HBPL Reopening Timeline

Hampton Bays Public Library Staged Reopening Time Line
The Hampton Bays Public Library will reopen using Governor Cuomo’s staged reopening schedule to the extent that circumstances permit.
Stage 1: (Estimated length: 2 weeks)
 Library building will remain closed to the public. but a limited number of staff will return to begin preparations for Curbside services.
 Social distancing will be practiced.
 Staff shifts may be staggered and work schedules adjusted to reduce density; staff will continue to work remotely where possible and applicable to job tasks; supplementary cleaning protocols will be in place within library facilities.
 Library employees will be working to enhance distance services and prepare the Library facility for future onsite Library services.
 No materials donations will be accepted.
 Elimination of overdue fines.

Stage 2: (Estimated length: 2 weeks)
 Library building will remain closed to the public, but the Library will begin lending and returning Library items by way of contactless pickup and drop off.  Returned Library materials will be quarantined for a minimum period of 72 hours subsequent to being handled.
 No materials donations will be accepted.
 Social distancing will be practiced.
 Staff shifts may be staggered and work schedules adjusted; some staff will continue to telework where possible and applicable to job tasks; supplementary cleaning protocols will be implemented.
 Employees who have contact with Library materials will be required to wear gloves while handling materials. Gloves will be provided to employees.
 Employees whose work stations are less than six feet from another employee’s work station will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be provided by the Library.
 Employees who have contact with the public will be required to wear masks during times of contact. Masks will be provided to employees.

Stage 3: (Estimated length: 2 weeks)
 Curb-side service may end and Library facilities may open to the public with reduced hours and social distancing restrictions in place.
 Self-pickup of holds / self-checkout stations will be encouraged.
 Significant modifications of facilities and service programs may be implemented
including restrictions on Library hours, public access, building capacities, seating
areas, computer usage, and access to Library stacks.
 Group gatherings and meetings will not be permitted. Meeting Rooms, Tutoring
Rooms will be closed to the public. Public Computers will not be available.
 Social distancing will be practiced.
 Staff shifts may be staggered and work schedules adjusted; staff telework where
possible and applicable to job tasks; supplementary cleaning protocols will be
implemented.
 Employees who have contact with Library materials will be required to wear
gloves while handling materials. Gloves will be provided to employees.
 Employees who have contact with the public will be required to wear masks
during times of contact. Masks will be provided to employees.
 No materials donations will be accepted.

Stage 4: (Estimated length: 4-12 months or as long as social distancing requirements are
in place)
 Library facilities may open to the public with more hours than Stage 3 and social
distancing restrictions in place.
 Self-pickup of holds / use of self-checkout stations encouraged.
 Significant modifications of facilities and service programs may be implemented
including restrictions on Library hours, public access, building capacities, seating
areas, computer usage, and access to Library stacks.
 Small group gatherings (10-12) may be permitted in the Helen Gould Community
Room. All other Meeting Rooms, Public Computers, and Tutoring Rooms will be
closed to the public.
 Social distancing will be practiced.
 Staff shifts may be staggered and work schedules adjusted; staff telework where
possible and applicable to job tasks; supplementary cleaning protocols will be
implemented.
 Employees who have contact with Library materials will be required to wear
gloves while handling materials. Gloves will be provided to employees.
 Employees who have contact with the public will be required to wear masks
during times of contact. Masks will be provided to employees.
 No materials donations will be accepted.

Post Stage 4 (End of social distancing requirements)
 Library may return to normal, pre-COVID-19 operations and reinstate regular
service programs including events.