COVID19 Library Update

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Ohio, visit or call 1-833-427-5634. Visit the Perry County Emergency Operations Center on YouTube at:

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, announced that Ohio will be under a "Stay at Home" order. The order will go into effect beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020, unless the order is rescinded or modified. Read the full order here: Director's Stay At Home Order

Businesses and workers can now access all of these resources related to COVID-19 in one place at The portal includes information on unemployment benefits, the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, the Liquor Buyback Program, modified rules for trucking to help ship critical supplies into the state, the delay of BWC Premiums, etc.

While we recognize that Perry County District Library is an essential service in this county, we also acknowledge the unprecedented position we find ourselves in. Effective at close of business today, Monday, March 16, 2020, all Perry County District Library locations will be closed until further notice. If you have library materials, including Hotspots, we ask that you keep those items until we re-open.  Please do not return items to our book drops at this time. 

We apologize for the short notice of this closure, but encourage you take advantage of the many online resources found on our website.  We encourage you to stay informed by using the COVID-19 links posted below.  Periodic updates will be posted on our website and social media platforms as information becomes available.

To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:
1. Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
3. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
4. Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
5. Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
6. Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Trusted Information Sources

Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local and national agencies below.

Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health maintains a website with the up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources.
ODH has also set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

Centers for Disease Control
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses.

COVID-19 information is evolving daily. Please visit or call 1-833-427-5634.