The library will follow all Alberta Health Services restrictions on libraries until formal announcements are made rescinding them.
|June 1||Curbside Service Only|
|Stage 2||June 21||
Allow in person service at 1/3 capacity (25 people)
|Stage 3||July 1||All provincial restrictions mandating mask usage and physical distancing are lifted|
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why are you no longer quarantining books?
The library has adopted many procedural changes during the pandemic to comply with provincial health directives. On June 11th the province rescinded the requirement to quarantine library material. Since the province no longer requires this extra step, and because it results in significantly more labour for staff, quarantine will no longer be done. Out of an abundance of caution Library staff will continue to mitigate risks by encouraging patrons to use the return chutes where possible. Staff will offer a safe visiting experience to the library by focusing on physical distancing, mask usage, occupancy limits, and other current provincial health recommendations.
- How are you protecting library staff?
Staffing at the library has been reduced to minimum levels. Staff will exercise physical distancing, wear masks, follow best practices when handling material, and sanitizing high touch surfaces.
- Can we request material from other libraries?
Yes, interlibrary loans between libraries has resumed. These resources are not coming as quickly as previous to the pandemic since some libraries continue to quarantine library material up to 7 days.
- How do I order locally available material online?
When conducting a search on Tracpac, click more search options and select Vermilion as the assigned library.