Update to Statewide Directives on Health Protocols

Yesterday Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34. This order will go into effect on Wednesday, March 10.

TSLAC has received several questions about how this executive order might apply to libraries. A few points:

  • The provisions of the executive order will go into effect March 10.
  • Libraries should work with their governing authority and possibly the county health department to determine what (if any) changes should be implemented.  
    • City libraries should contact city officials for any clarification or guidance.
    • County libraries should contact county officials for any clarification or guidance.
    • Non-profit libraries should discuss the situation with their board.
    • If you are not sure who is the library’s governing authority, contact TSLAC at accreditation@tsl.texas.gov. We have establishment documents on file for most libraries and may be able to help.
  • Consult an attorney for any legal advice.

Additional resources

Executive Order GA-34 (PDF)

OSHA Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace (updated 1/29/2021)

CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes (updated 3/1/2021)

OCLC Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project research (updated 2/11/2021)

TSLAC COVID-19 Information and Resources for Library Workers (updated 1/15/2021)

TLA COVID-19 Resources

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