Coeur d'Alene Library to Partially Reopen June 1
The Coeur d’Alene Public Library is ready to partially reopen for the public on June 1 in compliance with Gov. Brad Little’s Rebound Idaho plan and with the approval of the Library Board of Trustees.
Lake City Public Library remains closed, and will be closed for the summer due to construction at Lake City High School.
Library Director Bette Ammon said that front-door or curbside pickup of holds will continue in order to help minimize the number of people inside the building and to accommodate patrons who prefer to remain isolated.
To place holds, patrons log into their accounts at www.cdalibrary.org or can call 208-769-2315 during the open hours. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Mondays 10-11 a.m. have been set aside for patrons who are considered vulnerable due to age or physical condition.
Patrons who are sick are asked to stay home.
“The health and safety of our patrons and staff are our primary concerns,” Ammon said. “If the number of cases of COVID-19 increase in the community, it may be necessary to again reduce library services. We are glad to be able to open up, at least partially. But staying open is going to require that everybody take precautions and work together.”
Based on the floor space of the library, access will be limited to 50 people at a time, including staff and patrons, she said. The children’s department and teen areas will remain closed, but the staff will retrieve books and other items on request. Placing holds ahead of time for these items will help the staff work more efficiently, Ammon said.
Precautions also include:
Press Release from Governor Brad Little (April 16, 2020):
“Recreate Responsibly Idaho” campaign aims to make outdoor recreation safe from coronavirus spread
Boise, Idaho – Outdoor recreation remains a great way for Idahoans to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health during the coronavirus situation, but Governor Brad Little and natural resource managers urge everyone to protect their health and the welfare of others while hiking, biking, fishing or doing other activities.
Recreate Responsibly Idaho is new campaign that offers guidelines for Idahoans who want to recreate outdoors. Information about outdoor recreation opportunities and other information is available at https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/recreate-responsibly/.
Those who want to recreate outdoors should consider carefully before traveling outside of their home county while the statewide stay-home order is in place.
All of us must work to keep areas open for recreation during the COVID-19 crisis. By following the Recreate Responsibly Idaho guidelines, we can minimize closures resulting from people overcrowding areas and ignoring social distancing.
State and federal lands and many other recreational areas are largely open for day use, even under the Governor’s statewide stay-home order, but people must recreate responsibly by observing social distancing, limiting how far they travel, and reducing their impacts on any place they visit.
“People should get outside and get some fresh air,” Governor Little said. “It’s healthy and reduces the stress we’re all feeling these days. But it has to be done responsibly with people protecting their health and the health of the larger community.”
Recreate Responsibly Idaho is a campaign to improve the outdoor experience for everyone, backed by Governor Little, Idaho and federal resource agencies, and outdoor industry groups.
If you want to recreate, please:
Have fun outdoors and stay safe!
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