New York State Department of Health
Rensselaer County Health Department
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)
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Castleton Public Library's Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Many people are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 in our area. In responding to a new virus in the community, our response may change quickly and with little notice. We ask for your patience and understanding as we move forward.
The information given below is a list of practices that CPL will maintain until further notice.
• All library classes and events and all public use of the Community Room (other than the Village of Castleton election) is cancelled through 4/4. At that time, we will assess whether to extend the cancellations.
• The library's interior front door will remain open during the hours we are open, to eliminate a common touch point.
• CPL staff will disinfect commonly-used hard surfaces twice daily.
• Seating in the library has been reduced to create social distance and discourage gathering in groups.
• All toys have been temporarily removed from the children's area and will remain in storage until further notice.
• Staff will look up patron accounts to minimize touching of physical library cards.
• The loaning of museum passes is suspended until further notice.
• As long as two staff members are on hand in the library, we will temporarily offer a "curbside pickup" option for items on hold. Call 518-732-0879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to lean more about this service!
• Signage encouraging proper hand-washing is posted in the restroom.
• Signage regarding general health practices is posted on the front door of the building.
• Information about the library's response to COVID-19 is posted at the front desk and on our website/social media.
• CPL will follow the guidance and actions of government (federal, state, county, town/village), local school districts, and the Upper Hudson Library System in determining whether any of the library's modes of operation shall be temporarily changed in response to health concerns.