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The NCLS Guidance Page includes a back-to-work checklist that will help libraries determine what policies need to be updated or created when working on their re-opening plan.
ALA List of Policy Topics for Pandemic Preparedness
Included in the link are some topics to include in an individual library policy on illness and/or pandemic prevention and preparedness - after ensuring (if necessary) that they are consistent with the policies of the library's governing body.
Ask The Lawyer Guidance
Legal guidance on making temporary amendments to current policies.
Sample Policy Templates
Below is a list of sample templates of library policies that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Libraries are encouraged to use these templates to create policies that may be missing or update current policies to reflect changes in their services due to the pandemic. Please note, these policy templates are provided as examples and are meant to be customized to fit individual library needs.