Yahoo! PGCMLS will be reopening soon! Specifically, the library will be reopen in four phases, with the first phase being curbside service beginning July 21st. More on this great news and the full press release below.
PGCMLS Curbside Service Begins July 21st by Appointment Only
“The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) will gradually resume in-person services at all branches over the course of the coming months. Using a phased approach to reopening, the Library has developed criteria for resuming services based on current and future public health conditions. The health and safety of the Library’s customers and staff are of the highest priority and will dictate the progression through the four phases of the Library’s reopening, based on guidance from the Prince George’s County Health Department. Phase 1 (Curbside Service) will begin on Tuesday, July 21. Book drops will reopen on Thursday, July 9.
The Library acknowledges that customers are eager to return to their beloved libraries as soon as possible, however the continued presence of COVID-19 requires a steady and deliberate approach to resuming access to physical library materials, branch libraries, and in-person programs. The Phased Reopening Plan is available for review at pgcmls.info/reopening.
The Library’s Phased Reopening Plan has been carefully developed with input from the County Health Department, Board of Library Trustees, and UFCW-1994/MCGEO, which represents the Library’s employees. The reopening timeline is organized in four phases that stagger the return of in-person services at PGCMLS branches. Maximized physical distancing, greatly enhanced sanitization of facilities and materials, and clear communications with customers will be required throughout the process. The reopening plan includes adjustments to the Library’s five main areas of operation: customers, staff, facilities, collections, and programs, outreach, and meeting rooms.
Customers with questions about the Phased Reopening Plan should contact PGCMLS by phone at (240) 455-5451, via the PGCMLS email reference service, and via social media. In the event of a continued outbreak of new COVID-19 cases, the Library may revert to previous reopening phases, based upon guidance from the County Health Department. Guidelines and procedures are subject to change.”
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