An employee of Lake Villa District Library is under quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. Library administration was notified of the staff member’s positive test on Thursday July 30, initiated contact tracing protocols, and the staff member immediately began a self-quarantine.
Internal contact tracing showed that no other staff member was found to have possibly had close contact with the individual (defined as being within six feet for fifteen or more minutes).
Close contact with patrons was not discovered. Library staff members follow safety protocols while interacting with patrons, including wearing face coverings and social distancing.
LVDL has instituted increased cleaning of high touch areas, thorough cleaning of the building each evening, and underwent two separate deep cleanings of the areas where the employee works. LVDL has a face mask requirement in place since reopening in June. Other precautions include capacity limits, sneeze guards at all service desks, accessible hand sanitizer, regular surface cleaning, and 4-day quarantining of returned books and other library materials.
This is the first known instance of a staff person testing positive for COVID-19. Any future incidents of potential COVID-19 exposure will be posted on our website and social media.
Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. Should you have any questions, please email the Library Director, Mikael Jacobsen.