Library Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Wednesday, 3/11/20

Fairport Harbor Public Library’s top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of all of our patrons and staff.  As of now, there is no reason to believe that there is any cause for alarm with regard to the health of patrons and staff at the library.

Fairport Harbor Public Library is monitoring the information coming from the Governor’s office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Board of Health, and the Lake County General Health District regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  We will continue to follow any guidance received from these agencies

At this time, Fairport Harbor Public Library will continue with planned library programs and services until we receive information that warrants cancellation or other measures.  We are following the health department recommendations and will be cleaning computer keyboards, door handles, restrooms, tables, etc, with a  greater emphasis on frequently touched surfaces and areas as instructed.  We encourage everyone to follow the precautions recommended by the CDC.
Many areas of the library and its offices, have hand sanitizers, disposable wipes, and tissues for patron and staff use. Although hand sanitizers can be effective as a second line of defense for spreading disease, they should not be considered a substitute for thoroughly washing hands.

Please join us in practicing good health habits, at home and at the library.  If you or anyone in your household is ill, or if you have been in contact with someone who is ill, please stay home and call to renew your library materials.  Ask a friend or neighbor pick up your library materials instead of visiting the library.  Any overdue fines will be waived.  When returning materials after illness, please let our staff know so items can be properly disinfected.

Fairport Harbor Public Library will make every effort to maintain library services.  If cancellation or other measures become necessary we will inform you as soon as soon as possible via email, social media, and local news agencies.

If more updates become available from any national or local agency, the library will quickly communicate any relevant information to those in our community.  Please visit our website  for links to information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

Please feel free to call the library with any questions or concerns.


Kara Cervelli, FHPL Director

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