Eagle Public Library COVID-19 Reopening Plan, February 2021
The Library’s reopening plan, originally approved by the Eagle Public Library Board of Trustees on May 20, 2020, and subsequently revised and approved on February 10, 2021, is based on a variety of factors such as recommendations from local, state, and federal government and health agencies, social distancing protocols, and community needs. The primary consideration of this plan is maintaining the safety of library users and staff while finding ways to provide services that the library is uniquely positioned to perform. The Library intends to follow the reopening stages as outlined in the Idaho Rebounds, but due to the unique circumstances of the Library and materials, staff will use discretion in the phased reopening in the interest of public health and safety. Like all plans, this plan is subject to modification and change as the pandemic evolves.
Phased reopening of the Eagle Public Library
Stay-at-Home: The Library is closed. Increase virtual services as feasible.
Stage One: Explore and begin new methods of material delivery. Continue to increase virtual services. Ready the library’s ability to receive materials. Open material returns if feasible.
Stage Two: Continue to provide material delivery via new methods. Increase virtual services as feasible. Provide limited public computer access. Prepare to begin offering limited, in-person services.
Stage Three: Open the Library to in-person browsing with limited services. Continue to provide material delivery via new methods. Continue to increase virtual services.
Stage Four: Resume most core library services with safety precautions. Resume outreach services where safety precautions can be ensured. Continue to provide material delivery via new methods. Continue to increase virtual services.
Post-stage Four: Most services return to pre-pandemic levels.