Three-Phase Reopening Matrix
In all cases, local library reopening plans should
prioritize the health and safety of both staff and the public by using the
guidelines listed in the three-phase matrix below.
When creating library reopening plans, libraries may
modify their budgets and operations to use their State Aid in the areas that
will best support service to the community for the remainder of the calendar
Library reopening plans that do not meet Pennsylvania
Public Library Code standards due to circumstances related to the COVID-19
public health crisis will not jeopardize their library’s eligibility for next
year’s State Aid.
The Office of Commonwealth Libraries will review changes
in library budget plans and operations due to COVID-19 by requiring each
library to submit a revised 2020 Plan for the Use of State Aid later this year
at a date-to-be-determined.
District Library Center staff and System administrators
shall also be consulted to advise and assist libraries with local plan