On days of severely inclement weather, Ritter Public Library is concerned with the safety of its employees and customers. It is also the policy of Ritter Public Library to open the library whenever possible. In the case of severe snow weather, employees are responsible for their own safety. Ohio relies on its 88 county Sheriff's Departments to determine when it is safe to travel and have established the following regarding severe snow emergencies:
- Level 1: Roads hazardous with blowing and drifting snow, possible icy conditions. Motorists should drive carefully.
- Level 2: Roads hazardous with blowing and drifting snow, possible icy conditions. Motorists should drive only if necessary.
- Level 3: All roadways closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving unless they have a personal emergency or find it absolutely necessary to travel. Those travelling under such conditions are subject to arrest.
The Director or designee will monitor the Erie County Sheriff’s Department. When a Level 2 or Level 3 severe snow emergency is posted the library will close. During a Level 1 posting in the morning, a (2) hour delay in opening may be instituted.
Adopted by the Ritter Public Library Board of Trustees
February 14, 2023