Curtis Memorial Library will be closing at the end of day Friday, March 13 at 6:00 pm through March 31, 2020.

Due to the high volume of daily visitors to the library (700-900 people daily), and the high volume of seniors we serve, the Board of Directors of Curtis Memorial Library have decided to close the library from Friday, March 13 beginning at 6:00 pm, through Tuesday, March 31.

During this time, there will be no public services or programs.  The library will not be accessible for any  private events.  The library will be open to staff only.

During this time, there will be no late fees, and no fines will be collected. Please hold on to any library items that you have at home.  When the library reopens we will ask you to return the items then.

On March 31, the Board will evaluate the health status in the state, and make a decision then if the library will be opening to the public.

Thank you for your support and please stay healthy!

The Curtis Memorial Library Board of Directors

 

For up-to-date information:

Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention
www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc
Maine CDC 1-800-821-5821

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov
For more information on Maine’s response to COVID-19 and updated testing results, visit the Maine CDC website. Additionally, Maine CDC and 211 Maine have launched a new option for Mainers to get answers to questions about COVID-19 at any time. This service is available by dialing 211 (or 1-866-811-5695), texting your ZIP code to 898-211, or emailing info@211maine.org.

 

Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions:

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus which was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in other countries, including the United States. For some, the respiratory virus causes mild symptoms like the common cold or influenza (flu), for others it can cause severe pneumonia that requires medical care or hospitalization.

What are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat (in some patients)
  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Most patients experience mild symptoms and can recuperate at home, but others, particularly those with underlying medical conditions, may experience more severe respiratory illness.

How does it spread?

The virus appears to spread in similar ways to influenza (flu) and the common cold. This may include spreading through:

  • The air by coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes
  • The virus can spread from person-to-person and in some locations, there is apparent community spread, meaning some people are infected and are not sure how or where they became infected.

What should I do if I have symptoms?

Call ahead to a health care professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing. Tell your health care professional about any recent travel or contact with other COVID-19 cases. Your healthcare professional will work with Maine CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

More information is available from Maine CDC.