The Clermont County Public Library is now requiring patrons to wear proper fitting facial coverings when visiting their local branch.

July 9, 2020, the Ohio Public Health Advisory System designated Clermont County as a Level 3 (red) community, defined as an area with “very high exposure and spread.” As a result of this designation, Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes issued an order that requires residents age 10 and up to wear facial coverings in public as of 6 p.m. July 10.

Patrons who cannot wear facial coverings because of medical reasons will be reminded to maintain social distance.

This requirement will be in effect while Clermont County is designated a Level 3 or Level 4 or unless designated by another Public Health Order. When the county returns to a Level 1 or Level 2 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, the wearing of masks will be strongly suggested. The advisory system is described in more detail on the Ohio Department of Health’s website – coronavirus.ohio.gov.

The Library’s contact-free Curbside Pickup service is available for checking out holds and other Library materials. Call a branch to set up a pick-up time.

Library staff members continue to keep the branches as safe as possible by following the recommendations of the CDC, Ohio and Clermont County Health Departments, which include wearing masks, sanitizing high-touch surfaces every two hours and quarantining returned materials for at least 72 hours.

Please call your local branch with any questions.