3/14/2020 Library Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

        Mill Pond Public Library Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Libraries provide essential services for many people. Often, libraries are the only source of public computers/internet and meeting places for social services in our communities. However, we are fully aware of the risk factors involved with being a public space.

At this time, we are treating the Coronavirus with caution but not panic. We continue to regularly sanitize surfaces, we wash our hands frequently, and we encourage you to do the same. We are not planning on cancelling any of our events, but we will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary.

As in any other year, we do encourage you to stay home if you are feeling ill. We also recommend that people at higher risk for severe illness stay home. People at higher risk include those who are 60 years and older and have underlying health conditions, or those who are pregnant. 

The Center of Disease Control reports that most known cases of Coronavirus are mild, and, "for the majority of people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.

Updates on the Coronavirus situation can be found here:

                       The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Coronavirus Page https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm

                         The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Page   www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19