Keep Yourself and Your Community Healthy

  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or your upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Discard used tissues immediately.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer that is 60–90% alcohol-based.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing. Try to keep an optimal six-foot distance from other people.
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well or experiencing flu-like symptoms. Contact your doctor. Contact 211 if you need connection to a medical professional.

Up-to-Date Health Alerts & Information

Town of Hamden Covid-19 Information Center 

Check for COVID-19 alerts and recent updates.

State of Connecticut : Coronavirus

Learn about COVID-19 symptoms and prevention, and see the current case count in Connecticut.

CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019

Look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for some of the most comprehensive information available regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

NIH: Coronavirus

Get the latest updates from the National Institute of Health

WHO: Coronavirus

Learn about the global impact of the coronavirus from the World Heath Organization.

Proquest Coronavirus Research (Library Card required)


COVID-19 Blog Posts

Library Blog

Resources for Small Businesses

Community Advantage Recovery Loans The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering a new financial assistance loan expressly for existing small and start-up businesses in underserved areas through the Community Investment Corporation (http://ciclending.com/) in Connecticut. […]

Library Blog

Workouts at Home

Having trouble getting motivated? Missing your Zumba class? Yoga class? Strength training?  “Stay safe, Stay home” may be the order of the day (okay, months), but don’t let it keep you on the couch or […]

Library Blog

Guide to the CARES Act

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Treasury have begun releasing the information that will guide the programs created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. […]