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Reminder: The Jacksonville library will reopen Monday

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Chris Boivin
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Jacksonville Public Library
The Jacksonville Main Library will reopen to the public on Monday.

Jacksonville's Main Public Library is scheduled to reopen Monday, nearly four months after it suddenly closed to serve as a Regeneron clinic.

The clinic, which gives out doses of a monoclonal antibody treatment to treat symptoms of COVID-19 infection, will finish operations at the library at 5 p.m. Thursday, before moving to the Joseph Lee Center at 5120 Perry St. the following day to continue treating Jacksonville residents. The new location will continue operating on the same schedule: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

The library will be cleaned through the weekend before opening to the public at 9 a.m. Monday.

The Regeneron Clinic, which began operating at the library in August, distributed nearly 12,000 doses but in recent weeks had treated fewer than 50 patients daily.

Reporter Raymon Troncoso joined WJCT News in June of 2021 after concluding his fellowship with Report For America, where he was embedded with Capitol News Illinois covering Illinois state government with a focus on policy and equity. You can reach him at (904) 358-6319 or Rtroncoso@wjct.org and follow him on Twitter @RayTroncoso.