Spencer Public Library To Be Closed March 13th-22nd As "Pre-Emptive Measure" Against COVID-19

Thu 3-12-2020

(Spencer)-- It was announced this evening the Spencer Public Library will be closed tomorrow (Friday, March 13th) through March 22nd as a "preemptive measure to eliminate areas of possible transmission of COVID-19". 

In a statement, city officials say they want to reassure the public that there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Clay county. They say the measures are being taken to "ensure the safety and well-being of the public and staff" and that they "are regularly communicating with local and state healthcare professionals."

They add that as of now, the city of Spencer is not suspending or cancelling any other services. City officials say they will continue to "assess the situation and update accordingly."

In a statement issued this (Thursday) evening, Mayor Kevin Robinson stated "city staff have been monitoring the status and impact of the coronavirus locally and statewide to make sure our community's actions are informed by the most accurate and authoritative information." 

Robinson urges everyone to be mindful of "the events and to use common sense best practices regarding the coronavirus" and to follow recommendations of the Iowa Department of Health and health professionals.