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Coronavirus Resources

Here are some links about the pandemic, local assistance programs and other important news! If you’re just looking to make best use of the library during our closure, click here.

Information

It’s important in times of crisis to make sure that the information you’re using and sharing is as accurate as possible – keep calm, do not believe every rumor that is circulating on social media and elsewhere.

The most reputable and relevant sources of information about COVID-19 will be the RI Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control, and the following links should be constantly updated with new info as the situation changes.

RIDOH has put together a fantastic fact sheet that is available here.

Q&A with Dr. Fine

On March 31, we invited Dr. Michael Fine to give a talk and take questions on coronavirus. Here’s a recording of the program:

Local Assistance Info

Scituate Public Schools are offering free meals for all children under 18. Families can pick up one breakfast and lunch per child. The children must be present, but no ID or paperwork is required. Families do not have to enter the school, and meals will not be consumed on-site.

Where: Side Parking Lot of Scituate High School, 94 Trimtown Road, North Scituate, RI 02857

When: Monday-Friday 12pm to 1pm, starting March 18 until the school reopens

Scituate’s Department of Human Services is organizing an assistance program for citizens within our community during the COVID-19 emergency. Scituate residents needing a helping hand with shopping for food, pharmacy/prescription products or other necessary items should call the Scituate Town Hall at (401) 647-2822, Ext. 1. A volunteer will contact residents interested in receiving this community support.

Residents already receiving assistance from our Senior Services Department should continue to communicate and work with Senior Services Department staff/volunteers. The phone number for the Senior Services Department is: (401) 647-2662.

Updated 3/17/2020

Election Info

The Presidential Preference Primary is being moved from April 28 to June 2. Every registered RI voter will be sent a mail ballot application and a postage-paid return envelope – be sure to check the Voter Information Center and update your information if necessary.

Hotline

People with general questions about COVID-19 can call 401-222-8022.

News

Most major newspapers are providing free access to the latest news about COVID-19, regardless of subscription. This includes…

…and many more – check the website of your favorite papers for up to date reports.