Phased Reopening Plan

This is our current plan as how to reopen services to the community while protecting the health of our staff and patrons.

Caro Area District Library
Phased Reopening Plans

Phased Reopening Plan

Employee Screening

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure, CADL requires employees to self-screen on a daily basis with questions provided by the Tuscola County Health Department. The Library Board encourages staff members to get tested before the library opens to the public. Information about free testing at the Tuscola Health Department will be provided.

PPE
                -Masks are in the library, on each person's desk or inbox. Ordered enough for each regular and part-time staff member to have two (so they can alternate and launder) and a few extras for substitutes. Erika indicated that she had someone who wanted to donate some to us also.
                -15 gallons of sanitizer has been acquired from St. Julian’s in Frankenmuth. This will be put in spray bottles and can be used for hands and surfaces, it is 80% alcohol. Have 4 cleaning type spray bottles, ordered several spray bottles for misting on hands.
                -Plexiglas shields have been installed on both floors.
                -Partitions have been installed in the office in the Lower Level, as well as the Assistant Director's office.
                -A large quantity of gloves are on order via the White Pine Library Cooperative. We have no ETA at this time. We do have some gloves left that we ordered before the shutdown, but not enough for use in Phase 1. Erin was able to acquire enough elsewhere to get started.
                -Some staff have indicated that they would like face shields in addition to face masks. They have arrived.

Return of Materials

All returns must come through one of the exterior book drops. Erin will figure out a way to enclose the book drop that comes directly into the building.

Staff will empty the book drops twice per day (more if needed) and quarantine the items in the Community Room in dated sections. Items will remain in quarantine for 3 Days. Once items have been quarantined for recommended number of days, they will be checked in and each cover wiped down with a Clorox wipe, or equivalent.

Items will be reshelved.

 

Phase 1: Curbside Delivery*

Patron orders materials by placing holds in Horizon or calling on the phone. We will limit each patron to 5 DVDs and 20 books/magazines/audiobooks per transaction.

Makes appointment for pickup time through online form or calling on the phone

Staff uses Horizon pull list or pulls materials as requested by phone. Items are checked out to patron and placed in paper bag, which is stapled shut and patrons name written on it.

At appointment time, staff places bag on table under porch overhang and waits in lobby to make sure patron retrieves it. Only one patron’s bag(s) will ever be on the table at a time.

Staff will not accept returns, all returns must come through book drop so they can be quarantined.

Staff are encouraged to stay home if showing any symptoms of COVID19 (or if another person in their house is showing symptoms or has tested positive). Staff will be provided with masks and required to wear them when working in public areas or when they cannot stay more than 6 feet from coworkers, if medically tolerated. Some, if not all, of the masks will have ties so as not in interfere with glasses/hearing aids.

Phase 2: Reopening Plan for Building (25% Capacity)*

Soft seating will be reduced/eliminated. Even-numbered computers will be marked out of service to reduce closeness. Tables will have only one chair each, some tables will be moved to increase space between. Toys and games will remain put away for the time being.

Plexiglas shields will be installed at service desks. Staff should use book carts to block open desk entrances from patrons. Office doors between public and staff spaces will remain closed when not in use. Doors between lobby and main floor will be propped open to reduce touchpoints.

The Lower Level will be closed during our initial reopening. Patrons can request materials at the front desk/over the phone/through our catalog and staff will retrieve them from the Children’s Area.

Patrons requiring computer assistance will only receive as much assistance as the staff can provide by showing on their computer at the desk, or verbally.

Only staff will be allowed to use the copy machine. Staff can make copies for patrons.

Staff are encouraged to stay home if showing any symptoms of COVID19 (or if another person in their house is showing symptoms or has tested positive). Staff will be provided with masks and required to wear them when working in public areas or when they cannot stay more than 6 feet from coworkers, if medically tolerated. Some, if not all, of the masks will have ties so as not in interfere with glasses/hearing aids.

In addition to the nightly cleaning by the cleaning company, staff will sanitize touch points within the building at least twice daily.

The Community Room and the Study Room will be closed until future notice and be used to store extra furniture, quarantined materials, etc.

Tape X’s will be placed on the floor at service desks showing 6ft distances. Stack aisles will be one-way and tape arrows will be placed on the floor indicating direction.

Signs will be posted requesting that patrons wear masks to protect staff, other patrons, and themselves.

Programming will only exist online or in whatever capacity we can supply to the patrons homes/outside the building with no staff contact.

Phase 3: Reopening Plan for Building (50% Capacity)*

Soft seating will be reduced/eliminated. Even-numbered computers will be marked out of service to reduce closeness. Tables will have only one chair each, some tables will be moved to increase space between. Toys and games will remain put away for the time being.

Plexiglas shields will be installed at service desks. Staff should use book carts to block open desk entrances from patrons. Office doors between public and staff spaces will remain closed when not in use. Doors between lobby and main floor will be propped open to reduce touchpoints.

The Lower Level will be closed but appointments can be made by one family at a time for a 30 minute appointment to choose their own materials. Patrons who do not need an appointment can request materials at the front desk/over the phone/through our catalog and staff will retrieve them from the Children’s Area.

Patrons requiring computer assistance will only receive as much assistance as the staff can provide by showing on their computer at the desk, or verbally.

Staff are encouraged to stay home if showing any symptoms of COVID19 (or if another person in their house is showing symptoms or has tested positive). Staff will be provided with masks and required to wear them when working in public areas or when they cannot stay more than 6 feet from coworkers, if medically tolerated. Some, if not all, of the masks will have ties so as not in interfere with glasses/hearing aids.

In addition to the nightly cleaning by the cleaning company, staff will sanitize touch points within the building at least twice daily.

The Community Room and the Study Room will be closed until future notice and be used to store extra furniture, quarantined materials, etc.

Tape X’s will be placed on the floor at service desks showing 6ft distances. Stack aisles will be one-way and tape arrows will be placed on the floor indicating direction.

Signs will be posted requesting that patrons wear masks to protect staff, other patrons, and themselves.

Programming will only exist online or in whatever capacity we can supply to the patrons homes/outside the building with no staff contact.

 

Phase 4: Back to Business as Usual*

Soft seating will be replaced. All computers will be reopened. Tables will have all chairs again. Toys and games will return to the public areas.

Plexiglas shields may or may not remain, we will have to assess at the time.

The Lower Level will be open to the public.

The Community Room and the Study Room will be back in use with normal procedures.

Library programming will return to normal.

 

 *There are no timelines on any of the phases as these will depend on what is going on at the current time with the health of the community, various Executive Orders, and the guidelines of the Tuscola County Health Department. Phases may not always go in order and we may have to backtrack at times.

Updated 6/9/2020