COVID-19 Updates

We know that many of our patrons have concerns about Coronavirus and what it means for work, school, and other environments that impact their lives. We’ve put this page together to help you navigate the situation in order to keep you and your loved ones safe.

We have several online services for registered card holders. Don’t have a library card? Apply online and Library staff will call or e-mail you with your information. There are also many free entertainment and learning resources included for all ages that do not require a library card number while you await our email.

Sabemos que muchos de nuestros usuarios están preocupados por el Coronavirus y lo que significa para el trabajo, la escuela y otros entornos que afectan sus vidas. Hemos recopilado esta página para ayudarlo a entender la situación con el fin de mantenerlo a usted y a sus seres queridos a salvo.

¡No olvide que también puede usar la Biblioteca en línea! Tenemos varios servicios digitales para titulares de tarjetas registradas. ¿No tiene una tarjeta de la biblioteca? Solicítela en línea y el personal de la Biblioteca lo llamará o enviará un correo electrónico con su información.


American Red Cross

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Federation of American Scientists: Coronavirus Project

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

World Health Organization Q&A

State of Connecticut

CT Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 FAQ

General Resources including travel advisories, CDC updates, etc.

Hartford HealthCare – COVID-19 Hotline

List of Library Closures

Yale New Haven Health – COVID-19 Hotline

Town of Bethel

Municipal Center (Facebook)– Follow for announcements and town updates

Bethel Public Schools (Facebook)

Bethel Public Schools– COVID-19 updates


COVID-19 updates in many languages

How to Protect Your Mental Health (BBC)

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Resources for Businesses, Economic Developers, and Local Governments for COVID 19 Preparedness – UCONN

Safety Tips & Precautions (American Red Cross)

Shelter-In-Place Tips for Senior Caregivers