COVID-19: Local & State Resources

A message from your library

Regardless of county status, staff are available via phone, email, or social media to answer questions and provide reference services. Our WiFi is always on, unlocked, and can be accessed in the parking lots and outside the building. The health and safety of our patrons and staff at the Bluffton Public Library are a top priority and the library is working hard to keep services available. The library will review services and update as needed.

For more information...

Please return checked-out library materials in our 24/7 outdoor book drop or in the library only. No returns may be made through Curbside Pickup Appointments.

Continue checking the library’s website or social media for updated information. We invite you to explore library resources we have to offer on our website

If you have questions, please email the library at 

To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:

  • Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Local updates

The Bluffton Hospital has a COVID-19 triage and testing center available by appointment only. Persons who believe they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 may call 419-369-2399  for a phone pre-screen conversation with a registered nurse.  

Other area testing centers include:

  • Blanchard Valley Health System (Findlay): 419-423-7890  
  • Allen County Public Health/Lima Memorial Health System/Mercy Health St. Rita’s (Taking calls daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): 419-226-9000
Ohio COVID Careline: 1-800-720-9616

Trusted Information Sources

Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local and national agencies below.

Recorded and live updates

Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health maintains a website with the up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources. 

Allen County Public Health 

Centers for Disease Control

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses.

Cleveland Clinic


World Health Organization

Library Resources for Coronavirus Information

Coping With Stress and Anxiety

Department of Labor

Resources for Parents & Families

Resources for Information: Bluffton Area & Beyond

Resources for First Responders

COVID-19 Resources/Info for Patrons

COVID-19 Risk Level Dashboard from Brown School of Public Health


Vintage advertisements and posters that encourage social distancing