New Regulations from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit released new directions for businesses or organizations on Wednesday November 24th. These new directions apply to the operation of public libraries and came into effect on Friday November 26, 2021.

Due to these regulation updates you will notice the following changes in how Innisfil ideaLAB & Library operates when you come to visit us.

  1. Contact Tracing: When you enter the library at times when programming for children is occurring, you will be asked to complete a contact tracing form. This information will be maintained for 30 days in accordance with SMDHU and Provincial regulations and will be used only for the purposes of contact tracing.
  2. Active Screening: A staff member will be conducting active screening for COVID-19 symptoms. That means you will be asked a series of questions before being allowed to enter the Library or to complete screening through the online provincial screening portal. Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, or who have been identified as a close contact of a person diagnosed with COVID-19, or answer “yes” to any of the screening questions in the provincial screening tool will be unable to enter the premises and are to be encouraged to self-isolate and seek testing in accordance with the Section 22 Order of the SMDHU.

These new measures will be in place only during the times that programming for youth under the age of 12 is occurring indoors in a Library facility.

Reminder! Please continue to follow additional health & safety measures when visiting the Library including:

  1. Maintaining physical distancing of at least 2 meters.
  2. Wash and sanitize hands frequently.
  3. Masks remain mandatory, with few SMDHU sanctioned exceptions.
  4. Food consumption is not permitted in the Library.