COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Center for Disease Control & Prevention

The CDC provides information about what you should know, updates, and advice for various groups and agencies.

Indiana State Department of Health

The ISDH provides statewide updates on COVID-19 cases, their location, and guidance.

Prevention Steps for Close Contacts

If you have had close contact with someone that is being tested for COVID-19, what to do next can be found here.

Parkview Screening Resources

Concerned that you need to be tested for COVID-19? Parkview has screening guidelines.

You cannot be tested unless you meet the screening guidelines.

IU Online Screening

If you are concerned about your exposure to COVID-19, Indiana University offers free screenings through their virtual app. Do NOT go to the ER without calling first unless it is an emergency.

CDC Recommended DIsinfectants

To make sure that you are cleaning and disinfecting properly, visit the CDC's website of recommendations.

World Health Organization

Updates and information from the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19 and its impact on the world.

COVID Near You

Contribute your health status and help track the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID Near You is done in conjunction with Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Prevention Tips

There is no vaccine or antiviral for COVID-19 at this time. The best thing to do is prevent exposure, clean, and sanitize.

WASH YOUR HANDS

SANITIZE DOORS, SHOPPING CARTS, AND OTHER SURFACES

WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU GO OUT IN PUBLIC. IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE A MEDICAL MASK UNLESS YOU'RE SICK

CLEAN ITEMS PROPERLY WITH CDC RECOMMENDED DISINFECTANTS

KEEP A DISTANCE OF SIX FEET OR MORE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND OTHERS WHEN TALKING

DO NOT SHAKE HANDS. WAVE AND NOD HEADS INSTEAD TO LIMIT PERSONAL INTERACTION

DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE

FEELING SICK? STAY HOME AND ISOLATE YOURSELF FROM OTHERS

CONCERNED? CALL THE HOSPITAL. DO NOT SHOW UP UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY

How to talk to Children and Teens about

COVID-19

The Spark and Stitch Institute has provided a guide to how to talk to children and teens of various age groups about the Coronavirus

What is Eckhart Public Library Doing?

Modified Library Services

Right now the library is offering curbside services. To get your items curbside, simply place the items you'd like on hold, and we will contact you to arrange your pick-up time. Not sure of what items you'd like? Try our personalized staff suggestions!

Starting May 26th, Eckhart Public Library will be offering temporary service hours of library services.

Reliable Information

At Eckhart Public Library we are dedicated to providing information about COVID-19 from reliable sources and making that information available to the public.

Suspended Programming

Eckhart Public Library's in person programming has been suspended at this time to prevent the additional spreading of germs. In person programming will return as soon as we are able to do so. Please see our social media for virtual programming and opportunities for library engagement online.

Please Wash Your Hands

We ask that users wash their hands before and after handling library materials

Extended Checkouts & Items

No items will be due back until July 1st. If you would like to return you items, they can be taken to our Administrative Annex (212 W. 12th Street) from 9 am to 6 pm on Monday - Friday.

All returned items are quarantined for three days and sanitized before returning to the shelves.

We are also increasing the number of items that can be streamed on Hoopla from 5 to 10 per month.

The Friends of Eckhart Public Library will not be accepting donations of books and other items at this time.

Positive Diagnosis?

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, we are more than happy to help your navigate our digital services over the phone.

If you are not feeling well, we ask that you please stay home to limit the spread of germs.

Statement from Board President Carolyn Foley

Our Board President has written a statement about COVID-19 and how it impacts Eckhart Public Library.

We're Here For You

We thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our community safe and informed. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Contact Information

Call the Hospital

Do not go to the hospital to be tested without calling first unless it is an emergency.

Parkview Phone Screening

1-877-PPG-TODAY

DeKalb County Health Department

260-925-2220

State COVID-19 Epidemiology Resource Center

317-233-7125

epiresource@isdh.in.gov