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Coronavirus Resources for Libraries

Coronavirus Resources for Libraries

Messages for staff:

Toronto Public Health advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid exposure to the virus, following standard prevention measures:

Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid close contact with people who are ill
Stay home when you are ill
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Attached for you information are some information sheets provided by Toronto Public Health.  The topics are:

–          2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet Feb 27 – COVD-19 General Fact Sheet – English

–          Instructions for people who have been asked to self-isolate Instruction_Sheet_Coronavirus_Investigation_2020-02-08 V2

–          Hand Washing HandWashingEnglish

–          Hand Sanitizing HandSanitizingEnglish

–          Cover Your Cough CoverYourCoughEnglish no crop

These are useful Posters suitable for staff bulletin boards and all washrooms – PDF in Colour)

For current information about COVID-19 in Toronto, visit Toronto Public Health’s Novel Coronavirus page.

For current information about COVID-19 in Canada, visit Health Canada’s Coronavirus Disease Outbreak Update page.

For information about COVID-19 around the world, visit the World Health Organization’s Coronavirus disease outbreak page.

A Guide to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) for Public Libraries
4 Resources on Coronavirus for K–12 Schools

https://thejournal.com/articles/2020/03/03/4-useful-resources-for-k12-on-coronavirus.aspx

New Resource Aims to Educate Students on Coronavirus

https://thejournal.com/articles/2020/03/04/new-resource-aims-to-educate-students-on-coronavirus.aspx

Resources for Libraries on Coronavirus

Here are some great resources for librarians on handling the coronavirus in your library.

https://www.everylibrary.org/resources_for_libraries_on_coronavirus

How to Fact-Check Coronavirus (Mis)Information Online

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fact-check-coronavirus-mis-information-online-1842089498

Posted on: March 5, 2020, 12:15 pm Category: Uncategorized