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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


This guide provides information on the outbreak of a new virus, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), formerly referred to as 2019 novel coronavirus and 2019-nCoV, which causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. It is one of the rare coronaviruses that originated in an animal, infected one or more person(s), and then spread between people. It was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

Brickell Library Updates - OPEN

The Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library is currently operating under limited service desk hours and is open to EVMS students, staff, faculty, and affiliates. As of March 24th, both our Information and Circulation desks will close at 5:00 PM on Monday - Friday and are closed on the weekends until further notice.

Resources & Services
  • Please email or call ahead for reference and circulation services. Requests for assistance with literature searches can be sent to
  • Electronic resources are still available through the library’s website. Off-campus access will require EVMS credentials to log in.
  • Ordering materials through interlibrary loan (ILL) is still available. Please be advised that due to COVID-19, many libraries, including Brickell Library, have temporarily ceased lending physical resources through ILL. Only electronic resources will be shared at this time. Copyright laws apply. Questions regarding ILL should be sent to

If you have any questions, please email us at or contact the Information Desk at 757-446-5851 or the Circulation Desk at 757-446-5850.

School updates can be found on the EVMS COVID-19 page.

Sentara COVID-19 Drive-Thru Screening Sites

Sentara Healthcare COVID-19 drive-thru screening and testing sites are closed until further notice.

Use the link below for updates, including self-screening information and a Coronavirus Assessment Tool.

Online Resources

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About This Guide

This guide was developed as part of the EVMS Library's commitment to addressing our community’s most pressing health needs through outreach. Our goal is to improve the health information seeking process and understanding of patients, family members, students, and other members of our Hampton Roads community through increased awareness and use of reliable, freely available, authoritative health information.

We also aim to support the information needs of local public library staff and health professionals who also serve our community. Library staff and health professionals, we'd like to hear from you! Please let us know how you are using our guide at



Developed resources reported in this subject guide are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.