Wyckoff Mayor Says Library Guidance Could Come By Week's End

Montana Samuels

WYCKOFF, NJ — Mayor Tim Shanley recapped a phone call with Gov. Phil Murphy's aides, and gave a hint on when the state can expect to walk into a library again.

He said that although the governor is allowing indoor meetings of less than 50 total people, that doesn't mean libraries can open, despite his best efforts.

"Unfortunately this does not apply to Libraries despite my arguments to the Governor's aids today that it makes no sense to not allow Libraries to operate under those same new rules to just allow residents in to get books, check the out and leave," he said.

Shanley expanded on that, saying he was told guidance on libraries could come by the end of the week, but it's likely to lay-out the start of curbside pickups. The state's concerns, according to Shanley, is that people would use the library to sit and read, and use computers.

Additionally, Shanley said he "stressed" that the town's two school boards will need guidance by the first week of July on what will be permitted in September.

"I was told by a senior aid of the Governor that the plan is to have the plans for September out the first week of July so that school boards can prepare during the summer," said Shanely.

Though Wyckoff had positive news as it pertained to the coronavirus, and reported no new cases, Thursday represented a bad day for the county, as Bergen County again has the most coronavirus cases in the state.

Read more: Bergen County Has The Most Coronavirus Cases In New Jersey, Again

This article originally appeared on the Wyckoff Patch