Free COVID-19 Testing is available daily by appointment only.
As of March 7, 2022, face coverings are not required in public.
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Learn more about how to lower the risk of spreading COVID-19 when gathering.
Scroll down to view the COVID-19 test and vaccine calendars for the most up to date information.
Updated COVID-19 Booster is Available for People 12 and Older
An updated COVID-19 booster is now available for people 12 and older, two months after they finish their primary series or any booster dose. It offers the most up-to-date protection against the latest Omicron variants.
You can get an updated booster if you are 12 or older and:
You can get an original Pfizer booster if you are 5 to 11 and:
Orange County is currently at a medium level of community spread for COVID-19, according to the CDC. To reduce the spread in our community it is helpful to mask indoors, wash your hands often, give each other a little space and, most importantly, be sure you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccination. If you do think you have been exposed, or are feeling ill, please get a COVID-19 test.
Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines is the best way to protect our community from COVID-19. GET VACCINATED.
What Are Some Ways to Greet Each Other Without Sharing Germs?
It has been customary to greet each other by shaking hands or hugging. This well meaning gesture can easily share COVID-19 or other viruses. Try a new habit of elbow bumping or simply waving and saying, "Hello!" In this way we can spread kindness, not illness.
Community members with questions may reach the OCHD call center at (919) 913-8088 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Spanish and other languages available.
Did you or someone in your household test positive for COVID-19 or become a close contact?
More frequently asked questions and answers may be found on the NCDHHS website.
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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 COVID-19 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.
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PRESS RELEASES: Stay up to date with the latest information from the OCHD by visiting the press release page. https://www.orangecountync.gov/2410/COVID-19-Media
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MEDIA INQUIRIES: Please direct any media inquiries to OCHD Public Information Officer and Communications Manager, Kristin Prelipp at (919) 245-2462. Direct 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 by using THIS FORM.