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Summersville Public Library issues statement following incident

Summersville, W. Va. (WVVA) - The Summersville Public Library has issued a statement regrading an incident that took place yesterday.

A guest deliberately removed their mask and coughed throughout the library.

In a statement the library said, "Today, in accordance with the order of Governor Jim Justice, a patron was asked to wear a mask in the library. After putting it on for a short time, this patron became agitated, took it off, proceeded to walk up and down the aisles purposefully coughing on the books, into the air, and on the public computer equipment. They then became aggressive and verbally abusive to the staff."

They continue by saying say, "This is not the first incident of aggression our staff has endured since we opened the library on Monday."

Due to the safety of the staff and members of the community, the library has resumed operating with curbside service only.

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