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. 

June
13,
2021
| 10:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
This week brings a milestone to pandemic-weary Californians: As of June 15, California public health guidelines that have been in place during the 15 months of the COVID-19 pandemic will be relaxed. Those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
June
08,
2021
| 08:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) do not appear to have increased risk of side effects from the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, according to a recent Cedars-Sinai study published online and upcoming in print in the American
June
07,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit more than a year ago, staying home and limiting social interaction became key tools in the fight against the spread of the virus.Now, as more people get vaccinated, infection rates slow and restrictions loosen across
June
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the COVID-19 pandemic began 14 months ago, public health officials advised staying home as much as possible to help limit the spread of the virus. But it turns out that staying home meant that many people skipped regular checkups and
May
19,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Following the newest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, Cedars-Sinai is now offering free Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to adolescents 12–15 years old.And the timing is crucial, said pediatric infectious disease specialist
May
07,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of May 7 at 12:05 p.m. PT.
May
05,
2021
| 06:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
Charlotte Guevarra, RN, says she would go through it all again. All the long shifts covered in hot personal protective equipment (PPE). All the nights she slept in her basement to protect her family from any possibility of catching the virus from
April
27,
2021
| 14:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
In partnership with Martin Luther King Community Healthcare and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai is sponsoring a free, pop-up vaccine clinic every Wednesday in May.Anyone 18 or older can make an appointment online or just show
April
16,
2021
| 06:35 AM America/Los_Angeles
Leading healthcare and faith leaders addressed key issues that are contributing to vaccine hesitancy in Black communities during a national online discussion this week, explaining that a lack of access to healthcare, concerns over vaccine safety,
April
12,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, healthcare professionals around the globe had to quickly learn to stay safe while treating patients diagnosed with a highly contagious virus. At Cedars-Sinai, staff members had a secret weapon: the Special Pathogens
April
05,
2021
| 11:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
New research from the Smidt Heart Institute shows that more patients—specifically those with medical risk factors or from underserved communities—opted into telehealth appointments for their cardiovascular care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data