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Hernando County Public Library branches to move to 50 percent capacity

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on May 23, 2020

In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-123, all Hernando County Public Library System (HCPLS) locations will move to 50 percent capacity beginning Monday, May 18, 2020.

Hernando County Public Library branches to move to 50 percent capacity

All HCPLS locations will continue with limited hours of operation. Limited hours to the public will allow for enhanced cleaning and continued monitoring of social distancing accommodations. All Library locations will be closed for two hours, mid-day (12 – 2 p.m.) to accommodate for cleaning, shelving and other related tasks. Computers will be set up for social distancing and computer time will continue to be limited to 30 minutes per person, per day.

Limited hours of operation for each library location along with number of patrons allowed per facility at one time are listed below:

  • Brooksville/Main Library – 238 Howell Avenue in Brooksville
    • Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 – 6 p.m.
    • Number of patrons allowed at this facility at one time: 44
  • West Hernando Library – 6335 Blackbird Avenue in Brooksville
    • Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 – 6 p.m.
    • Number of patrons allowed at this facility at one time: 64
  • Spring Hill Library – 9220 Spring Hill Drive
    • Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 – 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m.
    • Number of patrons allowed at this facility at one time: 50
  • East Hernando Library – 6457 Windmere Road in Brooksville
    • Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 – 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m.
    • Number of patrons allowed at this facility at one time: 40

Hernando County Government’s Office of Emergency Management recommends visiting the following web and social media sites for more information:

  • Residents should monitor trusted sources of information such as the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) website at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.CDC.gov to learn the facts and to follow recommendations to prevent the spread of disease.
  • FDOH has set up a call center for general questions regarding COVID-19 at (866) 779-6121, operating 24/7
  • Download the FDOH StrongerThanC19 app for free, available for iOS and Android devices, to participate in the community action survey launched on April 3, 2020
  • Residents of the City of Brooksville may call (352) 540-3810 or visit www.CityOfBrooksville.us for questions related to the City and COVID-19
  • Visit www.HernandoCounty.us/COVID19 for information on all Hernando County Government updates regarding COVID-19
  • For information on refreshing your emergency supply kits and plans go to www.HernandoCounty.us/em
  • Sign up to receive emergency alerts at www.AlertHernando.org
  • Follow us on Facebook @HernandoCoGov and Twitter @HernandoCoGov

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