Wright City library suspends service; employee tested for COVID-19

Update 5/22/2020:
Scenic Regional Library Director Steve Campbell told The Record May 22 that a Scenic Regional employee in Wright City has tested negative for COVID-19. The library branch was closed Wednesday over concerns the employee had shown possible symptoms of the virus.
Campbell said the district will resume curbside services at the Wright City Library Saturday, May 23. Scenic Regional plans to reopen the interior of all branches on June 1, he added.
Original story:
The Scenic Regional Library branch in Wright City has suspended services after an employee developed possible symptoms of COVID-19.
Library District Director Steve Campbell announced that one employee was tested for the virus on Wednesday and is now self-isolating at home while awaiting the test results.
The employee did not have direct contact with the public, Campbell said.
Facilities in the Scenic Regional Library District began offering contactless curbside service this week as part of a gradual reopening plan. The libraries were shut down during the initial response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Campbell said other library branches, including in Warrenton, will continue offering curbside service.
The other Wright City branch employees are also self-isolating due to contact with the symptomatic individual, Campbell said, so the library is temporarily without staff.
Campbell said they could have results of the COVID-19 test by May 25.
“If the employee’s test is negative, the branch will most likely reopen on May 26. If the employee’s test is positive, the branch will need to remain closed until at least June 2 to provide a 14-day window from when the employee began experiencing symptoms,” Campbell said.
Depending on the health of other staff members, Campbell said the Wright City branch might be closed for longer, until all employees are healthy enough to return to work.

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