Update, March 11, 2020: West Cobb Regional Library will remain closed through the weekend. The re-opening of the library is anticipated for early next week.
West Cobb Regional Library is closed effective Tuesday afternoon, March 10th, for deep cleaning after a worker was discovered to have had a possible exposure to a COVID-19 patient.
The worker has not been diagnosed with the virus, but under an abundance of caution the worker remains at home. A cleaning company has been contracted to work on the facility. The West Cobb location is closed until further notice.
In addition, county staff has been enacting pro-active cleaning and sanitizing measures at other county facilities and the county has established a task force to deal with other issues surrounding this virus and its effect on county operations.
Wednesday’s SPLOST Renewal Open House scheduled for the West Cobb Library has been canceled. The Tuesday, March 10th Open House in Acworth will go on as scheduled.
For updates, please visit www.cobbcat.org.
A key communication channel for US communities for this rapidly changing public health challenge is the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 homepage at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Guidance is also provided in the CDC’s Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities page.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.