Federation of Ontario Public 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

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

Scenarios for the future of pandemics

Scenarios for the future of pandemics

A scenario matrix from Stratforma.