Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

In addition to the usual physical distancing protocols, libraries in Ontario are planning:
  • Cloth or disposable face masks.  Sometimes N95 for high risk employees.
  • Face shields or plexiglass desk shields for service points.
  • Hand sanitizer for staff and public (separate)
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Soap and water at sinks (some are closing their washrooms to the public if they’re shared)
  • Safe disposal bins for staff and public (so no one touches disposed of PPE after use).
  • Contactless service points
“To support business-owners, workers and the economic recovery of the province, the government has launched a website to provide businesses with information on personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers. The Workplace PPE Supplier Directory has an up-to-date list of Ontario companies and business associations that are ready to supply personal protective equipment.”