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. 

September
22,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
KCRW host Steve Chiotakis recently spoke with Isabel Pedraza, MD, director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai, about the long-term effects that some COVID-19 survivors may experience after becoming seriously ill. "I think of
September
21,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As frightening as COVID-19 is to many adults and children, the prospect of catching the virus is especially harrowing for cancer patients. That’s because certain cancer treatments suppress the immune system, making patients vulnerable to
September
17,
2020
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
September 20 marks six months since California Gov. Gavin Newsom first enacted stay-at-home orders to slow the speed of transmission of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). And while some "COVID fatigue" is to be expected, experts say, virus
September
16,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
With flu season fast approaching, health officials are urging the public to help contain the spread of influenza and avoid another outbreak amid the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. "The two viruses are very similar, and it's
September
15,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
This Rosh Hashanah, even the shofar will be wearing a mask. That is just one of the unconventional ways that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is changing the way Rabbi Jason Weiner, PhD, and his team of chaplains at Cedars-Sinai will be
September
13,
2020
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Seclusion, masks and frequent testing are the key to a healthy season for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams, said Neal S. ElAttrache, MD, co-chair of Medical Affairs at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute and chief of Sports Medicine
September
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As her concerns deepened about the health threat to her fellow nurses and other frontline workers in Southern California amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedars-Sinai nurse Tracy Lazaro, MSN, RN, realized she had to take action. That sparked what has
September
07,
2020
| 07:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Sept. 3 at 6:15 p.m. PT.
September
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
If you haven't heard of a pandemic learning pod, chances are you don't have school-age children. Parents of school-age kids have been debating and discussing pods since school supplies started showing up on store shelves. For those not in
September
04,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
An increase in travel and social gatherings over the Labor Day weekend could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases, mirroring similar increases after other recent national holidays, Cedars-Sinai experts warn. Andrew Chuang, MD, an internal medicine
September
03,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is supporting the Los Angeles Unified School District through a planning grant to guide the development of a COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing program in preparation for the eventual return of students and staff to in-class