worn for visitors over the age of 10. Social distancing will be observed inside the libraries.

2. COVID-19 update. There are now 1,030,864 total COVID-19 cases in Ohio, and 18,741 COVID-related deaths. In Athens County, 4,896 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 (nine new cases) and 54 total deaths have been reported to date. Currently, there are 143 active cases in Athens County.

3. Vaccine clinic. The Athens City-County Health Department will be holding a vaccine clinic for Ohio University students on Monday, April 12.

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