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What safety precautions are being taken during the pandemic?

FAQ: What safety precautions are being taken during the pandemic?


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During the pandemic, the following safety precautions are in effect to protect the public and library staff:

  • Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks and protect themselves and others from COVID-19 according to guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Marathon County Health Department and other municipal authorities. Masks are available upon request.

  • Do not enter the library with COVID-19 symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, difficulty breathing, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, congestion, runny nose, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell.

  • Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet from other patrons and library staff.

  • Please use hand sanitizer (provided) when entering the library building.

  • Touch points will be sanitized periodically throughout the day.

  • In-person library events will be limited; virtual and grab & go event options will continue.

  • Large group visits are not permitted at this time.

  • Curbside and drive thru pickup of library items is available.

  • Some library services will remain unavailable until further notice.

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has prompted changes to the library's day-to-day operations — all of which were implemented to maintain the health and safety of patrons and library staff — while continuing to provide quality library services. ... (read more)