COVID-19 and Emergency Management Updates

The situation with the Coronavirus is constantly changing. Even with the library being closed to the public, we want to make as many reliable online resources available to you as we can and provide updates as they are announced.

Protect Yourself Financially from the Impact of Coronavirus

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says there are a number of ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones financially from the impact of COVID-19. Whether you have suffered a loss of income, you are having trouble paying your bills, or feel you have been targeted by a scammer, this article provides resources for you.

Information About COVID-19

Facts about Coronavirus

Diseases can make anyone sick, regardless of race or ethnicity

Some people are at increased risk of getting COVID-19

Someone who has been released from quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people

You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms

There are simple things you can do to keep yourself and others healthy

The most accurate information about the virus can be found on the following websites:

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Oklahoma State Department of Health

What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

Wash your hands

  • After coughing or sneezing
  • When caring for the sick
  • Before, during and after you prepare food
  • before eating
  • After toilet use
  • When hands are visibly dirty
  • After handling animals or animal waste

If you are unable to wash your hands, use alcohol based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer.

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Self monitor and practice social distancing.

  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day
  • Do not take public transportation or ride-shares
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others
  • Avoid crowded places and limit activities in public.

Information from Emergency Management

Information about COVID-19 testing.

Federal Disaster Loans available to small businesses affected by COVID-19

Guidance for large gatherings

Guidance for schools and daycares

Guidance for Employers

Guidance for churches

Guidance for cruise traveling

Guidance for traveling within the United States

Guidance for traveling outside the US

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COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Vulnerable Seniors or Those with Significant Underlying Conditions

If you are have family or others you are caring for with significant underlying conditions or older seniors, please keep in mind the following:

  • Significant underlying conditions include heart, lung, kidney disease; diabetes; and conditions that suppress the immune system
  • Always focus on prevention such as washing hands frequently
  • If possible, do not stay in the same room, or have the sick wear a facemask when entering the room
  • Ensure all utensils and surfaces are cleaned regularly