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March 14 and 15 FOPAL Sale Cancelled

The Board of Friends of the Palo Alto Library has been closely monitoring news of the coronavirus in order to do what may be prudent for the health of our volunteers and sale attendees. On Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department "warned residents over 50 or in poor health to avoid large public gatherings. County officials said people are progressively more vulnerable to the disease as they age and if they have other health problems. And because the disease is primarily spread through contact with infected people, they urged people at highest risk to avoid events like parades, sporting events and concerts where many people sit or stand close together." (John Woolfolk, San Jose Mercury News, March 3, 2020) The vast majority of FOPAL's volunteers are well over 50 and the same is probably true for our customers. The sale, especially on Saturday usually has a high concentration of people in very close proximity to each other. Therefore we reluctantly decided to cancel our sale scheduled for March 14 and 15, which includes Main Room, Bargain Room, Children's Room and both later free nights.

Our donation room will remain open for its regular hours, Monday through Saturday, from 2-4pm. However, we urge all donors who show any signs of illness to delay making donations until they are symptom free. We need to protect our volunteers who handle these donations. You may also be able to hold off donations for a time since without the sale, our donations will probably surpass our storage capacity.

Thank you for your cooperation and we hope to see you in April as long as conditions improve.

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