Rest assured our staff is working hard to make sure that we can continue to meet your needs virtually, even though our buildings aren't open. We are dedicated to serving you as much as we are able during this uncertain time.
Click the links on the right to navigate through information that will help you navigate this new world during the Covid-19 crisis.
For details on how we are continuing to serve you, and our plans for slowly restarting our services, click on the FAQ - About the Library button.
Our online services are always available for cardholders, including our collection of digital materials such as eBooks, eMagazines, downloadable audiobooks, and streaming movies, music, and television shows. We also have online learning tools like Lynda.com, Mango Languages, Creativebug, and many more.
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is a trusted, authoritative source for public health information.
- Coronavirus Mythbusters
- Coronavirus (health topic) - This landing page for the Coronaviruses family of viruses includes background, select news on the outbreak, and links to Questions and Answers on Coronaviruses.
- Advice for the Public - This page has practical information for dealing with the outbreak on a personal level. The page includes video, graphics, myth-busters, and even tips for coping with related stress.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades
The CDC is our nation’s premier authority on public health information.
The CDC offers the following everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
We recommend that individuals and families take these precautions for their health.
- Coronavirus (Spanish: Enfermedad del Coronavirus) - This page is a one-stop shop for background on COVID-19, as well as the class of coronaviruses; CDC-authored news monitoring the situation, including all the statistics on cases; and a wealth of resources for professionals, travelers, and the general public.
- Cleaning Recommendations - This page carefully outlines recommended cleaning regimens, especially for households of those at risk.
- The CDC offers the following everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.
- The CDC offers suggestions for managing stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The ODH is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak as well as any suspected cases in Ohio. A call center to answer questions regarding COVID-19 is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p..m. Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH, or 1.833.427.5634.
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Mapping by Johns Hopkins CSSE - The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University is mapping the number of global cases of COVID-19. The data is updated throughout the day.
Trustworthy information is important anytime, but particularly when so much is at stake. ProQuest offers a database of Coronavirus Research that may be helpful.