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Spokane Valley Library temporarily closes curbside service Monday after COVID-19 exposure

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 30, 2020

The Spokane Valley Library pictured in 2014. The library might be replaced as early as 2022.   (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The Spokane Valley Library pictured in 2014. The library might be replaced as early as 2022.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

The Spokane Valley Public Library temporarily closed curbside service Monday after learning a library employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee last worked with the public on Nov. 17 and tested positive for the virus on Friday. The library learned of the worker’s results on Monday, according to a Spokane County Library District news release.

The worker has been told to isolate from others for 14 days and all employees who worked with them have been sent home to isolate for 14 days from their last exposure.

The library will be cleaned and sanitized before it reopens.

The library will be closed from Nov. 30 until noon on Thursday when it reopens for curbside service.

The Spokane County Library District, which operates 11 libraries throughout the county, requires employees to self-assess their health before going to work, use PPE and social distance and has hand-washing and disinfectant procedures, according to the news release.

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