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The REALM Project offers an updated briefing, prepared by Battelle.  It reviews research on COVID-19 vaccination, variant strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and ventilation that may affect building operations, policies, and procedures. ...

REALM literature review and new toolkit resources available Systematic literature review  This third systematic literature review of SARS-CoV-2 research published through November 2020 summarizes current research on how the virus spreads, its survival on materials and surfaces,...

The OCLC site now has the  results of the sixth round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for infectious COVID-19 virus on  materials commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums.   ...

The West End Library received a grant for a project to help with outdoor programming.  See the project in this NorthCentralPa.com article.  Director Wendy Rote explained that, due to COVID, she thought an outdoor area would help them attend to their rural community’s needs.   ...

Digital Equity in the Age of COVID-19   spotlights how the pandemic has both intensified the digital divide and created a window for action by raising the visibility of what it means to be unconnected in our hyper-connected world, especially for our most vulnerable residents. Included...

As part of the REALM Project’s research, Battelle has conducted four natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums.  Access the latest information, which includes stacked materials. ...

From           Sarah Greene, Director, State Library of Pennsylvania Date             April 24, 2020 Re                 Pennsylvania Libraries COVID-19 Digital Archive   Pennsylvania Libraries COVID-19 Digital Archive The State Library of Pennsylvania...

Phase 2 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding remains available. Watch this recorded webinar, with SBA Economic Development Coordinator Noah Brod discussing PPP issues most relevant to museum and library communities. https://www.imls.gov/webinars/sba-paycheck-protection-program-issues-museums-and-libraries   ...

IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries The goal of the FY2020 IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries program is to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. June 12, 2020 is the deadine for IMLS CARES...