Update on Literacy Volunteers of Broome-Tioga Counties’ Response on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Literacy Volunteers of Broome-Tioga Counties (LVBTC) Reopening Information
July 1, 2020
Hello Literacy Volunteer students, tutors, and community members,
I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy! Since March and the closing of our offices and Literacy Labs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to support students and tutors through email, telephone, Zoom webinars, and mailings. All of us quickly adapted to remote learning and support.
Now that we have entered Phase 4 of the NYS reopening plan, I wanted to share our guidelines for opening the LVBTC offices and eventually offering in-person Literacy Labs and tutoring. Since our main office is located at the Broome County Public Library, we need to ensure that our plan follows the Library’s reopening information.
As you may have heard, the Broome County Public Library will reopen on Wednesday, July 1 – by appointment only. Face masks are required. While the doors will not be open, you can make an appointment Online ((www.bclibrary.info) or by calling 607-778-6451 during Library hours. New Library hours are 9:00 am to 6:30 pm (M-Th) and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Friday). The Library is continuing to offer Curbside Pickup (call 607-778-6454). There is a tutorial on the Library website on how to register online for an appointment.
Since the Library is only open by appointment, we plan to keep our offices closed and have our staff continue to work remotely. Once the Library opens its doors on a regular basis, we will resume LVBTC office hours.
However, since we now have limited access to our offices, we can schedule some meetings and appointments as needed. We will follow all social distancing and other health and cleaning rules. Please call our office (778-6406) if you have any questions.
The New York State Education Department (Adult, Career, and Continuing Education Services) continues to recommend that adult learners receive services remotely. We will keep you posted on when face-to-face tutoring at the Library can be scheduled and the Literacy Labs reopened.
Thank you for your patience, for all the work you have done “at a distance,” and for continuing to be a member of the Literacy Volunteers community. We all look forward to getting back to a more normal life.
If you have questions or need more information, please email me at Kristenlvbtc@aol.com or call 778-6406. Also, please check our website (www.broometiogaliteracy.org) for updates.
Be sure to check back for more updates as they come in.