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Ashe County Public Library Online

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LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION

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Visit AppHealthCare for up-to-date case counts for Ashe, Alleghany, and Watauga counties, press releases, and call center contact numbers.


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Visit Wilkes Health for best practices for businesses, news, and more.


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Visit the NCDHHS for information about the virus, county-by-county case counts, briefings, executive orders, guidance for families, tips for managing overall health, and more.


 

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Visit the CDC for vaccine FAQs, using cloth face covers, what to do if you are sick, safety practices for critical workers, and more.


 

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Visit the WHO for a collection of guidance for the public and COVID-19 mythbusters.


 

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Visit Ashe County Government for links to online services and information about resources such as food distribution.


 

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Visit NC Government for information about unemployment, small business assistance, updates from the NC Department of Revenue, and more.

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TALKING TO KIDS & TEENS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

Looking for ways to talk about COVID-19 and what coronaviruses are with your kids?
This NPR report presents information about the virus written and reported for kids to understand. Malaka Gharib created a comic of the report that can be printed and made into a zine. To access the comic, click the image of the first page, found below.

Malaka Gahrib/NPR - Click the image to see the whole comic.

Nosy Crow has released a free book for kids about Coronavirus. Follow the link to find out more about the book, download or read it. Click here for a list of more free Coronavirus books for kids.
Teens in particular may not understand the importance of social distancing. This ChildMind article features tips for supporting teens & young adults.
Here are some more resources for families about Coronavirus

COVID-19 BOOKS