Library Reopening Safeguards

Employee Health Screening Process

  • All Jeffersonville Township Public Library employees are required to take their temperatures at home before reporting to work at the library.
  • Employees will report to their manager their status of the following questions:
    1. Do you have fever?
    2. Do you have a cough, sore throat or headache not caused by allergies?
    3. Do you have other symptoms of COVID-19, such as shortness of breath, chills or a new loss of sense of taste?
    4. Are you caring for someone with COVID-19 or suspected of being exposed to COVID-19?
  • Staff will not report to work if they are feeling unwell, have any of the symptoms, or are caring for someone sick with COVID-19 or suspected of being exposed to COVID-19.

Enhanced Cleaning

Library Materials

  • Library materials will be quarantined for 72 hours when returned to the library.
  • After the quarantine period, library materials, will be cleaned with disinfectant before being returned to the shelves or put on hold for another patron.

Frequently Used Surfaces

  • All frequently used areas such as counter tops, keyboards, mice and phones will be cleaned with disinfectant after each transaction and/or each staff use.
  • Surfaces such as door handles, drawer pulls, and tops of sanitizer bottles will be wiped down with disinfectant every hour.

Compliance with Social Distancing

  • All library employees will maintain a 6 foot distance at all times.
  • Contactless transactions will be conducted with the public including pick-up service, drive-up service, contactless delivery, and online and phone reference.

Personal Hygiene/Ability to Wash Hands

  • All library employees are required to wear mask in the library unless in their own department space.
  • All library employees may wear gloves when handling materials.
  • All library employees are required to practice frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer.
  • Hand sanitizer and boxes of tissues will be made available for public use.

Provisions under Executive Order 20-26