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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.

Past Statements
Chilton Public Library Temporary Policies: COVID-19

32 COVID Face Coverings

33 COVID Metrics Library Services

* COVID policies were retired March 14, 2022 

Local Resources
Current Level of Service

Calumet County Community Level:


Recommended guidelines:

updated: 04/07/2022

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:

updated: 02/23/2022

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). 

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