Cabell County Public Library closed due to COVID-19

West Virginia

UPDATE 1:30 pm Nov. 12, 2020: The Cabell County Library is encouraging patrons who use their downtown branch to utilize the drive-through window when possible.

The drive-through window is located on 5th Ave. and can be accessed by car or by foot. This window will allow services to be done with less person-to-person contact.

The Cabell County Library has been open to the public since Nov. 3, after closing due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.

Masks and social distancing guidelines must be followed when entering the building.

Patrons can use the Cabell County Library website to place materials on hold and pick them up through the drive-through window. The library also offers a range of digital services and databases which can be accessed remotely.

UPDATE 3 p.m. Oct. 30, 2020: The main branch of the Cabell County Library will be completely closed as of Saturday, Oct. 31 through at least Tuesday, Nov. 3 while the library is sanitized after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The staff of the main library will be required to get tested for COVID-19 and must receive a negative result before returning to work. Those who worked in close proximity to the employee are in quarantine for at least 14 days and will be retested before returning to work.

CABELL COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — The main branch of the Cabell County Public Library is closed until further notice after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

It’s unclear how long the library will remain closed. An employee at the library says all other branches remain open at this time.

The library says the drive-up window will be available and they will continue to answer the telephones. Books and materials currently checked out can be returned at the drop box or to branch libraries, officials said.

The library says its patrons can visit for online services for reading and listening material.

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