Libraries are busy places that serve the entire community, including populations that are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. Libraries are also used in ways that carry the potential for respiratory diseases to spread easily: they invite people to linger, hang out, and gather while sharing spaces, equipment, and materials. This means that while COVID-19 continues to pose a significant public health risk, certain library services will be restricted and customers will be asked to comply with all safety measures.
As always, the safety of staff and library customers are of utmost importance and this policy strives to provide the maximum amount of library services while maintaining reasonable safety measures. The policy has been created referencing guidance from the CDC, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Waukesha County Health Department, DPI, and the Bridges Library System.
The library will be open again with restrictions on Monday, February 1 and here are the COVID-19 Protocols. (see below)