As Erie and Crawford Counties begin to feel the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) indirectly, I want to share with you the steps we’re taking at Meadville Public Library to help protect the health and safety of our patrons and employees, which is always our top priority.
We’re closely monitoring local and national reports on the evolving impact of COVID-19 and, based on guidance from Crawford County Department of Health, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and other applicable public health agencies, we’ve developed plans and established a task force that will allow us to respond timely and appropriately.
Our housekeeping and sanitation efforts at our member libraries have been greatly expanded. We’re disinfecting often-touched surfaces such as door handles, countertops, keypads, restroom surfaces twice a day. We are also disinfecting all returned materials. There are also hand sanitizers available in public areas. We’re asking all of our employees (and we urge everyone) to follow the CDC instructions listed here.
At this time, the Meadville Public Library is open for business during our regular hours to meet the needs of you, our patrons.
John J. Brice