COVID-19 Customer Announcement

Dear Wicomico County Public Library Customers,

As you are probably aware, there are now confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Maryland. We want you to know that we take the health and safety of our patrons and staff very seriously. We are receiving guidance from the local, state, and national level through the Wicomico County and Maryland State Department of Health, and the State and Regional libraries.

Wicomico County Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. During this time, all library branches will be closed. The Bookmobile & Reader Van will not make their scheduled stops. All Library programs and meeting room reservations will be canceled during this time and until further notice.

Library staff will be available to answer your questions online

For any patrons practicing social distancing, we encourage the use of our digital databases and materials. These can be accessed at http://www.wicomicolibraries.org/databases.

During our closure, no late fees will accrue. Please do not use book drops or make book donations. Scroll to the bottom for other links and resources.

While the general risk to the public remains low, the CDC is directing people to:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Stay home when you are sick Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
• Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask
• CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
• Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

You can also contact the Wicomico County Health Department’s COVID-19 Call Center at 410-341-4600 or visit their website at https://www.wicomicohealth.org/.

Thank you for being a valued library customer.

Sincerely,
Ashley Teagle, Executive Director

Additional Resources:

CDC Website
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Maryland State Government
https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/

County Website:
http://www.wicomicocounty.org/

City Website:
https://salisbury.md/

Wicomico Board of Ed. - School Closure and Student Meal Information
https://www.wcboe.org/

Maryland Food Bank
https://mdfoodbank.org/

Maryland Workforce Exchange - Job Search
https://mwejobs.maryland.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

Two Months of Internet
https://zimbra.esrl.org/service/home/~/?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=38535&part=3

Maryland Health Connection is providing open enrollment for those who are uninsured. The open enrollment period is now through April 15. You can learn more here: https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/coronavirus-sep/

Businesses, including nonprofits, are reminded to track their costs associated with the situation and check their insurance policies for options to recoup losses. Stay informed with Chambers of Commerce and other business associations for opportunities for relief.
Business Links
https://businessexpress.maryland.gov/coronavirus
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-lo...

Get Connected Volunteer Center: www.shoregetconnected.org

Real Estate Transactions & Deed Transfers within City of Salisbury: Email klundy@salisbury.md or ccarpenter@salisbury.md

Coronavirus Business Resources: www.swed.org, http://salisburyarea.com/

Utility Information and Services: https://chpkgas.com/sharingprogram/, www.delmarva.com

J. David Collins & Associates is offering mental health and addictions treatment through telehealth online: https://www.jdavidcollins.com/CoronavirusCOVID19.en.html