300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700

Staff COVID Documentation

This page includes documentation and training to review upon working inside the Library.

The information on this page outlines how Baldwin Public Library is complying with the Michigan OSHA Guidance for Retail Industry, Libraries & Museums


COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan

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300 W. Merrill St.

Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Holiday Closures:
Sunday, July 4: Independence Day
Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6: Labor Day Weekend


COVID-19 site supervisors and Employee COVID-19 Training

  • Site supervisor: Rebekah Craft
    • Managers are responsible for ensuring compliance with this plan. Each Manager shall appoint one or more worksite supervisors to implement, monitor, and report to them on the COVID-19 control strategies contained in this plan. The supervisor shall remain on-site at all times when employees are present, and an on-site employee may be designated to perform in this role. Managers shall provide the names of their respective worksite supervisors to the Associate Director.
  • Employees must watch these two videos: https://www.railslibraries.info/events/181992?fbclid=IwAR1ooHBcQnGeGiTqhFIqZPnleQ6Qxj6sYL8kvXGRnPZVrGSzt1WyI8gMU6Y



Daily Entry Self-Screening Protocol

  • Please enter and the building at the first floor loading dock door. The self-screening temperature station is located inside the door. You must fill out two surveys per day. Once when you arrive for your shift and then a second time when you leave the workplace for the day. Your survey will be kept on file in Administration and is not subject to FOIA requests. View the daily screening questionnaire.

  • To take your temperature, place the thermometer 1″ from the center of your forehead and click the purple button. You will hear a beep and then your temperature will be listed on the thermometer’s screen. Please sanitize your hands before and after touching the thermometer.

  • If your temperature is 100.4 degrees F or greater, you cannot be admitted to the building and are directed to return home and immediately contact your Department Head.
  • To return to work, you need to be free of all symptoms and 10 days from the first onset of symptoms. The last 3 days before returning to work, you must be fever free without being on any fever reducing medication.
  • If you have had close contact with someone who is DIAGNOSED with COVID‐19, you cannot return to work until after 14 days of self‐quarantine.
  • Failure to adhere to the COVID‐19 screening protocols may result in progressive discipline up to and including termination.


Social distancing requirements

  • Ground markings will be placed at 6 feet intervals outside each entrance and in front of each service desk.
  • Signs encouraging social distancing will be placed throughout the building, including in stairwells, at public service desks, in study rooms, at elevator entrances, and in Library stacks.
  • Plexiglass barriers will be placed at all service desks.


Use of non-medical face coverings & face shields

  • A box of paper, non-surgical face masks have been placed at each entrance for use by staff.
  • When a distance of 3 feet cannot be maintained, the Library will provide face shields for use.
  • Cloth face coverings are not N95 respirators or surgical masks.
  • Face coverings shall be worn in stairwells, restrooms, and on Library property while entering and exiting buildings (e.g. building entrance, check-in station). Face coverings are also required in any shared spaces where 6 feet or more of physical distancing cannot be maintained. This section does not apply to individuals who are unable to medically tolerate face coverings.


Cleaning and disinfection protocols

  • High touch points will be cleaned at increased frequency. These include door handles, railings, light switches, restroom partitions, and hand sanitizer dispensers.
  • Employees are responsible for cleaning their work areas twice per day with cleaning chemicals provided by the Library. (Clorox wipes or bleach water with paper towel)
  • Hand sanitizer has been placed at all service desks, in all staff offices, and on stands in high-traffic areas around the Library.


Staff Acknowledgement

When you have finished reviewing the updated Baldwin Public Library COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, dated 11.30.2020, and have watched the two training videos, please fill out this acknowledgement form:

Staff Acknowledgement Form


Free Parking in Chester Street Deck through June 30

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays



300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures:

July 4, 2021: Independence Day

September 4 - 5, 2021: Labor Day Weekend

September 6, 2021: Labor Day

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