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COVID-19 Resources & Information

The Wells Branch Library is a place of community activity, and we are increasing our effort to protect the health of the library patrons, volunteers, and staff.  Look below for reliable, up-to-date information about Coronavirus and resources to help you stay healthy and safe during the outbreak.
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COVID-19 VACCINE REGISTRATION LISTS

To join the waitlist for vaccination, register through the county in which you reside:

Vaccine Hubs in Texas

Frequently Asked Questions About the Covid-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 VIRUS INFORMATION:

  1.  CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov 
    Guidelines for those who have been fully vaccinated
  2.  Texas Department of Health & Human Services:
    https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/ 
  3. Coronavirus mythbusters (World Health Organization):
    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
  4. Get Help Finding Mental Health Resources: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website or call the NAMI Helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

FINANCIAL RESOURCES:

  1. Protecting your finances during the Coronavirus outbreak:
    https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/
  2. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:
    https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/
  3. 2-1-1 Referral Service (includes resources to assist with finances, food, mental health, internet access, and more):
    www.211texas.org - or by phone at 211 or (877) 541-7905
  4. United Way for Greater Austin:
    https://www.unitedwayaustin.org/
  5. Unemployment - Texas Workforce Commission COVID-19 FAQ:
    https://www.twc.texas.gov/news/frequently-asked-questions-about-unemployment-insurance-benefits-related-covid-19
  6. Travis County Health & Human Services Basic Needs Services
    https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/individuals-families/basic
  7. Health Insurance Marketplace: https://www.healthcare.gov/

STRESS & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:

  1. Coronavirus Anxiety (Crisis Text Line):
    https://www.crisistextline.org/topics/get-help-coronavirus/ or text HOME to 741741
  2. Disaster Distress Helpline (free mental health crisis counselors available 24/7):
    https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline or call  1-800-985-5990
  3. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  4. Texas Youth Hotline: 1-800-98-YOUTH

RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS:

  1. How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus (PBS):
    https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus
  2. How to de-stress during Coronavirus (PBS):
    https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-you-and-your-kids-can-de-stress-during-coronavirus
  3. Parenting resources & activities:https://www.pbs.org/parents
  4.  Exploring the New Coronavirus: A Comic Just for Kids (NPR):
    https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus