CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
UPDATE: The Town of East Hampton has issued a State-of-Emergency in response to the Coronavirus. To help reduce the possibility of community transmission the East Hampton Library will be CLOSED until further notice.
The Library will not charge fines for items that are overdue. If you currently have Library items please keep them until we reopen.
Monday the Library will email information about new temporary Library services.
We invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website. You can download ebooks and audiobooks on Overdrive, stream movies and TV shows from Kanopy, stream movies and checkout ebooks and audiobooks on Hoopla, browse magazines on Flipster, or you can explore our huge Digital Long Island Collection.
We hope that all of our Library friends and family stay safe during this emergency. Thank you to all of the emergency services and medical personnel that are doing such a great job to help all of us.
We’re getting a lot of questions about the coronavirus, and as librarians it’s our job to find you reliable answers! We have compiled some essential information to help you make informed decisions about your health.
What is COVID-19, or novel coronavirus?
The novel coronavirus is a flu-like respiratory illness. While there are many types of human coronaviruses, COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.
Trusted information sources
How to get a drive up test?
Drive up testing is now available at Stony Brook Hospital. You must call first to make an appointment for the drive up test. Call Stony Brook Hospital call 1-888-364-3065 You can not just show up and be tested, you must be pre-approved by calling that hotline.
What can you do now to stay healthy?
Sign up for Smart 911 at https://www.suffolkcountyny.
or at www.smart911.com
Sign up for Covid-19 updates from Suffolk County by texting COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283
To get general information from Suffolk County call 311
At this point, the risk to the general American public is still low. But to prevent any possible spread of the virus, people are being asked to:
Wash their hands frequently. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
You should call your physician to report your symptoms before going to their office, this includes local Urgent Care.