"The road map should be used as a guide to understand possible levels of service and resources needed to assist libraries as they plan the resumption of full, physical library services." Last updated: Thursday, May 21, 2020
June 17, 2020: "The Governor’s specific guidance for libraries that was released on June 8 does not include keeping a log of visitors. MBLC does not recommend keeping such a log. We do not see a role for keeping this kind of information according to the state’s current contact tracing strategy."
The MA Board of Library Commissioners and the MA Library System, in partnership with our automated networks, hosted a series of information gathering sessions with members. This resource includes the summary of calls, as well as the notes from individual calls.
The list is pulled from libraries reporting directly to the State Aid unit at the MBLC or through our LibWizard form. It will be updated each day for the foreseeable future. Please update us through the survey link below if your services or reopening dates change. Thanks for sharing with the library community.
"All businesses in the state of MA must develop a written control plan outlining how its workplace will
comply with the mandatory safety standards for operation in the COVID-19 reopening period. This
template may be filled out to meet that requirement."
OCLC/WebJunction (June 25, 2020): "The examples collected here are focused on public libraries. Examples from additional types of libraries, archives, and museums will be added during Phase 2 (June – October 2020). If you have a reopening resource or plan to share, please email it to Kem Lang, firstname.lastname@example.org."
This resource guide was created by ACRL (Association of College & Research Librarries) to support the academic and research library community during global public health crises. The guide features resources for distance education and engagement, free professional development resources, best practices, and up-to-date information from public health officials.
"The purpose of the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19. This system is intended only for people who are currently located in the United States."
These resources are provided to help inform employers and employees about supplies needed to return to workplaces, and connect businesses with manufacturers and distributors. In order to operate in Reopening Phase 1 and all future phases, certain supplies are required.