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At this time, there is no executive order in place in Louisiana. Here's a link to the CDC’s recommendations on how to prevent getting sick.
NOTICE: Friday, June 24 was the last day that COVID test kits were distributed.
WHAT IS YOUR LIBRARY DOING?
All facilities continue to be sanitized per CDC guidelines for the public’s safety.
We're following CDC guidelines, as well as procedures from the Police Jury on how to keep our community members safe. Those include the installation of sneeze guards at all service desks, the use of EPA-registered household disinfectants to clean all surfaces, rearrangement of library furniture to allow for appropriate space for proper social distancing, outside seating where possible, the use of alcohol-based wipes or sprays for electronics.
Donations are being accepted by Friends of the Library at the following locations.
The Central Branch on Tuesdays from 10AM - 12PM during their regularly scheduled book sale hours.
The Westlake Branch on Thursdays between 12PM - 4PM.
For the Westlake Branch, if book sale staff is limited on that day, donations will not be accepted. Feel free to contact the Westlake Library ahead of time. The contact number is 337-721-7113.
The Calcasieu Parish Public Library is NOT accepting book donations at this time. All book donations must go through the Friends of the Library.
Public computers use is limited to 1.5 hr sessions, with a maximum use of 3 hours per day.
Exception - Epps Express Library computer use is limited to 1.5 hours per day.
Receive text notifications from the Governor’s Office pertaining to COVID-19 by texting 'LAGOV' to 67283. Text your zip code to getvac to find a location to get vaccinated. Vaccine hotline - 1-855-453-0774 (8a - 8p - Monday through Saturday and 12p - 8p - Sunday) Sign up for phone calls by going to Smart911.
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.
Vulnerable individuals, which is defined as 60+ years or who have health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease and weakened immune systems, are recommended to limit outings, avoid large gatherings, telecommute, if possible, stay home if they are sick and avoid people who are sick.
Test Kits are limited, and our supply depends entirely on our supply chain.
The Calcasieu Parish Public Library is partnering with the Louisiana Department of Health and Region Five's Office of Public Health to distribute free rapid COVID test kits.
NOTE: While supplies last, we will distribute free rapid COVID test kits at several of our libraries. Distribution libraries include Central, DeQuincy, Epps Express, Iowa, Hayes, Vinton Express, Sulphur Regional, Starks, and Westlake.
Patrons must call to make a curbside appointment at one of our participating branches to pick up a test kit.
Patrons must wear a mask for the curbside appointment, and there is a limit of two test kits per household.
Appointments are required.
Call one of these branches to schedule an appointment to pick up test kits.