The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged our society and the world in a variety of ways,with over 20 million confirmed cases world-wide and over 5 million in the U.S. The country has now had more than 166,000 deaths from COVID-19, while New York itself has had more than 422,000 cases and over 32,000 deaths.On the bright side, more than 73,000 people have now recovered from the disease in New York.(see the Johns Hopkins interactive map for details)
COVID-19 (CoronaVIrus Disease 2019) is a disease caused by a new (or novel) coronavirus that is spreading rapidly throughout the world. There does not yet exist a proven, tested inoculation that would halt or slow the spread of the virus. Most people who contract COVID-19 will recover but for some, particularly the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions, the effects could be deadly. The most effective method of slowing the spread of the disease currently is to avoid contact with other people to the fullest extent possible. This has lead to changes in our lives that are unprecedented for most people.See the Presidents Coronavirus Guidelines.
Fortunately there are many sources of information and assistance, and there's a lot we can do to help. The Newburgh Library has assembled this guide to help you find you way among the online sources seeking your attention.
In the other tabs, accessible above, we have links to health authorities,, national and local government sources and area libraries that can keep you informed, help you take precautions, and suggest fun and helpful ways to spend our time in isolation.
But to begin with, in the boxes below we want to give you some contact numbers you can use if you need immediate assistance.
In addition the Newburgh Library has compiled a list of hotlines in a handy, downloadable pdf form: