Louisburg Library
206 S. Broadway | Louisburg, Kansas 66053
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Important Information to Know During this Time

How have my services changed?

The board of trustees adopted a Re-Opening Action Plan in May 2020 that includes 5 Phases. We offer Curbside Service and have suspended our outreach services to schools, senior living facilities and our home-bound patrons. Inter library Loan services have also been suspended until further notice, and the courier is no longer running.

For those patrons in our library district who now work from home and for our remote learners, we have widened our Wi-Fi range and availability to 24-hour service.

Remember that our website louisburglibrary.org is our online branch and is always open. Our website offers a variety of digital options through Hoopla, including ebooks, audiobooks, videos, music and magazines. Instead of the five materials per month that have been been available in the past, we have increased that number to 20. Hoopla has also added an additional 1,000 titles that do not count toward a patron's borrowing limits.

We offer a variety of services on-line from book clubs and programs to on-line subscriptions for DIY services. Remember to check our Facebook page for LIVE Story Times and events, as well.

 

PHASE 4:  LIBRARY OPEN WITH ADDITIONAL SERVICES RESTORED AUGUST 11

If patrons are in the building, all up front staff and any staff member going up front will need to wear masks. Staff should rotate if they need fresh air breaks. According to the Miami County Health Department and the Northeast Kansas Library System, we do have the authority to require mask wearing.

Library hours are the same as Phase 3

Additional in-library services include:

  • Open collections by appointment, on the hour
  • Anyone entering the library will need to wear a mask. If someone prefers not to wear a mask, s/he is welcome to continue using Curbside Service
  • 10 patrons have the opportunity to browse available collections for 30 minutes before they need to make their selections and give someone else an opportunity to come in the building
  • Adults with children under the age of 10 must be present with the children at all times
  • Youth ages 10 and older may browse independently

It has been determined that handling materials that are on the shelves while browsing does not create a danger for contracting COVID-19. Therefore, we do not need to sanitize materials patrons handle while making their selections

No Library programs on-site—still available on-line

Only specified collections available for browsing – some special collections still unavailable.

Access to children’s activity area and manipulatives unavailable.

We are reducing our 72-hour quarantine in stages. We will reduce the isolation time to 48 hours. We will stay at that stage for at least two weeks and then move to 24-hour isolation.

 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information Resources

It is always important to get your news from credible sources and this is especially important when you are looking for health information. The Coronavirus is being monitored and reported on around the world. This article includes information and links to reliable sources for health information nationally, in Kansas and locally.

The Coronavirus is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated guidance and information as it becomes available. Local health departments and hospitals will also update their information with a local or regional focus. Information on all of these websites will be updated frequently.

How can I help protect myself and my family?

The coronavirus is spreading in the United States right now, and the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. There are simple everyday preventive actions the Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

To keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Keep a distance of six feet from other people.
  • Currently, there are no vaccines available to prevent novel coronavirus infections.

 

Review Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu from the CDC. Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) are actions, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine, that people and communities can take to help slow the spread of illnesses like pandemic influenza (flu). NPIs are also known as community mitigation strategies. Read more from the CDC.

The current count of cases of infection with COVID-19 in the United States is available on CDC’s webpage.

Local Coronavirus Information Sources

Miami County Health Department

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

United States Coronavirus Information Sources

CDC (Centers for Disease Control)  

NIH (National Institutes of Health)

NLM (National Library of Medicine)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/php/CDC-Activities-Initiatives-for-COVID-19-Response.pdf

https://www.cms.gov/medicare/quality-safety-oversight-general-information/coronavirus

https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/disaster-response-toolkit/cms-1135-waivers/index.html

https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus

https://www.federalreserve.gov/covid-19.htm

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing

https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/counterterrorism-and-emerging-threats/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus

https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus

https://www.dhs.gov/publication/notices-arrival-restrictions-coronavirus

https://www.hud.gov/coronavirus

https://www.justice.gov/coronavirus

https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html

https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/index.asp

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

https://www.eac.gov/election-officials/coronavirus-covid-19-resources

https://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.html

https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.samhsa.gov/coronavirus

https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus

 International Coronavirus Information Sources

WHO (World Health Organization)

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