Reopening Plans: Information, Documents, Links

Maine Government Resources

Maine State Library Documents

Maine Restarting Maine's Economy - DECD website

Restarting Maine's Economy Handbook (Maine DECD)

Checklists for Stage 1 and Stage 2 - Rural Reopening Plan NEW


MSL- Public Library Checklist-May 21

MSL- Maine Public Library Consideration List for Re-Opening

MSL - PLS Square footage (for library calculation guidance)

MSL - Draft Plan Outline and Topics


Templates from other states and libraries

Maine InfoNet

RAILS: Guidelines for Libraries Considering Curbside Service and/or Phased Reopening (Updated 5/12/20)

Utah State Library: Utah Libraries Plan for Moving Towards Full Service (PDF)

State Library of Iowa: COVID-19 and Iowa Libraries: Considerations on Re-opening to the Public (Online)

Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC): Returning to Service: Libraries and COVID-19  (PDF)

New Mexico: Public Services Return to Work/Library Re-Opening Plan (PDF)

Vermont Department of Libraries: Curbside and Book Delivery Service Guidelines (Online)

Indian Library Federation: Plan Outline in Phases from Library Closure to Reopening–COVID-19 Global Pandemic (PDF-Dense detail)

Montana State Library: Library Reopening Plan (Online)

Midlothian Public Library: Tentative Reopen Plan

COVID-19 Information for Librarians

Articles, LibGuides, Webinars, Videos...

Library Specific Websites

Build Maine - NACTO PDF -Street Management and Curbside

Project Public Spaces - Great articles dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build strong communities.

Library Staff Self -care / Mental Health After Re-Opening

Montana State Library Vimeo: Safely Remove Nitrile Gloves

Medium:  A Phased Reopening Plan for Libraries as COVID 19 Restrictions Are Lifted by John Thill

Delaware: Coronavirus COVID-19: Explaining to Children

ALA/United for Libraries (webinar slides): Looking Forward: Planning for Reopening

Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School:Coronavirus Negligence: Liability for COVID-19 Transmission

Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Information Hub at Webjunction

IMLS: News and Updates

ALA: Pandemic Preparedness Resources for Libraries

PLA: Resources on COVID-19