COVID-19 Update

Good morning, many of you have seen or heard rumors that someone who works at Washington District Library has tested positive for COVID-19.

The staff and Board of Trustees of Washington District Library recognize the importance of safety above all else at this time. In an effort to make the library as safe a place as possible for our staff and our community, we are doing the following things every day:

  • Cleaning the library every night.
  • Utilizing social distancing and wearing masks, per CDC guidelines.
  • Quarantining returned library items for seven days.
  • Wearing gloves when handling returned items.
  • Wearing gloves when handing items to patrons at the drive-through window or at the curb.
  • Keeping the building closed to the public during Phase 3 of Restore Illinois.

If someone in the library were to have a confirmed positive test for COVID-19, whether that person were a library staff member or not, we would take the following additional measures:

  • That person would not return to the library until their self-quarantine had ended, per CDC recommendations.
  • The library would receive an additional disinfecting deep clean.

We value the safety and health of our community and our staff, and we want to continue to be a part of our community, in the safest way possible.

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