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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bozeman Public Library is closed to the public. This is in effect Tuesday, March 17th until further notice. We are asking that you keep your checked out items at home. Our book drops will be closed. All due dates have been extended for 8 weeks. Please see our website for further updates. Thank you for your patience and stay healthy. Message from Susan Gregory, Library Director.

Community members have contacted The Bozeman Public Library seeking answers about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Below is a list of websites with updated information on the virus and prevention. 

Audio Recording of the COVID-19 program on 3/11/2020

Panelists included

Matt Kelley, Health Officer of The Gallatin City/County Health Dept, Cindi Spinelli, Communicable Disease Program Manager, Gallatin City County Health Department; Patrick Lonergan, Chief of Emergency Management & Fire, Gallatin County; Michael Blake, MD, PhD, Pediatrician, Bozeman Health; Mike Maltaverne, Deputy Chief-Operations, Bozeman Fire Department; and Emma Kate Loveday Ph.D. Postdoctoral Researcher,  Montana State University – Bozeman.

Thank you to KGVM for posting this on their website.

 Resources

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Healthy Gallatin

MedlinePlus - Coronavirus Infections

Montana's Response to COVID 19 - Arc GIS StoryMap with Outbreak Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

National Library of Medicine

 

Prevention Recommendations

The CDC recommends taking the following prevention steps. You should go about your daily life, but take the same precautions that you would during cold and flu season:

  • Get your flu shot — it’s not too late. Although the flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19, it will help prevent the flu which has similar symptoms to this coronavirus.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing — do not use your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol.
  • Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.