Media advance reopening during COVID-19 guide for community reuse organizations

The Advertiser Democrat, the Lewiston Sun Journal and shared a media release about a new guide from the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine created to help community reuse organizations make decisions about how — and whether — to open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brie Berry, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at UMaine and member of the Mitchell Center’s materials management research team, created the Reopening Reuse guide to help decision-makers weigh the benefits and risks of reopening in ways that make sense for their staff, patrons and donors. “I decided to develop this guide to make it easier for people to assess risk and think creatively about how to reopen during this time,” she said. “I’d hate to see these reuse organizations shut down, and that is a real risk right now.” The Bethel Citizen printed the Sun Journal story.