Welcome to our Covid-19 Libguide. We began this guide back in the early days of the pandemic, when people were desperate for information, and no one knew what was going to happen next. Although the crisis seems to have passed, we believe many of the information sources we have gathered here are still useful.
First, some statistics:
There have been more than 500 million confirmed cases world-wide and 6 million deaths.
The country has now had more than 90 million cases and one million deaths from COVID-19, while New York itself has had more than 5 million cases and more than 70,000 deaths.(see the Johns Hopkins interactive map for details)
About 12 billion doses of vaccine have been given, world-wide. in the U.S. more than 600 million doses of vaccine have been delivered, and more than 40 million in New York. 78.1% of the population of New York is considered to be fully vaccinated, and 88.1% of the population over the age of 18.
In the next box on this page we've collected links to information on receiving the vaccine for Covid-19 here in New York.
In the other tabs, accessible above, we have links to health authorities,, national and local government sources and area libraries that can keep you informed, help you evaluate whether to get vaccinated, take precautions, and suggest fun and helpful ways to spend our time while social distancing.
But to begin with, the Newburgh Library has compiled a list of hotlines in a handy, downloadable pdf form:
In addition, in the boxes below we want to give you some contact numbers you can use if you need immediate assistance.
New York State Vaccination Information
Orange County Vaccination Information
choose English or Spanish from top right drop-down menu
You may also call Librarian Joanne Lugo at 845-563-3620 for help to register for the vaccine (English/Spanish)
City of Newburgh residents can schedule a free ride to and from a vaccination appointment within 30 miles of the City of Newburgh. Advance reservation is required and can be arranged by calling the City’s Fire Department Dispatch at 845-569-7420.