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Mid-Michigan Library League

COVID-19 Plans

Example plans and resources for creating a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan and associated library re-opening plan

As the Governor issues Executive Orders to re-open sectors of Michigan, it is important for libraries to prepare for re-opening.  We know libraries will need a "COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan." Executive Order 2020-97 specifies this under section 1(a).

In addition, libraries will need to think about and articulate the steps they will take to re-open, whether it be in phases or all at once with measures in place.  More Executive Orders may reveal further instruction, but for now we know that there are eight Michigan Economic Recovery Council (MERC) reporting regions, and that regions 6 and 8 have been re-opened for retail, bars & restaurants, and offices at which remote work is not possible. Executive Order 2020-96 specifies this, but still maintains that any government activities other than essential services are still not to open.  We wait for clarification, and while waiting, PLAN!

The COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan must be consistent with the OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. The Governor's MI Safe Start Plan document specifies more.  And, there is the Michigan Cooperative Director Association Reopening Considerations Document.  Also, Michigan Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Toolkit.  The Small Business Association of Michigan has issued a TEMPLATE you can use.

NEWEST!!! Library of Michigan Template - COVID-19 Plan for Libraries

The City of Midland Plan is here, shared with MLA for a webinar presented by the Human Resources Director.  Here is a Compilation of Re-Opening Resources compiled by Montana.

Here are some additional examples of COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plans:

Also this: Community Connectivity COVID-19 Response Plan from Connected Nation