Does a mask policy violate the ADA? What should you do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19? How should the library respond to symptomatic patrons? Ask the Lawyer addresses these questions and more.
Recent legal guidance for NYS libraries regarding COVID-19 related topics. Ask The Lawyer is provided by WNYLRC.
NCLS recommends reopening in stages to mitigate potential health risks due to COVID-19. Below is a sample timeline of a staged reopening plan that considers the safety of both staff, patrons, and the community at large. Visit our website for past guidance regarding COVID-19.
How will we know what the state requires to reopen?
NY Forward Business Reopening Safety Template (Important: Each re-opening business must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. You cannot legally reopen with completing this.)
Interim Guidance for Curbside and In-Store Pickup