Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Pierson Library is monitoring the status and possible risks of the Coronavirus and is working diligently to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff.  Here is what we have put in place to date:

  1. Staff are sanitizing public surfaces including door handles, railings, and service desks each morning before patrons enter the building.
  2. Signs are posted in every restroom to encourage hand washing.  Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk upon request for patron and staff use.
  3. We are encouraging staff and patrons to stay home if they are not well.

If patrons are unable to come to the library, we have many ways to keep you informed and entertained: Downloadable books and audiobooks are all available 24/7 from our Digital Library through OverdriveWe also have a number of online news and magazine databases for your research needs.  All of these resources are available in our ELibrary.

Please note that you will need a current Pierson Library card for the resources listed above.
Feel free to call our librarians at 985-5124 if you need any help with the above.

Below is a list of federal, national and state health site links relating specifically to Coronavirus:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Video:  Dr. Peter Lin
https://youtu.be/sqtRjjzxaWI

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

Stop the Spread of Germs Flyer
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf

Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks from Samhsa.gov
https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4886.pdf

National Institutes of Health
https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

National Library of Medicine
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/index.html#Novel_Coronavirus

Vermont State Department of Public Health
https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus