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Library Director's Update

Posted on: March 13, 2020

Library Director's Update

Library Director’s Update on COVID-19


Dear Patrons,

           The current health emergency is causing anxiety across our community. The Town and the Library are sensitive to that, and want to apprise you of the steps we are taking to address the situation.


          The Paul Pratt Memorial Library is working closely with the Cohasset Office of Public Health and other Town Departments to monitor the latest information and guidelines provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


          The Library’s highest priority is the health and well-being of library users, staff and volunteers.  At present, we are taking the following precautions:


Out of an abundance of caution, the library will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 13th at 5:00 pm until further notice. Please watch our social media and website for updates about virtual and ongoing services.


       Remember – here are a few things you can do to help take care of your health and help protect others:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (20 seconds of scrubbing) or use alcohol-based hand cleaners (cover all surfaces and rub until dry).
  • Cough/sneeze into a tissue. Dispose of used tissues immediately into a trash can. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, which accelerates the spread of infections.
  • If you’re not feeling well, please stay home.

       Visit for the latest Town updates and information on COVID-19.

        It is important to remember that COVID-19 isn’t connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma will not help fight the illness. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local, state, and national agencies below.

        We thank you for your continued support and for helping keep Cohasset safe and welcoming.


Stay Healthy!


Meaghan James

Library Director


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