March 26, 2020
Statewide Courier Service Suspended
CLiC's mission: Connecting. Energizing. Inspiring. Services for libraries throughout Colorado.
This informs everything we do, along with our other beliefs such as the importance of supporting
local decision making by every library in Colorado. But these are unprecedented times.
CLiC has made the decision to suspend statewide library courier service effective March 26, 2020
until further notice. This decision was not made lightly. We believe that right now our priority is
to do our part to support the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment's "Stay at Home"
public health order for the entire state.
For the past two weeks, our Courier Support Team has been in constant communication with colleagues
at Western Peaks Logistics, and both of our organizations have made every effort to continue
providing delivery services to libraries where desired or possible. We have also heard details from
Western Peaks concerning the impact the COVID-19 situation is having on the delivery needs of
essential services such as hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies. Western Peaks Logistics needs to
focus on its role in the supply chain, supporting such critical services.
Libraries are in the business of enriching lives, and it is a worthy endeavor to help people and
communities meet local needs and exceed aspirations. Statewide resource sharing is a crucial aspect
of the infrastructure we ALL provide to our communities, and at some point in the future this
activity will return to normal.
However, we must all recognize the realities of today, that life-saving services within our
communities are what come first. Hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other health-related, front-line
services need to be able to rely on local and regional transportation infrastructure & systems to
deliver the products and resources necessary to care for the people in all of our communities.
CLiC is doing its part. We encourage your organizations to do the same.
Jim Duncan | Executive Director
and the rest of the CLiC team