Claudine Pascale, the director of the Verona Public Library, sent out an email this afternoon saying that an individual at the library has tested positive for COVID-19. The Montclair Health Department is in the process of notifying any individual who had been in close contact with the positive individual to self-quarantine and monitor symptoms.
While the library has returned to its regular operating hours, visitors can only be in the building for 30 minutes for browsing, or up to one hour per day for studying or using one of the library computers. Its meeting rooms remain closed. Books and other items can be checked out and they are quarantined for three business days after their return. The library continues to hold many programs online, like its virtual story times for babies, toddlers and pre-K children and craft classes.
“Please remember that everyone should self-monitor for symptoms and consult with a healthcare professional immediately should any symptoms develop,” Pascale says in the note. “Information and guidelines can be found at https://covid19.nj.gov and cdc.gov.”