Library FAQ During COVID-19 & COVID-19 Resources

Answers to frequently asked questions about library services during this time 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 37, ending September 12, 2020
Updated Sept. 18, 2020

Nationally, indicators that track COVID-19 activity continued to decline or remain stable (change of ≤0.1%); however, two regions reported a slight increase in the percentage of specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, and four regions reported a slight increase in the percent of visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) to outpatient providers or emergency departments (EDs). Mortality attributed to COVID-19 declined but remains above the epidemic threshold.

Visit COVIDView for a more detailed summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity.

Summary (Courtesy: COVIDView - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)).

UL Lafayette's College of Nursing & Allied Health

On July 16, 2020, the college's Nursing Continuing Education Program hosted a webinar entitled COVID-19 Debunking Myths with Emerging Evidence. The speakers were Dr. Tina Stefanski and an infectious diseases physician from LSU. This handout from the session provides the latest information related to symptoms, diagnosis and testing, treatment, disease transmission, quarantine and isolation protocols and many slides with the latest stats for the state and Region 4 (the Acadiana region).


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)

CDC Latest Updates

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