Clearview Public Libraries to reopen August 19.

Patrons will notice significant changes

Good news for bookworms in Clearview Township.

The public can return to Clearview Public Library branches beginning August 19. Normal operations will resume, except Tuesdays, when all branches will be closed for increased cleaning and sanitization measures. Curbside service will continue.

The Clearview Public Library Board said significant changes have been made to comply with provincial safety regulations. Much of the public seating has been removed and patrons are being asked to restrict library visits to one hour per day. Anyone who wants to use a computer has a half-an-hour per day time limit. Printing will not be available.

Increased cleaning protocols will be implemented, including:

  • Returned materials will be quarantined for three days before being recirculated.
  • Public computer mice and keyboards will be cleaned after every use.
  • Public washrooms will be professionally cleaned every night, with high-touch surfaces being sanitized by Library staff throughout the day.
  • Used materials are to be placed in the bins at the end of the aisles for collection and cleaning.

Before entering a library branch, all staff and patrons must complete a paper self-assessment form and deposit it into the provided collection bin. As mandated by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, masks are required to enter the facility. A warning system to prevent improper mask usage will be in effect and continued improper usage could result in a request to leave the building for the day. 

Traffic throughout the building will be regulated by directional and physical distancing floor stickers as well as posters placed on aisle ends.

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