East Hampton’s Ladies Village Improvement Society shops reopened on Saturday morning with new spring merchandise as well as new safety measures in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
The shops’ hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and donations will be accepted Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The L.V.I.S. asks those interested in donating to phone ahead of time to make an appointment.
All donations will be “quarantined” before being brought into the building, the L.V.I.S. says on its website, where more information can be found related to specific instructions for donors.
Additional precautions include social distancing by limiting capacity, using plexiglass partitions, and directing traffic flow. Masks are required at all times. HEPA filters and air purifiers, a strict disinfecting protocol, and touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers are also in place, the group said.
Mary Talley, a volunteer and spokeswoman, said there have been “record numbers of donations” for spring, and that after reorganizing the layout of the shop floor, there are many treasures to be found in the women’s, men’s, furniture, book, and houseware sections.