The Murrayville branch of the Hall County Library System will be closed until Thursday, March 25, following a “COVID-related issue” that has led to short-staffing at the branch,
Hall County Library Director Lisa MacKinney told The Times.
MacKinney did not disclose if a staff member or patron had tested positive for the virus or had close contact with a COVID-positive person.
During the closure — Tuesday, March 23, through Thursday, March 25 — there will be no fines or late fees charged for items due during that span, according to the Hall County Library System.
The Murrayville branch has “two-and-half” full-time employee positions, according to MacKinney.
“There are 2.5 permanently assigned employees at Murrayville but they also share staff with the North Hall Tech Center,” MacKinney said. “We also have ‘floaters’ who are similar to substitutes and are assigned as needed to different branches systemwide.”
While in-house operations are suspended until Thursday, the Murrayville branch is still allowing patrons with AARP tax preparation appointments to show up for their scheduled times.
The four other branches — Gainesville, Blackshear Place, Spout Springs and North Hall Tech Center — are not affected by the COVID-related issue in Murrayville and will be open for regular business hours.