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Information on COVID-19

The Province of Manitoba has declared a state of emergency.

The Manitoba Library Association issued a statement recommending libraries close to the public due to COVID-19.

CFLA-FCAB National Forum & Manitoba Libraries Conference has been canceled. Please read more here.


Province of Manitoba: Coronavirus

World Health Organization: Coronavirus

Government of Canada: Coronavirus Disease

Southern Ontario Library Service, Ontario Library Service-North, and Ontario Library Association: COVID-19: Resources for Public Libraries

Public Library Services: Preventing the Spread of Viral Infections

OCLC: Libraries and the Coronavirus: Evolving Information and Resources

Winnipeg Public Library: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Government of Canada: Canada’s Economic Response Plan

CBC article about the The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), income support for up to 16 weeks to those who lost their jobs, got sick, are under quarantine, or have to stay home because of school closures.

Upcoming Online Training

Volunteer Manitoba is offering a webinar titled Planning and Facilitating Virtual Meetings, Including Your AGM on March 31, 2020, from 11 am to 12 pm.

The Partnership is offering a webinar titled Crisis Communications: Communicating with Consistency and Transparency on April 2, 2020, from 12 to 1 pm.

American Libraries Live replay: Libraries and COVID-19: Providing Virtual Services

American Libraries Live replay: Libraries and COVID-19: Managing Strategies and Stress

Visit the Public Library Services Branch training calendar for further online library training.