On May 18, 2020, after 55 days under the COVID-19 order to close nonessential businesses, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts entered Phase I of reopening. In terms of which businesses may reopen during Phase I, the Commonwealth’s policy now focuses on risk assessment rather than categorizing operations as “essential” versus “nonessential.”
NEDCC meets the OSHA standards for a “Low Risk” operation and, because we are among the Phase One business sectors and have developed and implemented policies and procedures to fully comply with the Commonwealth’s “Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces,” we are once again open for business.
However, while our staff may return to work, the Commonwealth’s safety standards require us to minimize face-to-face contact with clients. Consequently, we encourage clients to ship their materials to us and allow us to consult with them about their conservation treatment and digitization needs by phone, video chat, or email. For local clients who prefer to drop off their materials, we have developed a protocol for Curbside Service, which you can access here.
Thank you to those of you have expressed concern for our safety. Please rest assured that NEDCC will continue to closely follow all of the recommendations (current and evolving) of federal, state, and local health authorities in doing our part to protect the health and well-being of our staff, clients, and the general public. And, we will continue to be offering those services that can be provided electronically (e.g., 24/7 Emergency Hotline, Preservation Training, etc.).
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square, 4th floor
Andover, MA 01810-1494
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in accordance with Massachusetts state guidelines, we are unable to receive clients inside our office space until further notice.
To accommodate in-person visits, NEDCC will provide curbside service to its clients for the delivery and retrieval of conservation, digital imaging and audio preservation projects.
Clients or those requiring handicap access may park in the Reserved Visitor Parking spaces posted for Northeast Document Conservation Center (Numbers 27 through 29) located to the left of the Route 133 entrance of Building 100. For all-day workshops or large tour groups, please proceed to the large parking lot off York Street behind the Brickstone Square complex. A free shuttle bus runs between the parking lot and the buildings every 10–15 minutes.
NEDCC is located in Building 100, the first of the two largest buildings closest to Route 133. Enter on the street-side of the building if you have parked in front. When walking from the back parking lot, you may enter through the courtyard between Buildings 100 and 200, and enter through the second door on your right.
If you have a specific question about the preservation or conservation of a paper item or collection, you may submit your question to a preservation specialist at no charge. You will receive an email response.
Visit the “Working With NEDCC” section for information about obtaining a proposal.