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Test set 2 announced, compilation of reopening references released

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Battelle began testing a second round of materials on June 23, 2020. The materials were provided to Battelle by Columbus Metropolitan Library, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress. The tests will examine the length of time the COVID-19 virus may live on the materials, and the results are expected to be released in late July 2020. The items include:

  • braille paper pages (closed in the book)
  • glossy paper pages (closed in the book)
  • magazine pages (closed in the magazine)
  • children’s board books (closed in the book)
  • archival folders (stacked together)

The results of the first round of testing were released on June 22, 2020.

Also available is a collection of public library reopening plans which includes information about how these organizations are preparing to reopen and resume public operations.

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