Coronavirus or COVID-19 Information

Are you concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? The seven libraries of the Wayne Library Alliance are encouraging members of the community to stay up to date on the latest information.

Please visit the following sites for reliable information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Center for Disease Control

Pennsylvania Department of Health

YOU CAN TAKE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS

CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

AVOID CLOSE CONTACT

 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

 

STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK

 

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

 

COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES

 

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside  of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

CLEAN AND DISINFECT

 

  • Clean AND disinfect daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.frequently touched surfaces
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

 

WEAR A FACEMASK IF YOU ARE SICK

 

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.