COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Summary

At Cedars-Sinai, our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff. We always use the best safety practices to protect the health of everyone who comes to our hospitals and clinics.

Our care teams are experts in treating new and emerging diseases, utilizing infection prevention protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We continue to coordinate closely with local, state and federal health agencies.

If you are a Cedars-Sinai patient or visitor, learn more about any updates related to COVID-19 that might affect you.

Click here for links to media coverage of Cedars-Sinai's COVID-19 response. 

August
12,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the novel coronavirus started spreading across the U.S., hospital leaders were faced with a unique challenge: How could they accurately forecast the number of patients who would need hospitalization when no one knew what to expect from this new
August
07,
2020
| 11:37 AM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Aug. 6 at 9:15 a.m. PT.
August
06,
2020
| 09:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed or canceled life milestones like leaving home for college, getting married, celebrating graduations and taking summer vacations. The losses, combined with experts' predictions that a widely available COVID-19
July
29,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai palliative care physician Erin Reeve, MD, will host a virtual "open mic night" for healthcare professionals who have been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can share their stories and feelings in
July
27,
2020
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed nursing homes across the nation, Cedars-Sinai nurse practitioner Alexandra Eskin, MSN, worried about the staff members she sees every day at eight skilled nursing facilities near the medical
July
24,
2020
| 07:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
Good Morning America 3 recently interviewed Jeffrey A. Smith, MD, JD, MMM, executive vice president of Hospital Operations and chief operating officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, about rising COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases in Los Angeles
July
20,
2020
| 09:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Experimental COVID-19 Treatments Investigators at Cedars-Sinai are busy working on various experimental COVID-19 treatments. Read more on the Newsroom about some of these efforts. Patients Improve After Immune-Suppressant Treatment: Outcomes
July
15,
2020
| 08:43 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Maurice Turner, MD, was a young boy growing up in the San Diego area, his maternal grandmother would tuck him and his two older brothers into bed. Then she’d whisper into their ears, “I want you to become a doctor.” His brothers went in
July
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Most patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (coronavirus) pneumonia experienced improvement after receiving a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug normally given for rheumatoid arthritis, according to an observational study at Cedars-Sinai.
July
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
How does a religious congregation, which by definition brings groups of people close together in prayer and communion, navigate this tricky pandemic? Cedars-Sinai chaplains have some of the answers. With expertise as healthcare insiders, they
July
02,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the nation heads into the Independence Day holiday — and the first full month of widescale easing of stay-at-home orders — Cedars-Sinai’s Chief Medical Officer is tracking the COVID-19 numbers. And he’s deeply worried about what he’s