Temporary Safety Practices Policy
Addendum to Valley Cottage Library Patron Code of Conduct
(full PDF version available here)

Safety Practices

Until the Board of Trustees votes to revoke this temporary policy, the library will require all people on the premises to abide by the following safety practices:

  1. All persons regardless of vaccination status must wear a face mask which covers the mouth and nose

  2. All non-vaccinated persons must maintain a minimum of 6’ social distancing on library property

  3. Patrons should only approach public service desks when directed to come forward

  4. No persons should enter the building if they have a fever or symptoms of a respiratory illness such as coughing, sore throat or shortness of breath; have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days or had contact with a person known or suspected to have Covid-19 within the last 14 days

 

Activities

Until the Board of Trustees votes to revoke this temporary policy, the following services, activities and building areas may be restricted or limited to varying degrees:

  1. Patron admittance to the building

  2. Hours of operation

  3. Building occupancy

  4. Public computer use

  5. Access to book stacks and collections

  6. Availability of meeting rooms, quiet study rooms, program rooms and gallery by non-library groups

  7. Public Seating

  8. Notary Public, Faxing and Photocopying

  9. Restrooms

 

Consequences

Any person who fails to follow Safety Practices 1-4 above while on the premises will be given one warning at the discretion of Library staff. Instead of being given a second warning, the patron will be asked to leave the premises for the day. Failure to comply with staff requests may result in law enforcement intervention.

 

Any person who fails to adhere to the restrictions in Activities 1-9 above will be asked to leave the premises for the day. Failure to comply with staff requests may result in law enforcement intervention. Subsequent failures on the part of the patron may result in the loss of Library privileges for a period of up to one year.

 

Adopted by the Board of Trustees July 15, 2020