This page is the clearinghouse for information that has been posted on the NHAIS listserv, the NHSL web site, and associated shared Google folders and professional blogs/resources during the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March 2020. On 7/20/20, some resources from this page were removed and archived to document the earlier stages of the pandemic, in order to streamline the page as NH continues to phase in re-opening of business and activities.
On July 7, 2021 the page content was moved from the NH Library Association (NHLA) web site due to technical issues with accessing the NHLA web site. At that time the resources on the page were culled to remove outdated information and streamline the information most pertinent to libraries now. Library policy examples previously listed on the NHLA COVID-19 web page have been moved to a new NHSL LibGuide page for Sample NH Public Library Policies.
If you feel that a resource should be added to this site, please email Lori Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description and a link to be viewed.
1/2022 Template for public body emergency remote meeting notice (from Mary E. Bartlett Library, Brentwood) - see word doc linked below.
1/2022 New CDC guidance on isolation/quarantine approved by NH DHHS & Household contact exposure flow chart
9/2021 Face Masks & Public Spaces
NHMA Guidance on Mandating the use of Face Coverings at Public Meetings & in Public Spaces: 2021_mask_guidance.pdf (nhmunicipal.org)
8/2021 Employers & Vaccinations
Law text, NH Medical Freedom Legislation (signed by Governor into law 7/23/2021): gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?sy=2021&id=202&txtFormat=html
Article from New Hampshire Bulletin, 8/9/2021: When It comes to vaccine mandates, employers have the law on their side.
7/2021 NHAIS list serv discussion: new CDC guidance
CDC Map that shows transmission level by county (**note that this web page will NOT open in Internet Explorer browsers; all other browsers are compatible)
The following link is for the Library Status Google Spreadsheet, originally created by Greg McClay (Pelham Public LIbrary) in April 2020, and now maintained by Judy Russell (director, Lyme) and Lichen Rancourt (director, Jackson):
The only way this sheet is useful is if the majority of NH libraries continue to update their library's status and enter a date indicating when the latest revisions was completed.
Questions? Contact Lichen Rancourt (email@example.com).
State/National Re-opening Resources:
Resources about the COVID-19 Virus:
Library Materials & COVID-19:
HVAC Systems & COVID-19:
Quarantine/COVID-19 Guidance for Employers:
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.