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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Coronavirus: What You Should Know
We have been asked about coronavirus, and as a library we are here to provide trusted information.
What is Coronavirus, or COVID-19?
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, COVID-19 is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that has not been found in people before.
Because this is a new virus, there are still things we do not know, such as how severe the illness can be, how well it is transmitted between people, and other features of the virus.
Trusted information sources
The CDChas set up a website – accessible in English, Spanish, and Somali – with updated information and resources. On this site you will find details on prevention, symptoms, testing, and ways to keep you and your family healthy.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is another reliable source to find resources, information for schools and child care, preventative actions, and a situation update on the state of Minnesota.
The CDC has recommended the following ways to help people protect themselves from respiratory illness:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.