While the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can be scary, we need to remain calm and gather the facts. With so many sources of information, it is hard to know who is telling us the truth. We at the Camden County Library District will our utmost to deliver accurate and relevant data on the current COVID-19 situation.
To help stop the spread and prevent our patrons from becoming ill, ALL programs and events at the Camden County Library District Branches have been canceled until further notice.
Please be aware that there are many rumors and myths out there that do more harm. For a list of those who are handing out misinformation about COVID-19, please visit NewsGuards article, Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center or read the Smithsonian's article "How to Avoid Misinformation About COVID-19". Also, check out the World Health Organization page on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public: Myth Busters. You can learn more about COVID-19 at CDC.gov, World Health Organziation, U.S. National Library of Medicine, and Missouri Health & Senior Services. Downloadable Safeguards for workplace, school, and home.
Want to know what is going on at the local level? Check out the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Remember, we have online resources to help our patrons like Medline and Consumer Health Complete. (To access these from home you will need to enter your library card without spaces). As well as many eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more for those who may want to stay home but still have access to reading materials. Need a library card? Don't worry we can help you with that! Fill out our online Tempoary Library Card Application and we will email you your library card number as quickly as possible. This application can also be used if you are needing to renew your card.
We have all dealt with some form and level of anxiety since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent labeling of it becoming a pandemic. It is hard to find resources to help cope with these feelings. That is why we are happy to provide the following article, Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety: Expert Tips from Psychology.org