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May 11, 2020

Safe Reopening Plan 2020 Pandemic

Hamilton East Public library is committed to providing high-quality library services to the residents of Delaware, Fall Creek, Noblesville and Wayne townships of Hamilton County, Indiana while maintaining a safe and healthy environment for staff and the public as possible. To ensure this the library will:

  • Increase virtual and online services
    • Implement immediate-access digital library cards
    • Increase access to and content of downloadable collections
    • Offer virtual programs, enrichment, and activities via online engagement platforms
    • Extend library WiFi to parking lots
  • Institute a phased reopening plan to allow for gradual addition of contact-free curbside delivery and limited in-person services while maintaining recommended social distancing and hygiene protocols for staff and the public. This plan will be updated regularly.
  • Follow local, state and federal guidance for public spaces when determining reopening timelines.
  • Follow recommended guidance from IOSHA and CDC for maintaining low risk of COVID-19 transmission including:
    • Required daily employee self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms
    • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols
      • Increased wipedowns of high-touch surfaces
      • Cleaning kits including gloves, CDC-approved disinfectants, and paper towels readily available in all departments
      • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer readily available in all departments
    • Regular handwashing
    • Workspace arrangements that allow for required social distancing for staff at all times
    • All staff required to wear masks or cloth face coverings in public spaces

Effective 5/4/2020