N.J. library closes after positive COVID-19 test of employee – nj.com

New Jersey on Wednesday reported 2,472 more coronavirus cases and 9 extra deaths, marking 18 successive days of more than 1,000 new cases as the state battles a second wave of the pandemic.

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The Cherry Hill Public Library will be closed up until Nov. 18 after a staff member evaluated positive for COVID-19, according to a social media declaration from the library.
The 72,00 square-foot center will be cleaned up and disinfected throughout the shutdown. Officials said they are dealing with the Camden County Department of Health for the clean-up of one of the largest local libraries in the state.
Books and other materials obtained will be instantly renewed until Nov. 30 and officials ask that no materials be returned into outside drop boxes, which will not be staffed during the closing. Donations to the municipality food drive will also not be gathered at the library throughout this time.

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Virtual programs and access to eBooks will continue during the closure.