COVID-19 related Information

In-Person Service and Curbside Pickup

The Fairfield County District Library is open to the public for limited in-person service.  You may visit the library to browse and checkout items, pickup held items, and return borrowed materials. You may also use a computer (60-minute limit), print, copy, scan, and fax.  We are operating at limited capacity to allow for social distancing and ask customers to limit their time in the library to one hour.  Curbside pickup remains available at all library locations.

 

 

Some things to note about in-person services at all Fairfield County District Library locations:

  • Masks are required for all customers ages 10 and up. Masks are required to be worn properly (covering nose, mouth, and chin) at all times in the building. 
  • Disposable masks are available for customers who need them.
  • If you or members of your household are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or recently tested positive for COVID-19, please do not visit our locations.
  • Individuals are asked to limit time in the building to one hour.
  • Curbside pickup remains available at all library locations.

 

Digital Resources and Online Programming

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Fairfield County District Library has been working diligently to provide online programs and digital resources to our customers.  Look for online programs on the library’s Facebook page. Borrow a book or movie from Hoopla. Checkout eBooks and eAudio titles on Libby. The library has a wide range of services you can access from home, all found on our Digital Services webpage. If you do not have a library card, you can sign up for one to access digital services.

 

Safety Precautions

Please know the safety of our staff and customers is of the utmost importance to the Library. In order to comply with state guidelines, all library employees and customers are required to wear a face covering while in a library building.

Other safety precautions include the installation of plexiglass barriers, hand sanitizer available for staff and customers, and the rearrange of work spaces to allow at least six feet of distance between employees. All returned materials are isolated for at least 4 days before they are handled by staff.   We are frequently cleaning ‘high touch’ surfaces and continuing to routinely clean and sanitize our library locations.

 

To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:

  • Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Trusted Information Sources

Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local and national agencies below.

Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health maintains a website with up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources. ODH has also set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9am – 8pm and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Centers for Disease Control

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses.