COVID-19 Resources

The Pickerington Public Library strives to provide information and vital resources that meet the needs of its citizens. Dedicated to providing up-to-date and accurate information to customers, we have compiled a list of materials to help navigate the pandemic.

COVID-19: What now?

Have immediate questions or need help?
If it’s an emergency or you’re having trouble breathing, call 911 or visit the nearest urgent care. For all other concerns, the Ohio Department of Health has set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

What are the current health orders?
STATE: Ohio Department of Health or Governor’s websites.
FAIRFIELD: Fairfield Department of Health
PLSD: Pickerington Local Schools COVID -19 Information

What is COVID-19 and related symptoms? How can you stay healthy?
Take a look at this fact sheet, provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit the CDC website for a breakdown of symptoms including:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches

For best practices in prevention, worksheets, tips, and preparation, visit the Ohio Department of Health website.

What do I need to know about the Vaccines?
You can learn about COVID-19 Vaccination options on the CDC website.
Information about Ohio and local efforts including vaccine facts, locations, processes, availability and qualifications, can be found through the Ohio Department of Health.
To sign up for a vaccine, visit the official Ohio Department of Health eligibility and sign-up page.

If you or someone in your household is experiencing symptoms:
Use the CDC’s interactive self-check to help determine next steps:

Where and when should I get tested?
The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention recommends quarantining and getting tests as soon as you experience the following: COVID symptoms, possible direct contact with someone that has COVID-19, or you have been contacted by state or health officialsThe Ohio Health Department has created an interactive map to help citizens identify and access nearby testing locations and learn about different testing options.

In Ohio, there are several options to get tested:

  • Popup Testing: Free, no appointment, same-day drive-through tests available at various scheduled locations throughout the week and weekend.
  • Business Partnerships: Free or insurance-related drive-through testing by appointment at several businesses in Ohio including CVS, Kroger, Rite Aid, and Walmart.
  • Central Ohio Community Testing: Free same-day testing by appointment during the week.
  • Private Providers: Call your regular healthcare provider to set a tele-appointment and receive a prescription for in-network testing. For instance, if you have a physician’s order, you may use Fairfield Medical Center’s drive-through testing without an appointment Monday – Saturday (costs associated that may be covered either by in-network insurance or out of pocket payments).

Still can’t find accessible testing? Fill out the Department of Health’s online form.

What if I or someone I live with tested positive?


What are we doing Federally? Get information about federal response, regulations, relief programs, stimulus payments and more, including how it applies to you (or if you qualify for assistance) on the Coronavirus Taskforce site or U.S. website

If you’re looking for information regarding support for qualifying homeowners and renters, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


The State of Ohio:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

World Health Organization:

News and Other Websites:

For parents/guardians: 

At the Library

What is Pickerington Public Library doing in response to the Coronavirus?
In response to Governor DeWine’s mandates, safety protocols are in place at the library. Masks are required at all times for ages 5 and up, no food and drink are allowed, social distancing is required. The library continues to provide virtual programming and services including Drive-up window and curbside pickup, locker holds, returns, homework, and tech help, among other accommodations.

Can I visit the library?
Pickerington Public Library is open. The library continues to provide virtual programming and services including curbside pickup, locker holds, returns, homework, and tech help, among other accommodations.

What if you can’t come to the library?
If you have a library card, you can access the library’s 24/7 e-branch for free anytime, anywhere. The library’s e-branch has many digital services available, such as e-books and audiobooks, streaming television and movies, and digital access to magazines and news publications. If you don’t have access to Wi-Fi, the library does have a limited number of hotspots available for checkout. Our Wi-Fi is also available for free use in our parking lots. If you don’t remember your library card number or pin, email  If you don’t have a library card, the library has made expedited online library card sign up available. If you have a question related to digital services, software or technology, reach out to our tech trainers.


COVID-19 Resources

NEW adjusted COVID safety protocols as of April 26: As part of the library’s mission and vision, the board, staff and leadership prioritizes accessibility for all, especially young families. For this reason, mask requirements for children visiting the library has changed from 2-years-old to 5-years-old and up. Masks will be required until library-wide mask restrictions are not part of state safety mandates.  When visiting, know that masks are required at all times for ages 5 and up. Masks are required in all library facilities as well as anywhere on the property, including any outdoor events and classes. Food and drinks are still not allowed in the library buildings at this time. Customers are also able to access tables, computers and business centers freely without online reservation. Hold requests have returned to self-serve at Pickerington Main; staff will continue to assist at Sycamore Plaza. With the changes in protocol, the library is accepting book donations once again. Review the library's full list of services or our list of COVID-related resources for more information.