COVID-19 Information

COVID-19: What is Eckhart Public Library Doing?

Modified Library Services

In addition to in person services, the library is offering home delivery and curbside pickup of library materials. To get your items curbside, simply follow the procedures on our Curbside page, and we'll take it from there. Not sure of what items you'd like? Try our personalized staff suggestions!

Cleaning & Sanitization

The library's physical spaces are sanitized and cleaned regularly.

All returned items are sanitized before they are put back on the library shelves.

All available computers have protective plastic over the keyboards and mice. This plastic is replaced after each use

Suspended Programming & Social Distance

Eckhart Public Library's in-person programming has been suspended at this time to prevent the additional spreading of germs. Please see our social media for virtual programming and opportunities for library engagement online.

When in the library, we ask that you stay six feet away from others and staff unless you live in the same house.

Please Wash Your Hands

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

Hand sanitizer is available throughout the library in pumps and automated dispensers.

Drinking Fountains are not available at this time.

Masks

All Eckhart Public Library staff wear masks and/or face shields when working with the public. The desks are also equipped with protective plexiglass shields to help prevent the spread of germs.

Beginning on Monday, July 27th, facial coverings that cover the nose and mouth must be worn by patrons ages 8 ad up in order to visit the library. This is in accordance with Executive Order 20-37 released by Governor Eric Holcomb. Patrons younger than 8 years are not required to wear a mask or facial covering, but are strongly encouraged to.

Positive Diagnosis?

If you are not feeling well or have tested positive for COVID-19, we are more than happy to assist you over the phone.

If you are feeling sick, we ask that you please stay home to limit the spread of germs.

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.

Statement from Board President Carolyn Foley

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

Mask Up, Hoosiers

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.

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

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.

Testing Resources

There are testing locations throughout Indiana through the Indiana State Department of Health and Optum. To find testing locations near you and FAQs about the Coronavirus test , visit the website below.

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.

How to talk to Children and Teens about

COVID-19

Sesame Street has created a Caring for Each Other resource guide to offer caregivers and educators opportunities for children to lower anxiety through playful learning.

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

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