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Updated research and toolkit materials

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One year later: Perspectives from the field.

Kate Laughlin, Executive Director of the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL), shares how the association adapted to help support both members and the broader library community during the pandemic. 

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These Resource Roundups have also been updated: 

Vaccines, variants, and ventilation research briefing

An updated briefing, prepared by Battelle, looks at research available on vaccines, variants, and ventilation. Highlights include: 

  • Vaccines—CDC social vulnerability index (SVI) data indicate that disparities in US vaccination coverage by SVI have increased over time, especially in large fringe metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties. These disparities are associated with socioeconomic status, household composition, and disability (slide 21).
  • Variants—A recent global analysis showed that variants of concerns (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta) have rapidly replaced previously common strains in nearly all countries studied (slide 25).
  • Ventilation—Managing places where stale air may accumulate is important to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Stale air may accumulate around privacy screens or large items and/or work equipment. Smoke visualization and CO2 meters can help determine where stale air accumulates in a space (slide 42).

Learn more about the latest research on these topics in the updated research briefing.

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