Covid Guidelines

New Guidelines

The library will follow all Alberta Health Services restrictions on libraries until formal announcements are made rescinding them.

Stage 1

June 1 Curbside Service Only
Stage 2 June 21

Allow in person service at 1/3 capacity (25 people)
Continue distancing, masks, and sanitizing
Curbside service is available only upon request
2 public computers are available for 1 hour
1 family in the kids area at once
Patrons may use the meeting room
Patrons must sanitize hand before entry
Service hours are Mon-Thurs 10-7, Fri 10-5 Sat 10-3

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 On June 11th the province rescinded the requirement to quarantine library material.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.