Glen Burnie Library Staff Tests Positive for COVID-19 for the Second Time Since July

Another employee of the Glen Burnie Regional Public Library has tested positive for the coronavirus, the second of two employees to become ill in recent months.  

According to officials, the library systen learned today that an employee at the library located at 1010 Eastway has tested positive for COVID-19. The library staffer was reportedly last in the building on Thursday, October 29 and was not symptomatic.

 An employee of the branch was first confirmed positive under similar circumstances on July 24.  

Library staff notified health department officials who, based on the data provided, determined that library staff and customers have been following proper health and safety protocols; and the library is able to remain open. The precautions include required mask usage; distancing of at least six feet; sneeze guards at points of interaction; very limited numbers of customers in the building at one time and enhanced cleaning.

AACPL policy requires infected staff to receive medical clearance before returning to work. Anne Arundel County has a Public Safety Order that requires the use of face masks in public settings. The health department also recommends that residents practice physical distancing, wash their hands often, and get tested immediately if they have any concerns about exposure or if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.