Coronavirus (COVID-19): SMRLD Guide
General Information About Coronaviruses
- Named for the crown-like spikes on the surface of the virus
- Human coronaviruses cause respiratory illnesses.
- Coronaviruses spread person to person through when an infected person coughs or sneezes and someone else breathes those droplets in.
- COVID-19 can cause respiratory illness that ranges from mild to severe, or even deadly
- Symptoms usually start between 2 to 14 days after infection and can include:
- Shortness of Breath
- There is a test available if you have symptoms and think you might have been exposed to COVID-19
If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms please contact the doctor’s office or emergency room BEFORE arriving!
SMRLD is closed until further notice. Please check back here, as well as our Facebook for updates and more information.
SMRLD Digital Resources
If you aren’t able to visit us in person, the library has a wide variety of online resources you can access from wherever you are. Don’t forget to check out Hoopla, Cloud Library, and RB Digital for ebooks, e-audiobooks, magazines, music, tv shows, movies, and more. If you need help downloading any of these apps, visit Streaming Movies, Music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, & eMagazines or call us at (618) 452-6238 ext. 730 or ext. 755.
You can also manage your library account after hours or remotely! You can renew books, place holds, and more.
What SMRLD is Doing to Help Reduce the Spread of Illness
- While we clean and disinfect both libraries daily, we have increased the frequency. Materials and toys are disinfected as well.
- Hand sanitizing stations are always conveniently placed in both buildings.
- Boxes of tissues are at every service desk; wastebaskets are available throughout the buildings.
- Staff do have paid sick leave and are required to stay home if they are ill.
What Can You Do to Help Reduce the Spread of Illness
- Cover your mouth with a tissue or your upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Discard your used tissues immediately.
- Wash your hands often for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and warm water or use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you are not feeling well or are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Important Phone Numbers and Emails
- In Illinois:
- Illinois Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-889-3931
- Email: [email protected]
- In Missouri
- Missouri Coronavirus Hotline: 877-435-8411
- Email: [email protected]
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University