We are reviewing the provision of curbside pickup at both West Yarmouth and South Yarmouth Library locations. Safety considerations, most notably how long the virus lives on various surfaces including library materials, must be considered.
As the pandemic continues to run its course, we are working to determine options for opening our buildings for use by the public. Just as Governor Baker speaks about the need for a physical distancing plan before reopening restaurants, stores and other public places, we also are working on a plan for how to achieve physical distancing in our library buildings.
However, while physical distancing recommendations are in place, we must come up with realistic ways to keep physical distancing as a priority. When we begin to reopen our facilities, this too, will happen in stages. Hours may need to be adjusted in order to allow time for cleaning and sanitizing for the benefit of both our community members and staff. We may need to limit each visitor’s time in the building to keep everyone safe, as well as limit the number of people we can allow in to our facilities.