The Camas Public Library has canceled all programs, events and outreach through March 31 due to concerns related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
“The health and safety of our patrons are of utmost importance to us at the Camas Public Library,” staff posted on a notice on the library’s website. “We are following the news and information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as it develops and following advice from local and state public health officials.”
The library is canceling the events through the month “in order to increase social distancing and mitigate community transmission of COVID-19.”
The library will remain open during regular hours.
“Library staff are wiping surfaces down hourly, and meeting room tables and chairs get disinfected before and after each new group uses it,” the library stated on its website.
Library leaders say they will continue to monitor the situation and update the public about possible events and programs as April 1 approaches.
Neither the library nor the city of Camas issued a press release to the Post-Record regarding the closures, so a March 12, 2020 Post-Record, which went to print the morning of March 11, still has library events, programs listed in its “Around Town” calendar.