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Free resources RCLS library staff and patrons can access during the COVID-19 outbreak.

What Is COVID-19?

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  • All New Yorkers 5 and older should get fully vaccinated.
  • All New Yorkers 18 and older who are two months past the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or 6 months past the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna initial vaccine series should get their booster dose.
  • All New Yorkers 6 months and older should also get their flu shot.
  • New Yorkers should get tested after traveling and before seeing family.
  • All travelers, domestic and international, should continue to follow all CDC travel requirements.
  • New Yorkers who don't feel well should stay home.
  • Wear masks in public indoor spaces and wash hands regularly.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.
  • Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.


For the latest measures being taken in New York State, visit:


From the NYS Department of Health Website:

Explaining COVID-19

Thank You

Thank you to the many people who provided links and ideas to add to this guide. Many resources were gathered from Facebook groups, including Storytime Underground, Teen Librarians, and ALA Think Tank. Several NYS Youth Services Consultants also shared resources, which have been gathered here. If you see a resource that you created but is not credited to you, please contact me.

Additional Information

Information and images from the Centers for Disease Control Website:


This map shows the number of positive test results in each NYS County.
Darker shades represent counties with more residents tested positive to date.
Select a county name to see results for residents of each county.

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