Charleston County Library employee tests positive for COVID-19


CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston County Public Library was notified by a staff member of the St. Paul’s/Hollywood Library on July 4 that they tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee has interacted with the public through curbside services.

Staff at the library implemented their response plan which can be seen below:

  • The entire branch is being cleaned and sanitized by a certified third party contractor. 
  • All employees known to come in contact with this individual are being notified and self-quarantine guidelines are being followed. 
  • 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.
  • Items (books, DVD’s, etc.) that had been placed on hold for curbside pick-up will not be available at this time. 
  • 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.
  • Patrons of this branch interested in receiving materials should place holds for pick-up at another location. There are 16 other library locations available.
  • Charleston County Government continues to offer PPE and cleaning supplies to CCPL employees for its facilities. 
  • CCPL has been working with DHEC in ensuring all best practices are implemented in our service models that would help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as we continue serving our patrons. 

A staff member of the Otranto Road Library tested positive for COVID-19 last week and the same protocols were followed. That branch will remain closed until further notice.

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