Promoting Healthy Communities at the Library

With eight branches and hundreds of daily visits, Trails Regional Library administration is paying close attention to public health officials as they coordinate coronavirus responses. Organizations we are relying on for information include: the Johnson County Health Department, Lafayette County Health Department, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization. We consider these official sources for up-to-date, factual health information.

Know the Facts about COVID-19

Please note:  We may not always have an answer, because this is a developing situation and everything about the novel coronavirus is not yet known, but we will do our best to find out.
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
24 hour hotline: 877-435-8411

CDC Resources

World Health Organization Resources

Trails Regional Library System is monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of staff and library users is our priority.

We're following directions from state and local health officials. This is so that we can respond as needed as this situation develops.

Currently, all branches will close to the public starting March 16 at 1pm until May 1. All digital resources will be available through this time.

We're asking that patrons KEEP all materials and not return anything to the outdoor bookdrops.

You can still contact library staff via our contact form to get your questions answered.

The library has a vast collection of digital materials, such as:

All are available on trailslibrary.org and free with your library card.

It's important to remember that COVID-19 isn't connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma will not help fight the illness. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local, state, and national agencies.

 

 

The most effective way to prevent the spread of germs

According to the CDC, washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.

The CDC recommends you follow these five steps every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Why? Read the CDC’s science behind the recommendations »

Protect yourself from scams, too

As fears rise, scammers are preying on generosity and fear. Calls, direct mailings, emails, and more methods are used to scam folks year round. Find out how to detect if a soliciting charity is a scam with these tips from AARP.

LOCAL ASSISTANCE

Care Connection for Aging Services (multiple locations)
800-748-7826

  • Care Connection can help you with:
    • Which plans might work for you.
    • How much you might qualify for in tax credits.
    • Costs of insurance plans.
    • Free, unbiased information about how the Marketplace and policies work under the Affordable Care Act.

Warrensburg Location
106 W. Young
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Concordia Senior Center
710 Main
Concordia, MO 64020

Higginsville Senior Center
21st & Walnut
Higginsville, MO 64037

Margaret Gray Center
811 South Business Hwy. 13
Suite C
Lexington, MO 64067

Odessa Senior Center
217 S. Second
Odessa, MO 64076

Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri
825 S. Business Hwy. 13
Lexington, MO  64067
660-463-0234 – Monday, Wednesday
660-493-2262 – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Live Well Community Health Center 
608 Missouri St.
Waverly, MO 64096-8241
660-493-2262

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Lafayette
Family Medicine, Dental and WIC Services
811-A South 13 Hwy.
Lexington, MO 64067-1572
660-259-3823 ext. 5603
By appointment
Monday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.