the other library system acted much sooner:
The Greater Victoria Public Library says it will lay off 168 regular and auxiliary employees next month if it has not resumed some services by then.
This follows the Vancouver Island Regional Library system laying off 420 employees in mid-March.
Both systems shut their doors on March 16 due to COVID-19 concerns.
Maureen Sawa, GVPL chief executive, hopes the system will be starting to reopen by the time layoff notices come into effect.
She can’t say when library users will be able to physically borrow a book again, but there are lots of details to consider: How will visitor flow in branches be managed? Who will physically take books from shelves? Should there will be a set period of time before a returned book can be loaned again? What will be required in terms of personal protective equipment?
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 05 May 2020 - 07:24 PM.