COVID 19 Info

What we're doing to keep you safe

The Bibliothéque de Beaumont Library is working hard to prevent the spread of COVID 19.  This page contains up-to-date information on our processes and procedures to ensure our staff, patrons, and services are all safe.  We are following all guidance from Alberta Health, including library specific guidelinesgeneral workplace guidance, and other applicable guidance.  

Library Closure

The Library will be closed to the public as of Saturday, December 12 at 4pm and will not reopen until current restrictions are lifted. During this time, all staff who are able are working from home. A small team of dedicated staff will be operating our curbside pickup service on-site.

How we're handling material:

  • Material returned through our outdoor return chute and in the book drop at the front circulation desk is quarantined for 96 hours before it is returned to our collection
  • Staff are washing their hands frequently.

How staff are cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining a safe environment:

  • Staff have hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, and nitrile gloves available at every workstation and in all shared spaces, along with detailed instructions on how and when to sanitize and wear gloves
  • Staff are always wearing masks
  • Staff are not sharing keyboards, mice or stationary
  • Staff are maintaining social distance
  • Staff are observing capacity limits for all work areas to ensure social distance is always possible
  • Staff are cleaning and disinfecting high-touch areas hourly
  • The library is cleaned daily by our contracted cleaning service

What we're asking patrons to do to maintain a safe environment:

  • If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath or if you are a close contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you are awaiting test results for COVID-19 do not use our curbside service

We acknowledge that we cannot eliminate all risk of virus transmission through our curbside pickup service.  We advise those who are immunocompromised or a member of a high-risk category to consider using our virtual programming and digital resources.