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Ontario Regulations Updated: Quarantine of Materials No Longer Required

Regulations Updated: Quarantine of Materials No Longer Required

As the province of Ontario enters Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopen on June 11, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the requirement that circulating materials returned to the library be disinfected or quarantined for an appropriate period of time before they are recirculated will be eliminated.


Please see below for an extract of Ontario Regulation 82/20:
SCHEDULE 8: PLACES THAT MUST CLOSE OR THAT ARE SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS AT STEP 1
Public libraries
  1. (1) Public libraries may only open if they comply with the following conditions:
    Circulating materials must be reserved over the telephone or online.
  2. Circulating materials may only be exchanged with members of the public through contactless drop-off, pick-up, or delivery.
  3. Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises to facilitate contactless drop-off and pick-up or to access computers, photocopiers, or similar services.
  4. Patrons must not be permitted to be in the book stacks, or to handle circulating materials that are shelved, or in other areas of library storage.
  5. Revoked: O. Reg. 440/21, s. 12 (2).
  6. The person responsible for the public library must comply with subsection (3), if applicable.

 

Posted on: June 10, 2021, 6:56 pm Category: Uncategorized

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