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Coronavirus Resources

Health and Wellness

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Robey Memorial Library (pop. 7,952) in Iowa and Caruthersville Public Library (pop. 6,168) in Missouri have published extensive links to health/wellness information resources on their web pages for residents to access at any time.

East Brunswick Public Library (pop. 47,512) in New Jersey developed a directory of local, state, national and international agencies offering reliable information and timely updates about the coronavirus, including travel notices and mental health support.

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (pop. 180,974) in Indiana has developed fact sheets on coronavirus precautions and symptoms in multiple languages and provided information about taking advantage of their digital collection (including a newsletter with title recommendations).

Athens Regional Library System (pop. 226,216) in Georgia has aggregated information on the outbreak response at the local and state level, including the local public health district.

Los Angeles Public Library (pop. 4,030,904) in California has developed an online information hub, readily available in both English and Spanish, which provides tips for safety precautions and warnings about verified symptoms.

Social Media

Union Public Library (pop. 56,642) in New Jersey has begun providing crafting and sewing tutorials to empower residents to create their own fabric face masks in real time on Instagram Live.

Information Sources

For libraries in the United States, the Center for Disease Control provides updates to the COVID-19 outbreak situation summary page on a regular basis. The National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Local Health Department Directory allows you to search for applicable local health directives.

For libraries in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada provides updates to the COVID-19 Canada Response page on a regular basis.