Adopted April 19, 2021
Delphi Public Library
Phase 6: Building Reopens with Partial Service
Plan of Action
Begins May 1, 2021 in Delphi
Begins May 3, 2021 in Yeoman
Curbside Service of materials and documents continues during normal business hours for those who prefer that method of service.
Main Library: Building will open at normal summer hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The building will be open to the public for material browsing and checkout; copying, scanning, and faxing services; and computer use. Social distancing procedures remain in place. If an area becomes congested, staff may ask patrons to wait or browse another collection until social distancing can be practiced. All staff will be wearing masks while in the building, and all public visitors are also required to wear masks while in the building. Masks must be properly and securely fitted to cover the nose and mouth without large gaps, and must not be made of loosely woven material such as mesh or lace. (Children aged 2 and under are exempted from this requirement. A person who has a disability that prevents them from safely wearing a mask will be offered a reasonable accommodation, such as curbside delivery of materials or services in a timely matter. The ADA does not provide a blanket exemption to people with disabilities from complying with legitimate safety requirements necessary for safe operations. Due to the current COVID pandemic, an individual not wearing a mask can be considered an imminent and direct threat to the health and safety of others.) A limited number of disposable masks will be available for patrons who need one. Patrons are encouraged to clean their hands with hand sanitizer immediately after entering the library. Sanitizer will be provided at the entrance. Patrons are encouraged to stay home if they are feeling ill or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, sore throat, cough, etc.). People over age 65 and those at higher risk for serious illness should remain especially cautious when making the decision to enter a public building.
Adults who enter with children must keep their children with them at all times during their library visit. No toys, games, puzzles, or other playthings will be available.
The Main St. entrance remains closed. All visitors must enter through the Indiana St. entrance. A staff person will be stationed at that entrance at all times. Should the building become overcrowded, patrons will be asked to wait outside the building in a line, leaving the appropriate amount of social distance between them.
Branch Library: The branch library will resume normal hours Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 am to 7 pm, Fridays 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. All staff will be wearing masks while in the building, and all public visitors are also required to wear masks while in the building.
All in-person library programs in the building remain cancelled. The public’s use of the meeting room for groups is not permitted.
Should the county’s Weekly Cases Per 100,000 Residents or 7-Day All Tests Positivity Rate change significantly, the library may revert to previous phases. Unless state or local guidelines require stricter operation, the library will utilize county metric data scores available on the Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard (https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm) to determine what level of service will be offered as follows:
Blue: Remain at current level of service.
Yellow: Remain at current level of service. Contact county health department for guidance.
Orange: Revert to Phase 3: Curbside-Only, Phone, and Email Service. Contact county health department for guidance.
Red: Revert to Phase 1: Digital Only Service. Contact county health department for guidance.
These guidelines are designed to minimize exposure and ensure the safety of all staff and patrons. This policy may be revised if deemed necessary by the library staff or board.