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UPDATE: Kearney library branch reopens after possible COVID-19 exposure

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 16:02:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Oct. 29, 3:00 p.m. | The Kearney branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library will resume curbside service Friday after closing earlier in the week due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

In-branch services will resume Monday.

MCPL said staff who were potentially exposed have been screened and professional cleaners sanitized the branch during its closure.

PREVIOUS | Another public library in the Kansas City metro has temporarily closed due to possible coronavirus exposure.

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Kearney Branch, 100 South Platte-Clay Way, closed Tuesday after learning that a staff member had tested positive for the virus.

Library staff will contact customers they are able to identify who were at the branch on Saturday.

The facility will be deep cleaned and staff who were potentially exposed "will be screened and closely monitored before returning to work," according to a news release.

The book drop will still be accessible, and hold times will be extended so "materials will be available when the branch reopens," the release stated.

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