Reed Memorial Library Health and Safety Statement
Reed Memorial Library has implemented the following measures per state and local health guidelines:
- Six-foot minimum distance between all individuals or the minimum required by the Ohio Dept of Health (ODH). Visual indicators and signage posted in high traffic areas demonstrating a six-foot distance.
- No more than 40 individuals may be in public spaces at one time with the current limited library floor plan.
- Staff will not report to work and the public should refrain from entering the library if showing the following COVID-19 symptoms in the last 72 hours: cough, fever, respiratory illness, or difficulty breathing.
- Clear, protective, counter shields installed at transaction desks between staff and public where appropriate/possible.
- Sanitization of shared surfaces by staff, hourly as needed, to high-touch areas.
- Returned materials quarantined for a minimum of 96 hours before substantial contact with staff.
- The public is encouraged to use self-checkout stations instead of interacting with staff, when possible.
- Payment by credit card or online is encouraged.
- Employees are required to wear masks. Staff may supply their own masks or choose to wear one provided by the library.
- Staff will self-monitor their temperatures prior to reporting for work and stay home if over 100.4 degrees.
- An adequate supply of cleaning products, masks, and gloves will be available to staff. Staff required to perform thorough hand washing for at least 20 seconds per ODH guidelines; Glove use is optional but available for staff as needed/requested.
- Staff will clean workstations before and after use.
RML strongly advises members of the public to refrain from entering buildings if you or a member of your household has been ill or has a temperature. We require the public to wear their own masks in the library, in compliance with state and local regulations.
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