OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are working to create and distribute science-based information and recommended practices designed to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to staff and visitors who are engaging in the delivery or use of museum, library, and archival services. This research collaboration will provide information on how long the virus survives on surfaces and how—or if—materials can be handled to mitigate exposure. Sign up on the webpage for updates.
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.
The Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) is a New England-wide purchasing consortium. MLS works closely with MHEC to ensure the products that libraries purchase are available at the best prices possible.
In support of the interim guidance and general recommendations of cleaning and disinfection provided by the CDC, MHEC has several contracts that may support these efforts including: Emergency Response Services for disinfecting and sanitizing; Medical Supplies: surgical gloves, masks and hand sanitizer; Tent Structures and Temporary Classrooms; and Moving products