COVID-19 and Libraries

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These are the kinds of policies that are being adopted by our library and many other libraries in our region: Limit the number of patrons in any indoor premises; Require workers and patrons to wear cloth face coverings, except where doing so would inhibit that individual's health or where the individual is under two years … Continue reading COVID-19 and Libraries

Classify Grocery Workers as First Responders

Photo courtesy of Stop & Shop

We support this move by Stop and Shop and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union to step to the forefront on behalf of our grocery store workers. On Monday, the grocery chain and the United Food And Commercial Workers Union issued a joint statement to call on federal and state officials in support of … Continue reading Classify Grocery Workers as First Responders

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A 3D-printed mask created by Budmen, a 3D-printing company.

3D Printing and Crowdsourcing! With medical supplies strained by the coronavirus outbreak, health care professionals and technologists are coming together online to crowdsource repairs and supplies of critical hospital equipment. Read more...

Cuomo announces paid sick leave, job protection for quarantined workers

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the New York State Legislature agreed to a paid sick leave policy and job protection for New Yorkers quarantined by the coronavirus.  Employers with 11 to 99 employees and employers with 10 or fewer employees and a net income greater than $1 million will provide at least … Continue reading Cuomo announces paid sick leave, job protection for quarantined workers