New Public Health Measures

Sep 16, 2021

As per the province of Alberta, the Okotoks Public Library has enacted public health measures to reduce the transmission of Covid-19.

Effective September 4th, 2021, the following measures will be mandatory in Alberta Public Libraries:

• Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
• Employees must mask in all indoor work settings, except in work stations.

Bylaw 13 - Public Admittance to and Public Conduct in the Okotoks Public Library

WHEREAS under the provisions of Section 36(1) of the Alberta Libraries Act, a library board may pass bylaws for the safety and use of the library,
NOW THEREFORE, the Town of Okotoks Library Board enacts the following Bylaw:

1.0 Public Admittance to the Okotoks Public Library
1.1 A person entering and using the Library must comply with any measures put in place to protect the health and safety of Library users and staff.
1.2 A person must wear a face mask to enter and use the Library whenever provincial public health authorities recommend or order the use of face masks.
1.3 The mask must fit securely against the face, cover the mouth, nose and chin, and create a barrier to filter respiratory droplets.
1.4 Children under the age of two are exempt from the mask requirement.
1.5 There are to be alternative services, such as curbside pickup, available for any person who cannot satisfy the mask requirement.

If you are unable to wear a mask to enter the building we continue to offer our Curbside Pickup service and curated picks. Please call library staff at 403-938-2220 to learn more.

Effective September 16th, 2021, the following measures will be mandated at the Okotoks Public Library:

The following restrictions apply to any indoor facility that does not implement the restrictions exemption program.
1. Capacity restricted to 1/3 fire code occupancy. Maximum capacity is 137 people.
2. Attendees must be with household members only, or 2 close contacts if they live alone.
3. Masks and 2 metre physical distancing required.

A full list of the temporary restrictions can be found here: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx

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