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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 - LIMITED BASIS

Beginning Wednesday, 5/27/20, the Brickell Medical Sciences Library is open on a limited basis under the following conditions:
  • No public access; only EVMS staff, faculty and students
  • No transit through the Library; Entrance/Exit to the Library is through the south door in the rotunda area; north door is closed until after 1st floor renovations are completed (projected completion date 6/18)
  • Masks required
  • Social distancing required (study stations/computer stations labeled accordingly)
  • Only one student per study room
  • Only one student per double occupancy study carrels (labeled accordingly)
  • Only two students per 4-person study carrel (labeled accordingly)
  • Only two students per 6-person study carrel (labeled accordingly)

For more information, see our FAQ in the navigation to the left.

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

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.