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Pueblo library district buildings reopen to the public
 
PUEBLO, Colo. ­— Starting Tuesday, Jan. 19 all Pueblo City-County Library District buildings will reopen to the public offering limited in-person services during regular business hours. A limited number of patrons will be allowed in to library for one hour to browse for and check out materials, and to use the public computers and to make copies.
Health and safety measures as outlined in Pueblo County public health orders will continue to stay in place. These include:
 
· All patrons are required to submit to a health screening upon entering the library.
· All visitors and employees are required to wear a facemask while inside the library, children under the age of 3 are exempt. Anyone who cannot tolerate wearing a facemask due to a medical condition will be offered accommodations, but are not permitted to enter any library building without a facemask.
· Employees and visitors are required to continue following social distancing measures while inside the library.
· Frequent cleaning and sanitization of high touch surfaces.
· Returned library materials are quarantined for 72 hours.
· Bathrooms are locked but can be opened by staff upon request. Drinking fountains remain turned off.
· No outside food and or drinks are allowed in the library.
· All in-person programs and meeting room use is still suspended at this time.
· Visitors are asked to provide contact information, if needed, for tracing purposes and are encouraged to stay home if they are sick.
 
Curbside services, mail delivery, and online and virtual activities will continue. Sunday service is now available at Rawlings Library from 1 to 5 p.m. This move comes as a result of Pueblo County’s move to Orange status on the state’s COVID-19 dial.
 
PCCLD is continuing to follow mandates from Gov. Jared Polis, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment to guide the protection of patrons, staff and overall community.
 
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