The library will not be screening employees on site. Staff will do this at home and use the honor system to sign off on the health questionnaire when they come in for their shift. If staff know they are ill, please contact the Director immediately and the shift will be covered or library closed depending on the situation.
Screening will consist of the following questions
- Have you experienced symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, shortness of breath, or at least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell in the past 14 days?
- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
- Have you knowingly been in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has had symptoms of COVID-19?
- Do you attest that you will wear clean appropriate face covering while working, in accordance with library policy?
Staff should notify the Director if the answers to these questions change later, regardless of whether the change occurs during or outside work hours.
A record of the responses will be in the Re-opening Logs blue binder on or behind the circulation desk.
The library will maintain a log of who has been in the library. This information will be used to trace and notify staff and visitors in the event that an employee is diagnosed with COID-19.
Visitors that Test Positive for COVID-19
The library will observe directions from local health officials for best practice in staff and public health safety in the event that a library visitor reports developing symptoms related to COVID-19 or testing positive for COVID-19 when they have recently visited the library.
If an individual who has visited the library reports testing positive for COVID-19, the library will notify local health officials if they are not already aware.
The library will work with local health officials to notify staff and visitors that may have been in contact with the infected visitor, while maintaining the right to privacy of the health information of the visitor, and the confidentiality of library records.
Employees that Test Positive for COVID-19 or Report COVID-19 Symptoms
The library will observe directions from local health officials for best practice in staff and public health safety in the event that a staff member reports developing symptoms related to COVID-19 or testing positive for COVID-19.
Library staff that develop symptoms related to COVID-19 or test positive will be directed to not come into the library(or to leave the library if they are already at work) and to contact a medical professional or the local health department immediately.
The Director of designee will immediately notify state and local health departments and cooperate with contact tracing efforts. including notification of potential contacts such as workers or visitors who had close contact with the individual, while maintaining confidentially required by state and federal law and regulations.
If an employee test positive for COVID-19 or shows symptoms he/she may only return to work with written permission of a doctor. If an employee has had close contact with a person with COVID-19 he/she may return to work with the written permission of a doctor OR after completing a 14-day self quarantine.
Employees who have been alerted that they came in close of proximate contact with a person with COVID-19 via tracing, tracking or other mechanism are required to report this information to the Library Director.
Closure and Disinfection Plan
The library will be closed to the public and staff for any of the following reasons:
- An employee or visitor reports experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 after have entered the building
- An employee or visitor had reported testing positive for COVID-19.
Library will be cleaned and disinfected and possibly closed for 3 days before reopening to the public. Announcements and signs will be posted in the event. CDC cleaning and disinfection recommendations will be followed.
Approved and Adopted June 4, 2020