Página en Español: https://www.orangecountync.gov/369/Espanol
The NC Department of Health Human Services updates their COVID-19 Dashboard daily at 12 p.m.
- NCDHHS report on Congregate Living Facilities with cases for each facility reporting an outbreak (updated twice weekly).
- NCDHHS weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Summary (updated on Thursdays).
- Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Status Report for Orange County, North Carolina.
- UNC-Chapel Hill COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard Disclaimer: the UNC Dasboard is updated weekly on Mondays. Their data is based on numbers from UNC campus health. Positive cases include positive results from Campus Health and clinical testing, proactive community testing and self-reports. The Orange County dashboard is based on the state’s communicable disease tracking system, NC COVID. In NC COVID, if a UNC student tests positive for COVID-19 and has used their county of residence (not Orange County) as their address, the positive result is sent to their county of residence first. It will be sent back to Orange County but it may take some time, maybe up to a week.
Learn more about COVID-19 testing.
There will be no testing at the R7 lot on Monday, January 18th but the Whitted testing site will be OPEN.
Gov. Roy Cooper issued an Executive Order on Wednesday, June 24, that mandates face coverings for any person age 5 or older. This order supplants the previous Orange County declaration regarding face-coverings.
If you feel a business is failing to adhere to the policy, please fill out this form so that an Environmental Health Specialist can work with the business to comply with the requirement:
Please direct any media inquiries or public information requests related to Orange County’s COVID-19 response to Todd McGee, Orange County Community Relations/EOC Public Affairs, at (984) 220-5412.
Learn more about testing for COVID-19.
Learn more about the vaccine for COVID-19.
N.C. requires face coverings for all people older than 5 years old to slow the spread of COVID.
Lo que debe saber sobre el Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Stay at Home
Everything you need to know about the "Safer at Home" guidance.
All resources about COVID-19 in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, ASL, Burmese, Karen, Kinyarwanda, and Swahili
A list of information and resources about food, health, education, housing, and more
Social distancing, also called physical distancing, is a vital way to stay healthy during a pandemic
We provide answers to commonly asked questions about coronavirus
Orange County Health Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, or sex.
Learn about the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you are sick.
|Myths & Facts|
In this section, we look at rumors and myths about COVID-19 and supply answers based on science and medicine.
|How to Help|
Want to volunteer or support local organizations and groups that are responding to COVID-19? Here’s how.
|Long Term Care Facilities|
NCDHHS and OCHD have worked closely with long-term care facilities. Learn more
Places of Worship
Pets are family! Learn more about how COVID-19 affects our furry friends
|For informational videos from the Orange County Health Department, follow us on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/OCHDNC. Recent productions include:|
|Public Health Chat|
English - October 2020: K-12 Schools and Halloween Guidance
English - November 2020: K-12 Schools and Guidance for Thanksgiving
English - December 2020: Vaccination Plan and How to Celebrate the Holidays Safely
English - January 2021: Battle Winter Depression and a COVID-19 Vaccine Update
|Cafecito con El Condado de Orange|
Español - Confianza / Trust
Español - Mitos y Realidades / Myths and Facts
Español - Mente Sana / Mental Health
|How to Gather Safely in a Pandemic (English, Español) - November 23, 2020|
|Fiestas en el Tiempo de COVID-19 / Celebrations and Parties During COVID-19 (Español) - September 14, 2020|
|COVID-19 Safety Plans for Churches and Faith Communities (English, Español) - August 19, 2020|
|Phase One of the Stay at Home Order (English, Español) - May 8, 2020|
|Orange County Sheriff's Office Message to the Community (English, Español, Chinese/Mandarin, Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Kinyarwanda, & Swahili) - April 28, 2020|
Please visit our videos page on helpful videos about COVID-19 on a variety of topics, including cloth face coverings, social distancing, and how to protect yourself from COVID-19.
Orange County Government cares about diversity, equity and inclusion. As a community, we need to be mindful of xenophobia (dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries).
As this novel coronavirus spreads, so does xenophobia. We want to avoid any speech or action that would make minorities in our community feel exposed and vulnerable. Pathogens and viruses do not discriminate, however humans do.
The Orange County Health Department will not contribute to racial profiling and marginalization, portraying the carrier of this illness as “foreign and alien.” We will stick to the science and treat all community members with respect.
For the latest on COVID-19 and its impacts in Orange County, follow the Health Department on social media at the links below.
- Newsletter: Sign up for the COVID-19 newsletter from the Orange County Health Department.
- Missed past newsletters?Go here:
- Text updates: To receive daily text updates Monday through Friday, text ocnchealth to 888-777.
- Actualizaciones de texto: para recibir actualizacions diarias de lunes a viernes en Espanol mande mensaje ’OCNCSALUD’ a 888777
- Hotline: Questions about COVID-19? Call (919) 245-6111 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Spanish language and other languages available.
- Email: Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general questions about Coronavirus, contact NCDHHS at:
If you are an individual or a medical practice with questions, call the Orange County Health Department at 919-245-6111 during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). After hours, call 911 and ask for the Communicable Disease Staff member on-call.
Contact Kristin Prelipp, the Orange County Health Department’s Public Information Officer at email@example.com or 919-245-2462
Please direct any media inquiries or public information requests related to Orange County’s COVID-19 response to Todd McGee, Orange County Community Relations/EOC Public Affairs, at (984) 220-5412 or firstname.lastname@example.org