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COVID-19 Policies

Adopted June 21, 2021, updated August 16, 2021

Delphi Public Library
Phase 6.5: Building Reopens with Full Service
Plan of Action
Service Start Date: July 1, 2021

Service End Date: Upon termination of Public Health Emergency as declared by the National Department of Health and Human Services


Curbside Service of materials and documents continues during normal business hours for those who prefer that method of service.

Both locations: Buildings and all public entrances will be open normal hours. 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. In accordance with CDC recommendations, the following masking rules will apply: Masks are required for all staff and patrons over the age of 2 while community spread it high (orange or red designation from the Indiana COVID Dashboard). When community spread is low to moderate (blue or yellow designation), masks will be recommended for those individuals who are unvaccinated or immunocompromisedA limited number of disposable masks will be available for patrons who need one. 

Library programs in the building and public meeting room use are limited to 10 individuals, unless prior authorization is granted by the director. When community spread is in the red designation, indoor events (including library and outside group use) may be canceled. 

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.

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 ( 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.

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