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Preparing for COVID-19

Preparing for COVID-19
“There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
  • For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings
  • For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.”
Information from CDC: https://www.bucks.edu/resources/security/coronavirus/

Image from CDC


Together We Stand

“To commemorate the week leading up to Veterans Day, The BCCC Veterans Club has placed flags that represent all of the veterans who reside within Bucks County. What you see before you is 381 flags, each representing 100 veteran residents of Bucks County, for a grand total of 38,100. For many of you, we are your friends, your family, and your classmates. Just like you, we go to BCCC to help better enrich our lives, so that we can be the positive force that helps the ones we love and our community. So join us in thanking those who’ve returned from their service, because in war that’s never a guarantee.”


Observe the Moon Night at Grundy Library

International Observe the Moon Night
A Night Sky Star Party
Grundy Library, Bristol, PA
October 5, 2019

The first quarter moon will be in the night sky for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 5, 2019. You’re invited to join us, rain or shine, for a star party at the Grundy Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, beginning at 6:00 pm when members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA) will set up their telescopes to assist astronomy enthusiasts with viewing the moon and constellations outdoors. Attendees are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes or use those provided by the BMAA for the event. In addition to viewing the night sky, there will be light refreshments, a photo booth, an indoor scavenger hunt, and crafts.

Participants also have the opportunity to enter a free drawing for a telescope. No registration is required for this free, family event. The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association is a group of amateur astronomers working together to improve astronomical knowledge and appreciation as well as observational and astrophotography skills. BMAA members are a varied group of individuals who share a curiosity about the sky who make themselves and their stargazing instruments available to promote public interest in astronomy.


This presentation is part of the NASA @ My Library education initiative to promote STEM learning opportunities throughout the nation. As one of seventy-five U.S. public libraries selected through a competitive application process to become a NASA @ My Library Partner, the Library has received resources, training and support to lead STEM educational events in the community.


Star Gazing: How to View the Night Sky

Bristol, PA – The public is invited to attend Stargazing: How to View the Night Sky at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, when members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA) will be on hand to show participants how to use association telescopes and binoculars to view the night sky. Do you have your own personal telescope or binoculars? You are welcome to bring them to the event. This presentation is part of the NASA @ My Library education initiative to promote STEM learning opportunities throughout the nation. As one of seventy-five U.S. public libraries selected through a competitive application process to become a NASA @ My Library Partner, the Library has received resources, training and support to lead STEM educational events in the community. This free, rain-or-shine event is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Register by calling 215.788.7891, or online at grundylibrary.org.

Save the date! The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association returns to the Library on International Observe the Moon Night, Saturday, October 5, 2019 for an after-hours, outdoor star party.

The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association is a group of amateur astronomers working together to improve astronomical knowledge and appreciation as well as observational and astrophotography skills. BMAA members are a varied group of individuals who share a curiosity about the sky who make themselves and their stargazing instruments available to promote public interest in astronomy.