COVID-19 Resources for Librarians

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Everyone ages 5 and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. The CDC recommends an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Booster shots are currently available for those ages 16 and older.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about COVID-19 Vaccination

Booster Shots

Vaccines for Children & Teens

Vaccination Locations in Arkansas

Mask & Respirator Information

The CDC recommends that masks be worn indoors in public, even by those who are fully vaccinated, in areas of substantial or high transmission. Currently the state of Arkansas has a high level risk of community transmission, although some counties are classified at the moderate risk levels.

ADH’s Guidance for Face Coverings – updated July 30, 2021

Types of Masks and Respirators

The Omicron variant is significantly more transmissible than previous variants. Library workers in regular contact with members of public might not receive enough protection from cloth masks or surgical masks that fit loosely. Experts recommend using N95s, FFP2s, and KN95s.

Types of Masks & Respirators

Identifying Counterfeit Respirators

Project N95 – nonprofit organization that helps consumers find legitimate PPE

Legislation Affecting Public Entities

Act 977 prohibits state and local governments from requiring vaccinations against the virus as a condition of employment or for members of the public to access services.

Act 1002 sought to prevent public entities from enacting local mask mandates. A preliminary injunction against the enforcement of Act 1002 was issued on August 6, 2021 by Judge Tim Fox of the Pulaski County Circuit Court pending the outcome of the trial. On December 29, 2021 Judge Fox issued a ruling declaring Act 1002 unconstitutional.

Guidance & Resources from the AR Department of Health

Resources for Emotional & Mental Well-Being

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