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Learn more about how to lower the risk of spreading COVID-19 when gathering.
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On Friday, January 21st the following clinics will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m.:
- OCHD Medical Clinic at the Whitted Human Services Center in Hillsborough 

- COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Chapel Hill 
- COVID-19 Testing Clinic in Chapel Hill

On Saturday, January 22nd the following clinics will be closed: 
- COVID-19 Testing Clinic in  Chapel Hill 

The following clinics will be closed due to the winter weather from Thursday, January 20th through Sunday, January 23rd:
- Hillsborough COVID-19 Testing Clinic
- Hillsborough COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Scroll down to view the COVID-19 test and vaccine calendars for the most up to date information.

What is the best mask to wear? 

The recent omicron surge has prompted the CDC to change its recommendations on masks. N95, KN95 and KF94 respirators are the best at filtering the virus. If you are going to wear a cloth face covering consider wearing a surgical mask underneath. READ MORE. WHAT KIND OF COVERING WEB


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Did you or someone in your household test positive for COVID-19 or become a close contact?

This 11 x 17 inch  POSTER can help you to understand how to proceed during isolation or quarantine. Or, you may view the guidance as a printable PDF

Spanish and Chinese coming soon!

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.


  • Newsletter: Sign up for the COVID-19 newsletter from the Orange County Health Department. 
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  • Call Center: Questions about COVID-19 vaccines or testing? Call (919) 913-8088 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Spanish language and other languages available.
  • Email: Email your questions to
  • Social Media

    For the latest on COVID-19 and its impacts in Orange County, follow the Orange County Health Department on social media at the links below.

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PRESS RELEASES: Stay up to date with the latest information from the OCHD by visiting the press release page.

Sign up to receive press releases by emailing Kristin Prelipp, Public Information Officer and Communications Manager for OCHD at

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.