Published 10/20/2020 3:20 PM CT
We are pleased to announce that in anticipation of guidance for libraries from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Heartland Library System is reducing the quarantine time for interlibrary delivery materials and tubs from 7 days to 5 days, starting immediately. We will continue to quarantine these items on libraries' behalves within our hubs. Should IDPH and DCEO recommend a shorter or longer quarantine time, then we will adjust our quarantine period accordingly. . . .
Published 9/16/2020 4:55 PM CT
As announced in the September 14 Members Matter meeting, Illinois Heartland Library System will begin transitioning back to a single-day pickup by taking on the responsibility of the 7-day quarantine. Starting as soon as possible, IHLS will begin picking up additional tubs from libraries and quarantining items on libraries' behalves within our hubs, eventually for the full 7 days. We hope this will take some pressure off of libraries and allow libraries to regain space lost by quarantining tubs and materials. ...
Published 9/4/2020 06:30 PM CT
IHLS Library Members,
In light of the increasing coronavirus positivity rates and other metrics tracked in the Restore Illinois pandemic plan, it's possible that Region 4, the Metro East Region, or another of the plan's 11 regions could move back into Phase 3. We want to assure our member libraries that IHLS Delivery will continue to operate and make deliveries should Region 4 or any region reenter Phase 3. ...
Dear IHLS Members,
Today, Governor Pritzker announced that he will be extending the stay-at-home order for Illinois through the end of May. In compliance, IHLS Delivery will continue to be suspended and all IHLS locations will remain closed through May 30, 2020, or until the governor's executive order is lifted.
The suspension of IHLS Delivery has been extended through Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Please see Executive Director Leslie Bednar's response to the State of Illinois stay-at-home executive order for more information.