HEALTH & SAFETY
The Library news page on Health and Safety is dedicated towards providing you with updates and resources for use. Librarians and the public at large can read multiple sources of news on a single platform. Readers will also be directed to reputable sources of information and alerts on Health and safety at;
We are constantly updating our pages and we will do our best to upload the latest information on our pages.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO);
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus
1.Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre
Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre offers an interactive web-based map to track cases of the corona virus around the world. The site promises to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19. The Global Case Tracker is updated frequently and missing information updated as soon as possible. Click here to Track Reported Cases of COVID-19.
2. Libraries and the Coronavirus: Evolving Information and Resources
On the 10th of March 2020, WebJunction posted an article noting the global impact COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was having on the local communities. The virus does not discriminate and affects people of all nationalities. Library Staff in all types of information centres / libraries, geographic locations, and sizes are learning the facts about this public health crisis and working hard to provide patrons with correct information. The website provides libraries with information to;
- Host events
- Inform the public
- Library-specific resource compilations
Click here to Visit Webunction for more information.
3. WHO - Clean Care is Safer Care
Download posters on Your 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene, How to Handrub and How to Handwash to display at your health-care facility.