For the safety of our UL Lafayette community, Dupré Library remains CLOSED. Access to online resources, virtual research assistance and curbside delivery services are available. See our COVID-19 Library FAQ for current services.

COVID-19 Library FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about library services during the COVID-19 closure as well as information & resources related to the pandemic.

Situation Summary

There is a current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

Key Updates for Week 26, ending June 27, 2020
Updated July 3, 2020

Nationally, levels of influenza-like illness (ILI) and COVID-19-like illness (CLI) activity remain lower than peaks seen in March and April but are increasing in most regions. The percentage of specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, also increased from last week. Mortality attributed to COVID-19 decreased compared to last week and is currently at the epidemic threshold but will likely increase as additional death certificates are processed.

Summary (Courtesy: COVIDView - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)). Visit for a more detailed summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity.

COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face. 

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. 

Overview (Courtesy: World Health Organization (WHO))


The following information is embedded from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH)

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