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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Massachusetts Libraries: Home

The COVID State of Emergency declaration was ended by Governor Baker on June 15, 2021. This guide is not currently being updated.

In This Guide

Pandemic Planning

Designing Libraries for a Pandemic, Preparedness, Sample Plans

Reopening Your Library

MBLC Library Information, Sample Reopening Plans, Examples of Curbside Delivery

What Your Library Can Do

Ways Your Library Can Adapt, Support Staff, and Contribute to Community Recovery

Remote Library Resources

Internet Access, MA State Remote Library Resources, Video Conferencing, Virtual Meetings

Occupational Safety  

Workplace Safety, Supplies, Masks

Youth & School Services  

Youth and School Resources, Social and Emotional Health, Streaming Storytime

Academic Libraries

Research, Remote Teaching, Misinformation, Copyright Considerations



Resources provided are for informational purposes only, not specifically endorsed by MLS, and not meant to substitute for advice from a medical or public health professional.