Lucile H. Bluford Branch Library reopens after COVID-19 closure

COVID-19 KC updates
Posted at 8:56 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 16:53:23-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 3:46 p.m., Dec. 13 | The Lucile H. Bluford Branch will resume normal operations, including pick up, computer reservations and Kids Cafe, on Monday.

EARLIER | The Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City, Missouri, Public Library will remain closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

The staff member worked the week of Nov. 23, but the branch has been closed since Thanksgiving, according to a library system news release.

People who came to the library between Nov. 23 and 25 will be contacted. Employees also were contacted.

The library said in the release that it follows all guidelines to help keep employees and patrons safe, including social distancing and mask wearing.

A cleaning crew will sanitize the library.

The branch will reopen when the cleaning and contract tracing are done and the library has enough staff.

Kid's Cafe services also are closed at the Bluford Branch.

The Southeast, Trails West and Waldo branches will still officer Kid's Cafe services, according to the release.

Patrons can still access free Wi-Fi in the Bluford Branch parking lot at East 31st Street and Prospect Avenue.