COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

COVID-19 Help

Find out if you are currently eligible for a vaccine, sign up to get notified, or find a vaccine provider at
Get Your Shot (Orange County NC)

If you have specific questions or concerns related to coronavirus, call the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (NC DHHS) 24/7 phone number
or visit the NC DHHS Coronarivus website for more information.

In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

You can also submit questions online by selecting Chat at


Need someone to talk to?
You are not alone.

SAMHSA's National Helpline (24/7)
call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7)
call 800-273-TALK (8255) or chat with a person at the Lifeline here.

National Domestic Violence Helpline (24/7)
call 1-800-799-7233
text LOVEIS to 22522
log onto

Questions about this page?

Please note:
The Health Sciences Library cannot offer medical advice.  Please use the resources above or contact a licensed medical professional for COVID-19 diagnosis or treatment.

Call the HSL at (919) 962-0800 (during library hours).
E-Mail us and we will get back to you promptly.
Chat with an HSL Librarian (during business hours).

Latest News

For the latest information, residents of North Carolina should visit theimage of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

National News

North Carolina News

Getting a Vaccination

Starting Thursday, May 13th: Everyone aged 12 and up is eligible to receive a vaccine!

Let's end Covid!

Find out if you are currently eligible for a vaccine and sign up to get notified at


Vaccine providers near Orange County NC:

  • Orange County Health Department ― Visit their Get Your Shot page to sign up or call 919-913-8088 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. 
  • UNC Health ― Visit the Get Vaccinated page or call 984-215-5485 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Piedmont Health Services ― Visit the COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination page or call 919-545-3452.
  • Hillsborough Pharmacy ― Visit their Home Page or call 919-245-1212.
  • Duke Health ― Visit the COVID-19 Vaccines Update page to join the waiting list. If you are a Duke MyChart user, you can check Duke MyChart regularly to view appointment availability.
  • Cone Health ― Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Information page to join the waiting list.
  • Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System ― Call 919-286-0411 and dial 0 for the operator to schedule an appointment if you are a veteran at high risk or a veteran frontline essential worker. See the system’s website for more information. See the COVID-19 Vaccine for High Risk Veterans to see the listing of veterans eligible now for vaccination through the VA.

Data from Get Your Shot (Orange County NC)


Podcast: What You Can Do Once You're Vaccinated, According to the CDC

UNC-Chapel Hill Resources

UNC-Chapel Hill Updates

Information on the University’s response to COVID-19, the Carolina Together Testing Program, and our COVID-19 Community Standards. 

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Researchers

COVID-19 information as it relates to UNC Health and affiliated hospitals,
preparations, as well as tips for staying healthy

COVID-19 Scholarship by UNC-Chapel Hill Researchers

Research contributing to discoveries associated with COVID-19 has been growing UNC's organizational collaborations on Covid researchon the UNC campus over the past year. To help increase visibility of this integral research and illustrate the extensive organizational collaborations that help move UNC research forward, a team from University Libraries – Health Sciences Library analyzed the COVID-19 research output of UNC Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) researchers. Between January 2020 and April 2021, a total of 782 UNC-CH researchers have authored 579 publications.

Access the full report and supplementary data at:

North Carolina Resources

Data from NCDHHS

Statewide Resources

Triangle County Information

Links to public health alerts, advisories, and updates as well communicable disease prevention information and resources you need

Links to information on COVID-19 vaccinations,
reporting, testing, and guidance for specific groups

Links, videos, and tools for Orange County residents

About COVID-19

Situation Summary

CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

Public Health Information

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