As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, it is important to have access to up-to-date, reliable information about the virus: how to reduce the risk to you and those around you, and how to access support and resources during these challenging times. We have compiled a list of helpful links to help you access the information and resources you need.
Temporary Safe Practices Policy – The library strives to continue serving the community during this ongoing pandemic, while also prioritizing the health and safety of both our library workers and patrons. This policy lays out how we hope to accomplish this.
New York State Department of Health – This site provides information on NY’s governmental response to the pandemic, how you can help, guidance about essential services, information about symptoms and testing, and what your rights are in the state during this pandemic.
New York State Office of Mental Health – This site offers tips for mental wellness and a list of mental health resources for during an emergency. They have also set up the Emotional Support Helpline which can be reached 7 days per week from 8am-10pm by calling 1-844-863-9314.
Columbia County Department of Health – This site provides updates on COVID-19 specific to the county, as well as colorful animations illustrating the need to contain the virus and visual data on the spread of the virus from Johns Hopkins University.
City of Hudson – This site provides information about the virus, information on city services impacted by the pandemic, local State of Emergency orders, information on local food resources, and other city-specific information.
Centers for Disease Control – This site provides information about the virus, how to protect yourself and those around you, what to do if you think you have the virus, resources, and data on the spread of the virus state-by-state.
World Health Organization – This site provides a wealth of information based on information needs. It provides educational videos, press conferences, data about the cases of the virus, and fact-checking common misconceptions about COVID-19.
Politifact – This page provides fact-checking of claims related to COVID-19.
New York State Department of Labor: Unemployment Insurance – This page provides information on changes to unemployment insurance requirements and processing in response to COVID-19, as well as how to file a claim and to claim weekly benefits.
U.S. Small Business Administration – This page provides information on loan resources and guidance for businesses and employers.