Library COVID-19 Policy

These guidelines were created with guidance from the North Shore Heath Department, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Village of Shorewood and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Libraries Division.  This policy remains in effect until one or all of these entities declare there is no longer a need to maintain modified services to the public. 

If you have COVID-19 or have a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, do not enter the library. Follow CDC guidance regarding Isolation for COVID-19. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have a household member with COVID-19, follow CDC guidance regarding Quarantine for COVID-19.

If you display COVID-19 symptoms in the library, you may be asked to leave. 


Patrons and staff are not required, but encouraged to cover their nose and mouth while in the library when the Community Levels of COVID-19 are determined by the CDC to be “high.” Signage on the entry doors will indicate when masks are recommended. 

Violation of these guidelines may result in a person being asked to present a library card or other identification.  Such persons may additionally, at the discretion of the library staff, be asked to leave the property.

This policy supersedes any sections of previously approved Library Board policies which conflict with anything described above. 


Approved by the Library Board June 10, 2020

Revised March 9, 2022

Library COVID-19 Policy