It’s flu season and with the COVID-19 on the rise, the library wants to assure its customers that we are taking precautions for your health and safety.
In our day-to-day operations, staff cleans all books that are returned to the library. We always have and always will. Our countertops are cleaned several times each day. Our computers, puzzles, toys, etc., are disinfected after use. We have hand sanitizer dispensers at the desk as well as facial tissues placed around the library.
If you are nervous about coming in to the library, remember that we have curbside service. Call ahead to check out your books and we deliver them to your car when you arrive in the parking lot
There is a lot of information out there about the COVID19 (Coronavirus). Obtain accurate information on the virus by referring to valid resources and websites and avoid the click bait. Consult the CDC or WHO for the best information about the COVID-19, not social media or your news channel. The library has compiled some information for you. Click on the next link to view a video from the CDC about the spread of germs.
Facts About COVID-19
Check out the facts before you make decisions. Stop the spread of rumors and bad information which only hurt the situation.
- Anyone can get sick regardless of age, gender, or race.
- People who have been exposed to the virus, older people, and people with chronic health conditions are more at risk to get sick.
- If a person has been released from quarantine, they are not contagious.
- Symptoms are similar to a cold or flu. If you are not feeling well, consult a medical professional.
- WASH YOUR HANDS!
Websites You Can Trust
The main websites that offer factual information about the COVID19 or other influenza are the Center for Disease Control, cdc.gov , the World Health Organization, WHO, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health, OSDH.
Do not trust everything you read on social media and be careful of websites that may look legitimate but really aren’t. Check out snopes.com or the following list of websites with false information provided by NewsGuard.
If you can’t wash your hands right away, keep hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol close by to use until you can wash.