COVID-19 Information

The Lake Oswego Public Library is committed to helping the public find up-to-date and accurate information regarding the developing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. Please use the following links to learn what is happening at various levels of the city, state, and country.


What is the Library doing?

Please bear with us as we do our best to make the wisest decisions, implement them, and communicate them—in an environment where information and guidance is constantly evolving. 

As of Monday, April 13th:

  • In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and support public health, Lake Oswego Public Library will remain closed until further notice. 
  • We recognize that this service disruption will impact our community and did not make the decision lightly.  Library and city management are following the guidance of public health officials and will continually reassess the situation and our response. 
  • To support our library users during this time, we have made many adjustments to services listed here: Keep Using the Library!

What is the City of Lake Oswego doing?

The City has implemented many restrictions regarding community activity and social distancing in response to Governor Kate Brown's directives.

City of Lake Oswego
Learn about local closures and cancellations, as well as what the City is doing to implement best practices and minimize risks. Press releases will be available here, as well.

What is the state of Oregon doing?

Here is Governor Kate Brown's latest executive order regarding Stay At Home requirements. View all of Governor Brown's orders.

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Page
Locate the latest updates from the Oregon Health Authority on the situation in Oregon, in the US, and abroad. Find resources for individuals and families, informational videos, and FAQs. You can also sign up for Oregon updates or updates from the CDC.

What is the federal government doing?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Learn about higher risk populations, steps to prevent illness, what to do when sick, symptoms, and answers to common questions. This page also includes a situation summary, information about coronavirus in the US and globally, information for specific audiences, and updates about new developments.

World Health Organization (WHO)
Find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak, including the latest updates, a situation dashboard, FAQs, and the essential information you need to know.

Community Health Resources

Call 211 to ask a Community Information Specialist about symptoms, prevention, transmission, treatment, travel health, animals and pets, and persons under investigation and/or monitoring. This program is a partnership with the Oregon Health Authority.

Clackamas County Public Health
Learn what you can do to protect yourself and others, access resources and FAQs, and review the latest local updates.

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
It is important to care for your mental health as well as your physical health during this time. Here are some tips.


Oregon Health Authority: How Can I Avoid Getting the Coronavirus?
Review steps you can take to prevent the spread of coronavirus, flu, and common cold. Information is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Somali, and Vietnamese.

CDC: Steps to Prevent Illness
Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and others, how to properly disinfect surfaces, and good handwashing technique.

CDC: Protect Yourself and Your Family
Learn more about how to prepare your home, plan ahead, stay informed, prevent the spread of coronavirus, and care for yourself or someone else who may be sick.

CDC: People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19
Learn about higher risk populations, how to prevent transmission, and the steps higher risk populations can take to best prepare.

WHO: Advice for the Public
Review best practices for protecting yourself and preventing the spread of coronavirus.


CDC: What To Do If You Are Sick
Contact your healthcare provider for medical advice if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, and follow these steps to help prevent the spread of the virus to other people in your home and community.

CDC: Caring for Sick Persons
Review best practices and precautionary measures when caring for persons with COVID-19.

Travel Information

CDC: Information for Travel
Find information for travelers and search risk assessment by country.

Pet Safety

Oregon Veterinary Medical Association
Learn more about how coronavirus may affect your pet, and how you can protect them. Contact your veterinarian with any questions or concerns.

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