COVID-19 Preparedness

Coronavirus

Stay calm. Stay safe. In the interest of public health, the Garden City Public Library has adopted the following policies and procedures:

  • The Library’s Reopening Policy identifies 6 stages (we are currently at Stage 3):
    • Stage 1: Closed to the Public
    • Stage 2: Staff Returning
    • Stage 3: Contactless Pickup and Limited Patron Service
    • Stage 4: Limited Lobby or Atrium Space open
    • Stage 5: Open to Public with Conditions
    • Stage 6: Open for Regular Business
  • Persons who are sick, or have symptoms of infectious diseases should stay home.
  • Patrons are required to wear face masks if required to do so by the current Executive Orders.
  • Patrons are asked to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from all other persons.
  • All returned items are to be returned through the Book Drop by the bicycle rack.
  • Returned items will be quarantined for 4 days before being checked-in.
  • NO LATE FEES! Remember, the Garden City Public Library is a fine-free library. So if you are sick, return your books a few days late without penalty or charge.

The Library’s Reopening Policy can be viewed here: http://gardencitylib.org/PDF/PoliciesPDF/Reopening.pdf

The Library’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan can be viewed here: http://gardencitylib.org/PDF/PoliciesPDF/COVID19Plan.pdf

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