The Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library is closely monitoring the evolving outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is prioritizing measures to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community members and staff.
To protect the health and safety of our community, we are taking the following actions:
Sanitizing computers, door handles and shared surfaces, daily.
Making hand sanitizer readily available for public use.
Encouraging staff members and the public to stay home if they feel sick.
Additionally, we will waive fines during this period. With safety as our common concern, we do not want anyone to worry about having to visit the library to return overdue items.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including coronavirus disease 2019:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Take extra precautions to avoid crowded areas if you are over 60 years old, or if you have an underlying condition.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
If you feel unwell, stay at home and call your doctor or local health professional.
If you are sick, stay at home, and eat and sleep separately from your family, use different utensils and cutlery to eat.
If you develop shortness of breath, call your doctor and seek care immediately.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
HKDPL will continue to adhere to protocols and guidance from the Rockland County Department of Health, along with state and federal agencies.
We appreciate your cooperation. Together we can work to keep our beautiful community healthy in this challenging time.