St. Paul's/Hollywood Library Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19, Branch Now Closed

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) was notified by a staff member of the St. Paul's/Hollywood Library on July 4th that they tested positive for COVID-19. This employee has interacted with the public through curbside services.

This is the second CCPL employee that has tested positive for COVID-19. On July 1st, a staff member of the Otranto Road Regional Library told the library that they had tested positive for the virus.

CCPL says their staff has implemented their response plan, per CDC and DHEC guidelines, listed below:

  1. The entire branch is being cleaned and sanitized by a certified third party contractor.
  2. All employees known to come in contact with this individual are being notified and self-quarantine guidelines are being followed.
  3. St. Paul's/Hollywood Library, located at 5130 Hwy. 165 in Hollywood, is currently closed to the public and will remain closed until further notice.
  4. Items (books, DVD's, etc.) that had been placed on hold for curbside pick-up will not be available at this time.
  5. The book drop/return at the St. Paul's/Hollywood Library will also be closed. All fines/fees associated to late material are currently being waived. Patrons may also return their items to another library location.
  6. Patrons of this branch interested in receiving materials should place holds for pick-up at another location. There are 16 other library locations available. Visit www.ccpl.org/branches for the list.
  7. Charleston County Government continues to offer PPE and cleaning supplies to CCPL employees for its facilities.
  8. CCPL has been working with DHEC in ensuring all best practices are implemented in their service models that would help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as they continue serving their patrons.

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