Library Statement About COVID-19
The Ohio County Public Library is pleased to announce that as of September 21, 2020, it has opened its doors to patrons for in-person visits by appointment, Monday through Thursday, 10 – 6; Friday, 10 – 5; and Saturday, 10 – 3. Appointments will be for forty-five minutes and will begin on the hour. Appointments may be made by calling the Library at 304-232-0244 or by using the Library’s “Ask a Librarian” button on OCPL’s website homepage. For more information, review our reopening press release.
For OCPL patrons who don’t wish to enter the Library for safety and health reasons, curbside service will continue during the new scheduled hours.
OCPL is closely monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) both locally and nationwide. This is a constantly changing situation and the Library will continue to provide updates on how we are supporting the community and continuing to provide services for the duration of the pandemic. Please continue to check the Library's website for the latest updates on OCPL's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
VACCINATIONS: West Virginians may now pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccination at vaccinate.wv.gov. The COVID-19 dashboard located at www.coronavirus.wv.gov shows the total number of vaccines administered.
➤ WV COVID-19 Vaccine Info Line: 1-833-734-0965
➤ View all Library COVID-19 related news articles
➤ Local and National COVID-19 Resources
➤ COVID-19 Testing Sites in the WV Northern Panhandle
➤ COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Statewide
➤ Internet Access While the Library is Closed
WHAT YOU CAN DO
It's important that everyone take action to slow the spread. This will help relieve pressure on medical resources and health care providers. For more information about what you can do to protect yourself or what to do if you think you are sick, please visit the CDC (Center for Disease Control) Coronavirus [COVID-19] website.
We encourage the public to stay informed about COVID-19 by referring to credible sources of information, such as the National Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention's website. And remember that one of the best ways to prevent the spread of viral illness is to limit contact and practice good health hygiene as recommended by the CDC:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Recommended time for washing hands is 20 seconds. That's about the length of time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice, hum “The Imperial March” from “Star Wars,” or recite the preamble to the U.S. Constitution.
- Avoid touching your face, especially with unwashed hands.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, tables, phones, and keyboards daily using a regular household detergent and water.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then immediately throw it away. If you don't have a tissue, cover your cough with your elbow rather than your hand.
- When you're sick, avoid school, work, and public places. Stay home except to get medical care.
- Avoid close contact with those who are ill.