Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information


Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. The Massachusetts Dept of Public Health recommends the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.

Additional Information

For more information about how to best protect yourself and slow the spread of coronavirus in our community, consult these sources:

Library Closed March 14 - April 6

The Watertown Free Public Library will be closed to the public from March 14 - April 6 to help minimize the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19.) The Library is currently scheduled to reopen on April 7. This date is subject to change. For more information, visit