December 9, 2021

Contact: Stephanny Smith
(260) 421-1265
ssmith@acpl.info

ACPL Announces Code Red Protocols

Fort Wayne, IN – In accordance with the County Metrics and Requirements outlined in Governor Holcomb's Executive Order 20-48, Allen County now finds itself color coded red.  This is the result of several data points including new cases of COVID-19 in our community; the percentage of positive tests over the total number of tests performed; and whether the number of new cases has increased or decreased over the previous week.

While Allen County is designated as red, the Allen County Public Library will adjust how it delivers services. Beginning Monday, December 13, the following protocols will take effect at all ACPL locations and will remain in place until two weeks after Allen County has returned to a code orange status. 

  • Reduced business hours at all locations
  • The cancellation of ACPL's in-person programs

The following services will continue to be available to our community:

Masks are not required for library patrons.  However, the proper wearing of a mask or face covering is highly recommended for all patrons over the age of 2 years, regardless of vaccine status.  Masks and hand sanitizer are available at all ACPL locations.

"We are enacting the Code Red protocols for two main reasons:  to protect the health and well-being of library staff and patrons, and because we anticipate that our staffing levels will be impacted.  When the area's positivity rates increase, we see the ripple effects of that. We are already experiencing an increase in the number of staff who are affected by COVID in some way and unable to report to work," said Stephanny Smith, Director of Community Engagement.

"We will continue to follow the recommendations of health officials, monitor our staffing levels and adjust our protocols appropriately," Smith said.

ADJUSTED BUSINESS HOURS (Effective Monday, December 13):

MAIN, ABOITE, DUPONT & GEORGETOWN BRANCHES

  • Monday - Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday Noon – 5:00 pm at Main only

GRABILL, HESSEN CASSEL, LITTLE TURTLE, NEW HAVEN, PONTIAC, SHAWNEE, TECUMSEH & WAYNEDALE BRANCHES

  • Monday - Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

MONROEVILLE & WOODBURN BRANCHES

  • Monday – Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 6 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

CURBSIDE ADJUSTED HOURS:

MAIN, ABOITE, DUPONT & GEORGETOWN

  • Monday - Friday 10 -12 noon and 3 - 6
  • Saturday 10 -12 noon and 3 - 6
  • Sunday 1 - 4 Main only

GRABILL, HESSEN CASSEL, LITTLE TURTLE, NEW HAVEN, PONTIAC, SHAWNEE, TECUMSEH, & WAYNEDALE

  • Monday - Friday 10 -12 noon and 3 - 6
  • Saturday 10 – 12

*Shawnee branch materials pickup at branch front entrance

MONROEVILLE & WOODBURN

  • Monday - Friday 10 - 12 noon and 3 - 6
  • Saturday No curbside / Closed