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Libraries closed temporarily. Library programs cancelled.
No fines during this time. Please keep your materials and return them when the libraries reopen.
Red Cross Blood Drives will be held as follows. For appointments call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online www.RedCrossBlood.org.
Austintown Library, 1-6 p.m., Tues., April 7
Poland Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri., April 10
Most importantly – stay safe.
FCC WARNS ABOUT SCAMS – “Scammers are constantly adapting and the recent COVID-19 national emergency is no exception. The FCC has learned of a number of ways fraudsters are seeking to take advantage of consumers. From fake testing kits and unproven cures to government imposter scams and work from home schemes, robocall scams are being updated to reflect the current crisis. These scams prey on our most vulnerable community members and result in financial loss or worse, the use of potentially dangerous “treatments”. The FCC has developed a COVID-19 scams page (https://www.fcc.gov/covid-scams ) that includes tips to assist consumers with protecting themselves and their loved ones. The guide includes scam audio and a sample text hoax that was circulating. We will continue to update the page as we learn about new COVID-19 scams.”
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Coronavirus Information and Prevention
About Coronavirus (COVID-19)*
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
How does COVID-19 spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but now it seems to be spreading from person to person. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading between people.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- shortness of breath
- severe complications may include pneumonia in both lungs
How can I help protect myself?
There are simple everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
- 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
*All information and recommendations above were provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). As more information is learned about the virus, this information may change. For the latest information and recommendations from the CDC, visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19.
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