Coronavirus: Information You Can Trust

Posted on Mar 15, 2020

Updated March 28, 2020

Albion District Library is monitoring information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of staff and library users is very important to us, especially during this time.

Essential Information on the COVID-19
Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new strain in the coronavirus family of viruses, that has only spread in people since December 2019. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus yet.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

In compliance with state and federal recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, ADL has cancelled all scheduled library programs and meeting room use, effective March 14. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, we will close our building to the public. During this time, we will offer several services to the community during our regularly scheduled hours.

Take steps to protect yourself, your family, and those around you
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.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and then throw the tissue away.

Stay home when you are sick

Calhoun County Resources
Health Department Hotline – (269) 969-6990, Open 9:00am-4:00pm Mon-Fri
COVID-19 Main Information page
Resources for Families
Frequently Asked Questions
Managing Stress and Anxiety
If You Are Sick

Oaklawn Hospital – Includes Visitation Policy
COVID-19 Information Page
Coronavirus Hotline – (269) 789-7614, Open 7:00am-8:00pm (Daily)

Henry Ford Allegiance (Jackson) – Includes Visitor and Screening Policies
COVID-19 Information Page
Coronavirus Hotline – (313) 874-7500

State of Michigan
COVID-19 Update Page
Community Mitigation Strategies
COVID-19 Information Hotline – (888) 535-6136, Open 8:00am-5:00pm (Daily)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
If You Are At Higher Risk

Additional Resources:
World Health Organization – Advice for the Public