News & Blog

Woman with thermometer in mouth News

Confirmed case of Chickenpox

Monday 11 November 2019

The public is advised that a staff member of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of Chickenpox.

Unfortunately, people working at or visiting the Leopold or Ocean Grove Library branches recently may have been exposed to this virus in its contagious period, prior to the individual’s diagnosis.

Chickenpox is a communicable disease and generally considered mild, however it can have some rare but serious implications for certain members of our community. Further information regarding symptoms and risk factors can be found at this link. The vast majority of people will have immunity from a childhood case of Chickenpox or from immunisation, however please do take note of any symptoms described in the information.

If you feel at all unwell over the coming days with similar symptoms to those described, particularly if you have recently visited the Leopold Library or Ocean Grove Library, please seek medical advice.

Back to news

You may also like...

News

Books about bushfires for kids

In light of the bushfires currently affecting through so much of our country, our thoughts are with anyone affected, directly or indirectly.

Image of tablet and computer screen News

Scheduled website outage

Geelong Regional Libraries' website will be temporarily unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

school children sitting on floor receiving bags from librarian News

Giving future preps a head start

Future preps at seven schools around Newcomb, Geelong are getting ready to start school with a little help from Geelong Regional Libraries and Soroptimists International Geelong.

News

Waurn Ponds closed for re-carpeting

Please note that Waurn Ponds Library will be closed Thursday 2 and Friday 3 January 2020 for re-carpeting.

Cr Ron Nelson and Food for Fines donations News

Record donations during 2019 Food for Fines appeal

Two metric tons of food was donated during the 2019 Food for Fines appeal.

Cr Nelson cuts ribbon on refurbished Highton Library News

Highton Library reopens following refurbishment

The much-loved Highton Library reopened to the community today following an exciting refurbishment.