Charleston Co. Library employee tests positive for Covid-19

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Published: Jul. 5, 2020 at 11:41 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Public Library announced that one of its staff members has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Library was notified by an employee of the St. Paul’s/Hollywood Library on Saturday for the positive case.

Officials say the employee had interacted with the public through curbside services.

Charleston County Public Library staff implemented a response plan, per CDC and DHEC guidelines, listed 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. Visit for the list. 
  • 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. 

Charleston County Public Library said a staff member of the Otranto Road Library tested positive for coronavirus last week and the same protocols were followed. That branch as well remains closed until further notice. 

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