COVID-19 Monitoring and Measures
February 25, 2022
Today the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modified their metrics that guides their recommendations on COVID-19 prevention steps. The Chilton Public Library has followed CDC guidelines since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"CDC looks at the combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days — to determine the COVID-19 community level. New COVID-19 admissions and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied represent the current potential for strain on the health system. Data on new cases acts as an early warning indicator of potential increases in health system strain in the event of a COVID-19 surge."
We will be in the process of updating the current Community Levels (found in the right sidebar of this webpage). If you would like to learn more about the CDC metrics or the current Community Levels, you can find them on the CDC website.
March 13, 2020 - Program Cancellation
March 16, 2020 - Library Closure
March 26, 2020 - Safer At Home Order
July 14, 2020 - Announcement of Face Covering Policy
August 25, 2020 - Back to School
August 29, 2020 - Locked Doors
August 31, 2020 - Building Closure
Chilton Public Library Temporary Policies: COVID-19
33 COVID Metrics Library Services
* COVID policies were retired March 14, 2022
Current Level of Service
Calumet County Community Level:
Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
Get tested if you have symptoms
Library Service Area Transmission Rate: 65.6
(Census Tracts: 205, 204, 202, 206)
Full services both in-building and curbside
Recommendation to patrons to follow CDC mask wearing guidelines. Staff will follow CDC mask wearing guidelines. *
Library will be set up in a social distance layout.
Limit of one-hour computer access
No in-building programming for youth under the age of 12.
The library will continue to offer the ADA reasonable accommodation of curbside and expanded homebound service to all.
*Per CDC guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html
This policy was enacted with the support of the Chilton Public Library Board of Trustees, which has "exclusive charge, control and custody of the library building," per state statute (43.58).