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Teen Space: COVID-19: Alert Not Anxious

Your guide to all things teen at the Huntington Beach Public Library!

Educational Databases on Current Events

Gale endorses the use of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) resources to ensure up-to-the-minute accuracy during this quickly evolving pandemic. For a broader understanding and context, Gale curated the following databases for high school and adult researchers:

Gale Health and Wellness - Coronavirus
This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues.


Gale in Context: Science - Viruses
Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Also supports virtual science instruction.


Gale in Context: Global Issues - Pandemic Preparedness
Supports global awareness and provides a global perspective empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.


Gale e-Books: Coronavirus & Global Pandemics Collection
 Helps learners better understand global viruses, pandemics, epidemics, and more.

DIY Personal Protection Masks

DIY Cloth Face Coverings


In light of new evidence from the CDC, the City of Huntington Beach has recently recommended that we wear face coverings when going to public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain like pharmacies and grocery stores.

Please note that the CDC and the City of Huntington Beach DO NOT recommend commercially produced surgical masks or N95 face masks for public use.
These should be reserved for medical personnel ONLY!

Why are cloth face coverings necessary? When should I wear one? Do I still need to maintain a 6 ft distance from other people when wearing one? Find the answers to these questions and more in this FAQ from the Center for Disease Control. You can also read the guidelines from the California Department of Health or the Orange County Emergency Operations Center for further details on how to properly wear a face covering, and how to protect yourself when putting on and removing your mask.


So how do I make one?

Check out the how-to video from the Surgeon General, and links below for
sewing patterns and other no-sew options to make your own face covering.

undefinedResources to Help You Cope

Still feeling anxious? These links & resources might help.

Need to talk to someone about how you're feeling?
 Teen Line Online: Teens Helping Teens


Distract yourself with a soothing activity or boredom buster:

Draw Write Read
Color Exercise Meditate
Listen to music Call a friend to talk Make a daily gratitude list
Play a relaxing, non-stressful videogame Cuddle a pet, or watch a cute animal video Make a cup of tea, cider, cocoa, etc.




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