With over 43,000 library visitors so far this fiscal year, we work to keep a clean and safe environment for patrons and staff. For example, we provide hand sanitizer, facial tissues, and disinfecting wipes for use by everyone. Our restrooms and common areas are cleaned and disinfected daily. Toys are sanitized after use. And as a library we provide access to information about the Coronavirus, it’s spreading, testing and myths are available through these official sites for current, factual health information.
Including maps, statistical breakdowns, and daily highlights.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
“CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).” From the CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary
World Health Organization (WHO) – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public
World Health Organization (WHO) – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters
MedlinePlus (U.S. National Library of Medicine) – Coronavirus Testing
National Library of Medicine – Coronavirus Disease 2019
With access to in-depth information on 1) Clinical studies related to the coronavirus disease (ClinicalTrials.gov); 2) Public health emergency literature and information (Disaster Lit); 3) Journal article citations (PubMed); and 4) Consumer information on coronavirus infections available in English and Spanish (MedlinePlus)
Other articles and information
- Information from the Illinois Municipal League concerning municipalities and COVID-19
- Stat – (journalism about life sciences and the fast-moving business of making medicines) Flattening the curve article by Helen Branswell
- ScienceAlert – New Study Indicates How Long Coronaviruses Can Survive on a Surface