Covid-19 Safety Resources

Resources

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The safety of our employees remains one of the Library’s primary concerns. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, the library is monitoring the situation closely and will periodically update guidance on current recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Shawnee County Health Department.
Covid-19 Questionnaire

FAQs

  • What should I do if I had close contact with someone who has tested positive or is suspected of having COVID-19?
    • Contact the county health department as soon as possible for guidance then contact your supervisor and human resources. If you need to quarantine or be tested for COVID-19, you must provide a note from a health care professional or the county health department that includes the dates of the quarantine and the date you can return to work.
  • What should I do if someone in my household tests positive for COVID-19?
    • Contact the county health department as soon as possible for guidance then contact your supervisor and human resources. If you need to quarantine or be tested for COVID-19, you must provide a note from a health care professional or the county health department that includes the dates of the quarantine and the date you can return to work.
  • What should I do if I tested positive or am suspected of having COVID-19?
    • Contact the county health department to determine what you need to do. Report it to human resources as soon as possible. You must provide a note from a health care professional or the county health department that includes the dates of the isolation or quarantine and the date you can return to work.
  • What should I do if I have symptoms listed in the COVID-19 safety resources information that are new or different than symptoms I have for pre-existing health conditions?
    • Contact your health care professional as soon as possible then contact human resources. You will need a note from a health care professional or the county health department prior to being able to return to work.
  • I have symptoms that I usually have for pre-existing health conditions or during allergy season, but they are listed in the COVID-19 safety resources information. What should I do?
    • If the symptoms you are having are things that you regularly experience and there are no other symptoms, particularly a fever above 100 degrees, a dry cough and/or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, then you should be ok to come to work without a note from a health care professional or the county health department. If this changes at any point and you develop additional or different symptoms you need to report it to human resources as soon as possible.
    • If you feel you are ill enough that you cannot effectively work, regardless of the type of symptoms or condition, please stay home until those symptoms have subsided.
  • What should I do if someone in my household has a co-worker test positive for COVID-19?
    • If the person in your household has had limited or no contact with the co-worker then there is nothing you need to do.
    • If the person in your household has had extended direct contact with the co-worker, we recommend you contact the county health department to determine what, if anything, you should do.
  • What should I do if I was in brief (less than 10 minutes) contact while maintaining social distancing with someone who was around someone else that tested positive and I am not experiencing any symptoms?
    • If you are not experiencing any symptoms you can come to work. If that changes at any point then you need to contact a health care professional or the county health department as soon as possible, then contact human resources. If you develop symptoms that could be COVID-19 you will need a note from a health care professional prior to being able to return to work.
  • I am thinking about traveling for vacation. What should I do?
    • If you plan to travel out of state or internationally, you must notify your supervisor and human resources of where and when you are traveling prior to your travel. When making travel plans or prior to traveling, please review the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Travel & Exposure Related Isolation/Quarantine website to see if your travel destination is on the list for quarantine. Review that website again upon your return home and prior to your return to work. If the place you traveled to is on the KDHE list, you should contact the Shawnee County Health Department (or your local county health department if you live outside of Shawnee County) immediately to determine what you need to do. In this case, you will need to furnish a letter from the Shawnee County Health Department (or other health department) indicating that you are able to return to work or if you must quarantine. If you are quarantined, the letter must include the dates you will be quarantined and the date the quarantine ends. Please follow all guidance from the KDHE and Shawnee County Health Department.
Contact Information

Shawnee County Health Department – (785) 251-4848, Information about COVID-19 can be found at http://www.snco.us/hd/coronavirus.asp

Jesse Maddox – (785) 580-4491 jmaddox@tscpl.org

Felicia Hillebert – (785) 580-4492 fhillebert@tscpl.org