Safety Precautions

Employee Health Measures

Public Health Madison & Dane County has two helpful documents regarding employee health. If you're looking for information or advice on how to guide your business's internal procedures, this is a good place to start.

Employee Health Reporting Agreement

Questions and Answers About an Employee Testing Positive or Being Exposed to COVID-19

What we are doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus?


  • As of Wednesday, July 1st, when we are open to the public, all patrons and staff are required to wear masks in the building.


  • We have removed most tables and group seating arrangements in the building.

Acrylic Barriers

  • We have installed acrylic barriers around the circulation desk.

Social Distancing

  • We have removed computers and re-arranged furniture to improve distancing.


  • The library hired a cleaning service to deep clean the building on Friday, May 8th and Friday, October 9th.
  • Staff will wipe down computers after each use.
  • Hand sanitizer and sanitation wipes will be made available to staff and the public. 

Quarantining Materials

  • We will be quarantining all returned library materials for at least 24 hours before we re-circulate them.
  • All meeting rooms will be closed while we quarantine materials in those spaces.