We here at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester continue to abide by the Governor’s Office order to remain closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic until at least 12noon on Tuesday, May 19th. That may change in light of the four-phase plan proposed for reopening the state of Massachusetts, and may force us to hold off opening our doors to the public until a later date.
Unfortunately, we do not know where our bookstore falls on that particular scale of phases. Not many Massachusetts businesses *DO* know, or will know, until an announcement is made, and such an announcement may not be made until Monday, May 18th.
**WHEN** the announcement is made, we will make the determination whether we can safely reopen to the public on either a limited scale or in full operation, to ensure the complete safety of our employees and customers. We may choose to delay our reopening for a day or several days to that purpose.
In the meantime, we continue to offer mail order services. We also can offer curbside pickup BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, with safeguards in place such as masks and gloves.
Both in the past and during the upcoming months, we have been observing and will continue to observe the mandatory safety standards.
We appreciate your support and patronage, in the past, the present, and the future.
—Patty Cryan and the staff of Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester