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Marathon County Public Library

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What safety precautions are being taken during the pandemic?

FAQ: What safety precautions are being taken during the pandemic?


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During the pandemic, the following safety precautions are in effect to protect the public and library staff:

  • Do not enter if you have Covid-19 symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, headache, loss of smell or  taste, fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, body or muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting.

  • Face masks are encouraged and appreciated. Masks are available upon request. *

  • Practice social distancing. Please stay 6 feet from other patrons and staff.

  • Please use hand sanitizer (provided) when entering the library building.

  • Please limit your visits to one hour. The library may not exceed 50% capacity starting July 1, 2021. **

  • Library staff will sanitize touch points periodically throughout the day.

  • Large group visits are not permitted at this time.

  • Some library services will remain unavailable until further notice.

* Fully vaccinated patrons are not required to wear masks per Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidance as of May 2021.

** Per Marathon County Health Department guidance and a decision by the Library Board.

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has prompted changes to the library's day-to-day operations — all of which were implemented to maintain the health and safety of patrons and library staff — while continuing to provide quality library services. ... (read more)