By Virginia Volkman, Director
Sedona AZ (July 3, 2020) – After cautiously reopening with many new protocols in place, Sedona Public Library has temporarily closed the main location on White Bear Road after a staff member there tested positive for COVID-19.
The Library has been following all CDC guidance to keep both the public and library staff as safe as possible. Masks are required for all staff and for patrons entering the building, social distancing is practiced, and acrylic barriers have been installed. The Library is routinely cleaned and disinfected.
The closure is being taken as a precaution, based on internal procedures set in place to help minimize the spread of disease. Staff members are being tested and the library will be deep cleaned and disinfected.
The book drop remains open. Items currently checked out will have their due dates extended and items on the holds shelf will be available for pick up when the Library reopens.
“The health and well-being of our patrons, staff, volunteers, and the wider community remain a priority for Sedona Public Library,” said Library Director Virginia Volkman.
We wish our colleague (quarantined at home) a complete and speedy recovery and look forward to reopening the Library when it is safe to do so.
This closure is effective July 1 and the Library will remain closed until further notice.
While the Library is closed, you can access its digital collections from your tablet, smartphone, or computer for free. All you need is your library card and PIN. If you don’t have a library card you can apply for an online card that gives you access to digital materials. Visit sedonalibrary.org for updates and for online services.