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Fairfield Lane Library closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus

The Fairfield Lane Libraries temporarily closed as of Saturday, July 11, due to one of its employees testing positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. GREG LYNCH/FILE
The Fairfield Lane Libraries temporarily closed as of Saturday, July 11, due to one of its employees testing positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. GREG LYNCH/FILE

Credit: Greg Lynch

Credit: Greg Lynch

The Fairfield Lane Library is temporarily closed because a staff member has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Library officials posted on its Facebook page on Saturday afternoon the closure is “effective immediately,” and they are working with the Butler County General Health Department on reopening plans.

“We apologize for this inconvenience and will provide more information as soon as it is available,” according to library officials.

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The Fairfield Lane Library is at 1485 Corydale Drive, part of the Village Green Park in downtown Fairfield.

Butler County is one of seven counties in Ohio listed as a Level 3 Public Emergency as there has been "very high exposure and spread" and the state is calling for limited activities as much as possible.

Anyone in the seven counties at Level 3 are required to wear a mask inside public buildings, such as government buildings and shopping facilities, and in crowded public spaces.

Within Butler County, the city of Fairfield’s ZIP code (45014) has experienced the most COVID-19 cases in Butler County since the first positive case in the county on March 11, according to the health district. The ZIP code also includes small parts of Fairfield Twp., West Chester Twp. and Ross Twp.

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According to Butler County’s latest epidemiology report, more than 25 percent of the county’s reported COVID-19 cases are from the Fairfield area (423 out of 1,635). The second-most affected ZIP code is 45011 (20.3 percent), which is most of Hamilton and Fairfield Twp. The city of Hamilton is the seat of Butler County government, and the county’s largest city.