Juneau libaries to reopen soon

Juneau libaries to reopen soon

There will new schedules and guidelines.

Juneau Public Libraries will reopen next week with modified days of operation, according to City and Borough of Juneau.

Starting Thursday, May 28, Mendenhall Valley Public Library will be open Wednesday to Saturday each week, according to a CBJ news release. Starting Sunday, May 31, the Downtown and Douglas Public Libraries will be open Sunday to Wednesday. Each branch has its normal open hours. The modified schedule is part of the Juneau Public Libraries’ COVID-19 Mitigation Plan, according to CBJ.

To promote proper social distancing, the libraries have limited and rearranged computer stations and furniture, installed plastic “sneeze guards” at customer service counters and installed floor markings to indicate where library patrons should stand while waiting for the next available library staff member, according to CBJ.

When the libraries reopen, guidelines include:

• Employees will wear face coverings while serving the public.

• Members of the public are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings. When available, face coverings will be provided. Cloth face coverings should not be worn by children under age 2.

• Social distancing of at least six feet should be maintained between individuals and household groups.

• The public should return library materials to the exterior book returns at any library.

• No in-person library programs will occur.

• The large meeting rooms at each location and the teen room at the Valley library will be closed. The smaller study rooms will be limited to two people per room and the Valley conference room will be limited to four people.

• No member of the public displaying symptoms of COVID-19 may be present in the library; signage reflecting this will be posted outside of the library. No employee displaying symptoms of COVID-19 may come to work.

• Employees will wash their hands frequently and members of the public are encouraged to do the same using the public and/or family restrooms. Hand sanitizer will be available for staff and patrons at public service desks.

• High-touch surfaces will be sanitized at least daily. Interior doors will be propped open to minimize high touch contact opportunities.

More in News

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
COVID at a Glance for Thursday, Dec. 2

Numbers come from reports from the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency… Continue reading

A man missing for more than 40 years was identified by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation as a Chugiak resident who was last seen in 1979 before being discovered murdered years before on an island near Anchorage in 1989. (Courtesy photo / Alaska Department of Public Safety)
Body found in ’80s ID’d with DNA analysis

The body, found in 1989, had been unidentified until now.

teaser
Planet Alaska: Visiting the ancestors through glimpses of glyphs

We live in Tlingit Aaní on Kaachxaan.akw’w where our petroglyphs are a symbol of home.

It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
Police calls for Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
COVID at a Glance for Wednesday, Dec. 1

Numbers come from reports from the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency… Continue reading

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
COVID at a Glance for Tuesday, Nov. 30

Numbers come from reports from the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency… Continue reading

The Pebble deposit lies at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, the greatest salmon fishery in the world. (Courtesy Photo / Colin Arisman)
Pride of Bristol Bay: Permanent protections in view for Bristol Bay

By Bjorn Dihle For more than two decades, those who care about… Continue reading

It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
Police calls for Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

This photo shows a raven in the snow. (Courtesy Photo / Kerry Howard)
On the Trails: Transition to winter — maybe

A mat of old leaves lined the roadway, each leaf fringed with crystals, making a pretty mosaic…

Most Read