Friday 20 March 2020

Pandemic Information from the Government Publishing Office

Through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 Pandemic, GPO staff members are working to provide Federal depository librarians with information they need to assist patrons and administer their depository services, both in person or virtually. We are continuously updating the homepage with links and resources, and we are adding resources each day as more become available.

·         GPO’s Government Book Talk posted a new blog today, Coronavirus Pandemic: Reliable Government Information Resources: In the blog, a wide variety of trustworthy Government resources on COVID-19 are presented, including information ranging from COVID-19 symptoms to look for to proper handwashing techniques.

·         GPO’s govinfo now includes a new web page that offers legislative, Presidential, and regulatory documents on COVID-19:

·         FDLP LibGuides is featuring the Hot Topics: Coronavirus, which includes several Guides on the topic created by the FDLP community:

·         COVID-19 Guidance for Federal Depository Libraries:

o   March 9, 2020: Guidance for FDLs:

o   March 13, 2020: Additional Guidance for FDLs:

o   March 17, 2020: FDLP Shipments Temporarily Suspended:

o   March 17, 2020: Temporary Closures and Changing Library Operations:

o   March 17, 2020: FDLP eXchange Review Periods Increased:

o   March 19, 2020: FDLP Academy Continuing Education During COVID-19 Pandemic:

·         Other Popular Resources for Patrons:

o   CDC website for COVID-19:

o   CDC Protects and Prepares Communities:

o   What to Do If You Are Sick with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

§  Spanish:

§  Chinese:

o   What You Need to Know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

§  Spanish:

§  Chinese:
You are also invited to register to attend the live training webinar, "Coronavirus Frauds and Scams: What You Need to Know,” taking place Wednesday, April 8. Carol Kando-Pineda, Attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, will discuss the frauds and scams that play on fears surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). She will explain the scammers’ lures, warning signs of scams in general, and how to avoid them. She’ll also touch on other prevalent scams, frauds related to charitable giving in times of crisis, and how to donate wisely. Register:
Thank you for all you are doing to help keep your library staff and patrons safe and informed.

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