General Coronavirus InformationWe are taking the following measures in response to the current situation:
- Placing educational materials and posters in high-traffic areas;
- Canceling or restructuring programs that include activities with an elevated risk of disease transmission (therapy dog visits, food preparation, etc.);
- Placing hand sanitizer in high-traffic areas of the library;
- Increasing the frequency of disinfectant procedures, with a focus on:
- Faucets, soap & towel dispenser handles, and toilet flush levers,
- Doors and door handles,
- Tables, chairs, & work surfaces,
- Computer keyboards and mice,
- Children's toys, and,
- Library materials when they are checked in by staff.
- Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water, especially before eating and after going to the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and/or muscle & body aches.
- If you have had a fever, wait until 24 hours have passed without the use of fever-reducing medicines before going in public.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw tissues in the trash after use and wash your hands.
- Avoid sharing drinks, smoking devices, or other objects that may transmit saliva.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that may be contaminated, such as shared dining areas and doorknobs, and all frequently used surfaces.
- Adhere to all travel advisories issued at a federal level, including instructions for those returning from areas with COVID-19 activity.
This rapidly evolving situation will require residents to check frequently for the most up-to-date and accurate information. Please visit the Plaistow webpage on COVID-19 for ongoing updates and information regarding the situation within NH and the nation.
The state Dept. of Health & Human Services has established a 24/7 phone line. For answers to questions, call 2-1-1, or visit the state COVID-19 website at https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.
We wish everyone continued good health and invite any questions and feedback about the library's response at 382-6011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.