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Fruitport District Library

Reopening Plan

Fruitport Library's plan to open following the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Reopening Plan

Fruitport Library's plan to reopen following the COVID-19 Pandemic. Scroll down or click on an individual stage for more information. 

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Reopening Policy

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Stage 4Stage 6

Stage One

During this stage, the Library is closed to the public either by executive order, by order of the Library Board, or by the Library Director and Library Board in following the Reopening Policy. 

Non-essential employees may return to the Library to work according to a schedule put together by the Library Director and Library President.

The building and grounds may be worked on if allowed by the current executive orders.

The public can continue to use the Library’s Wi-Fi outside of the building.

Employees will begin arranging the furniture and preparing for the public to return to the building.

Stage Two

All employees may return to work according to a schedule put together by the Library Director and Library Board, although the Library is still closed to the public.

Employees may work on getting books ready for check out, answering phones and public questions, reviewing upcoming programs, resuming interlibrary loan if possible, and continuing to get the building ready for public access. 

Stage Three

Curbside pick-up and other limited services may begin; but the Library building is still closed to the public.

In addition to curbside pick-up, the public may begin returning materials according to protocols and schedules established by the Library Director. Returned materials will be quarantined for at least four days before being checked in. All fines are suspended through October 31.

Social distancing measures are still in place, and masks must be worn when engaging in curbside pick-up unless prohibited by a medical condition or in case of children under 2 years.  Service hours will be posted at the Library, on the website, and on Facebook.

Stage Four

The public may enter specific areas of the Library building, following posted library guidelines.  The public is required to maintain social distancing within the accessible areas, respect established barriers, follow established traffic flow, and continue to wear masks unless prohibited by a medical condition or in case of children under 2 years.

Up to 10 members of the public may be in the building at a time; others will be required to wait outside or in a vehicle.  Patrons will use their best efforts to come to the Library with the least number of people.

Employees will enact cleaning protocols, including cleaning commonly touched surfaces, quarantining unused materials, and cleaning computer terminals, to their best effort.

Operation hours will be determined by the Library Director and Library Board and posted at the Library, on the website, and on Facebook.

Stage Five

The Library may open more areas and expand services to the public.  In-person programming can continue and meeting rooms may be used only for Library events.  The Library Director and Library Board may open additional areas of the building for public use.

Social distancing, mask-wearing, and cleaning protocols will remain in place.

Operation hours will be determined by the Library Director and Library Board and posted at the Library, on the website, and on Facebook.

Stage Six

The Library can reopen with the same services as normal.  All Library service can resume without restrictions.