The Alcona County Library is pleased to announce that we will be opening to Phase 3 (50% capacity) in our reopening plan on Monday August 3, 2020. All branches will be open. Harrisville hours will remain Monday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Lincoln Hours will remain Monday-Friday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. Caledonia hours will be Monday-Thursday 12:00 pm-5:30 pm, and Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Touchless Pickup Only (winter hours will be in effect October 1-April 30). Mikado Hours will be Monday-Thursday 2;00 pm-6:00 pm, with Touchless Pickup Only. In addition to the cleaning by the cleaning company, staff will sanitize touch points within the building at least twice daily. Before reopening Mikado and Caledonia branches will be sanitized. Soft seating will remain reduced/eliminated. Every other computer
will be marked out of service to increase physical distance between
patrons. Patrons will be limited to 25 at Harrisville, 10 at Lincoln. Face Masks must be used in buildings per Michigan Executive order
2020-147. Patrons will be asked to don facemasks, and facemasks will be
made available to patrons. Full details available at http://library.alcona.lib.mi.us/index.php/programs/277-reopening-plans-p3
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