We understand how difficult this time is for many of you. We, like you, cannot wait for this crisis to end, however, this is the time we, as a community, must come together by staying apart. Collective action will help lessen the wave of community spread. Stay home, follow the guidelines put out by our Public Health Department; only share updates from credible resources to avoid misinformation; and enjoy the e-resources your Library card provides access to 24/7.
Information regarding COVID-19 is rapidly changing and we are working to curate the most up-to-date content to help you stay informed. Here’s what we have so far:
This is Mendocino County’s Covid-19 page. This site is updated daily (around 5 pm) with current Mendocino County information as posted by MCPH. All Health Orders and News Releases are posted here. This is your best source for local information. Recursos en Espanol.
Misinformation can be rampant during a crisis. In addition to the County of Mendocino website, the following resources contain reliable information on COVID-19 coronavirus:
County guidelines are issued weekly by this agency. All Mendocino Public Health guidelines must fall within these parameters. Follow your local officials but you should pay attention to the state lead guidelines as well.
Consider this the Mothership. This site is updated constantly with information on how to prepare, how to protect yourself and your family, etc. All information and decisions stem from this department so we recommend you bookmark this link and check it for the most up to date info.
Maps & Visualizations:
California Tracking – SFChronicle
Updates on our nearest geographical areas of concern.
Maps, datasets, applications, and more
Simulation of effects of social isolation~Washington Post
A great visualization of why isolation is crucial.