Adopted June 15, 2020, Amended August 17, 2020
Delphi Public Library Phase 5: Building Reopens with Partial Service Plan of Action
Service Start Date: July 6
Curbside Service of materials and documents continues for those who prefer that method of service (curbside delivery Mondays and Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm and Wednesdays, 2pm - 6 pm at main library and Tuesdays 10 am - 2pm and Thursdays 2 pm - 6pm at branch library).
Main Library: Partial Service Hours during Phase 5 will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am – 7 pm. The building will reopen to the public for material browsing and checkout; copying, scanning, and faxing services; and computer use, with limited numbers of the public admitted at any one time. Social distancing procedures remain in place. In order to implement social distancing rules safely, no more than 10 visitors will be allowed in the building at any one time. Each patron’s visit is limited to 30 minutes. All staff will be wearing masks while in the building, and all public visitors are also required to wear masks while in the building. (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 required 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. Once building capacity has been reached, patrons are requested to wait outside the building in a line, leaving the appropriate amount of social distance between them.
Branch Library: Partial Service Hours during Phase 5 will be Wednesdays 10 am to 7 pm. In order to implement social distancing rules safely, no more than 3 visitors will be allowed in the building at any one time. Each patron’s visit is limited to 30 minutes. All staff will be wearing masks while in the building, and all public visitors are also required to wear masks while in the building.
Frequent cleaning and sanitation measures of surfaces in both buildings continue. Public restrooms will be locked but available upon request, and will be sanitized between uses. All in-person library programs in the building remain cancelled. The public’s use of the meeting room for groups is not permitted.
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.