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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Massachusetts Libraries: Hygiene, Cleaning, Supplies

Resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Massachusetts Libraries

Massachusetts Standards

Handwashing Videos

Handwashing Posters

Did you wash your hands? poster

Cleaning & Sanitizing

Getting your workplace ready for #COVID Surfaces (e.g. desks and tables) and objects (e.g. telephone, keyboards) should be wiped with disinfectant regularly.

Featured webinar

Handling Library Materials


For questions or advice on implementing recommendations in these resources, MLS members may contact Evan Knight, MBLC Preservation Specialist.


Order Supplies

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.

Membership is free and available to the following organizations in New England:
  • Non-Profit Public and Private Institutions of Higher Education

  • Non-Profit Technical, Charter, and Vocational Schools

  • Municipalities, Elementary and Secondary Schools

  • Non-Profit Preparatory Schools

  • Non-Profit Educational Organizations

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.