COVID19 Library Update

Perry County District Library locations are open by appointment for browsing, computer use and copying/faxing services.  Curbside pick-up is also available at all locations.  Face masks/face coverings are required, unless a person is unable to wear a mask due to exempt conditions listed by the Ohio Department of Health or under CDC guidelines.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Ohio, visit the Ohio Department of Health or call 1-833-427-5634. Visit the Perry County Emergency Operations Center on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjAYStvF8pQv3TXdv5SSFkA

Businesses and workers can now access all of these resources related to COVID-19 in one place at the Ohio Development Services Agency. 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.

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. Wear a Face Mask and cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

  • CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
  • Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
  • Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

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.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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