We compiled the following resources to assist conservators and collections care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, we advise you to follow the advice of federal, state, and local public health officials.
Safe Practices for Art Services Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis Art Services Worker Safety Coalition. This website describes and promotes industry-specific guidelines for how art service workers can safely do their jobs in a post-coronavirus world.
Combating Burnout in the Museum Sector American Alliance of Museums (AAM), report from May 2021, compiled in response to survey results indicating that the pandemic has taken a toll on mental health for museum workers.
Disaster Distress Helpline
The US SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) maintains a 24/7 disaster distress hotline for victims of natural and man-made disasters.
NAMI COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) maintains a webpage with current initiatives and activities related to the pandemic.