The Yavapai County Free Library District remains open for public access at all 15 locations with normal hours of operation. Currently, all library programs, classes, and events will be held as scheduled, until further notice. This also includes any scheduled meetings being held in library community rooms. However, if you are experiencing flu symptoms, please stay home and take care of yourself [see links below].
Keeping You Safe is Our Priority
The following is a list of steps the Library is undertaking to maximize safety:
- Posted signage with recommendations on how to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19 at all library locations.
- Elevated cleaning and sanitizing measures in all public areas, including surfaces, door handles and loaned materials with germicide proven to eradicate COVID-19.
- Removed high-touch items from service areas such as headphones, board games, pillows, plush animals and toys. We request that patrons bring their own headphones or earbuds for use with public computers.
These safety measures are being taken out of an abundance of caution and to be consistent with countywide recommendations. We appreciate our patrons’ patience and understanding. For questions, please call your local branch library for updates.
Library Access from Home
Protect, Prepare and Know the Facts
As a reminder, the best ways to reduce the risk of getting sick, as with seasonal colds or the flu, still applies to prevent COVID-19:
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your cough or sneeze – use a tissue or sleeve, don’t sneeze or cough into your hand.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or wave.
- If you have recently returned from a country, state or region with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials.
- Vulnerable individuals, which is defined as 60+ years or who have health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and weakened immune systems, are recommended to limit outings, avoid large gatherings, telecommute if possible, stay home if they are sick and avoid people who are sick.
- There is no evidence that wearing a mask will prevent you from getting sick.
Please refer to the links below for frequently asked questions and updates, or call the Yavapai County Health Department at 1-844-542-8201.
Additional recommended resources regarding COVID-19 include: