Welcome to our Covid-19 Libguide. We began this guide back in the early days of the pandemic, when people were desperate for information, and no one knew what was going to happen next. However, since the crisis seems to have passed, and the National Public Health emergency was formally ended on May 11, we will not be updating the Libguide with the same frequency as before. For the time being, however, we will maintain the site, as we believe many of the information sources we have gathered here are still useful.
In the next box on this page we've provided a link you can use if you want to share your experiences of the pandemic, in a project created by the Public Historians of New York State.
Below that we have collected links to information on receiving the vaccine for Covid-19 here in New York and In addition, in the other boxes we want to give you some contact numbers you can use if you need immediate assistance.
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 evaluate whether to get vaccinated, take precautions, and suggest fun and helpful ways to spend our time while social distancing.
But to begin with, the Newburgh Free Library has compiled a list of hotlines in a handy, downloadable PDF form; If you prefer to view the hotline list in our guide instead of downloading it, just hover over the "Home" tab, above, and click on "Helpful Hotline Phone Numbers".