Curbside Returns vs Pick-ups?

Is anyone allowing curbside pick-ups AND drop-off of returned material? 

Personally, I'm against curbside pickup or any kind of circulation of physical material at this stage in this current phase of limiting interactions between people so as to slow the spread of the virus (through social distancing and the increasingly more strict "sheltering in place" orders).  However, once we get past this phase, I do think it will be important to start thinking creatively about ways to circulate material safely.  I posted more suggestions here: https://galecia.com/blogs/lori-ayre/materials-handling-considerations-during-covid-19-closures.

 

Please remember that there is a shortage of PPE. Any gloves or masks you use for staff takes them away from our health care professionals.

Right now there are health care professionals who don't get to hug their children at night and won't for a long time. Hospitals are forming committees to decide who has the best chance of survival and who will not get a ventilator.  Please don't do curbside or any other pick up. You encourage people to leave their homes and run errands as if things are normal. You put staff at and patrons at risk. You keep healthcare workers in a dangerous and deeply stressful working environment for weeks and months longer than necessary.

I know it's hard but please. Keep your staff at home. Don't encourage patrons to come out. New reports show as many as 25% of infected people do not feel symptoms and are spreading it.  You risk being a vector for an outbreak in your community.