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. 

January
14,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is one of many Los Angeles area hospitals experiencing blood product shortages this month, and experts are encouraging prospective donors to roll up their sleeves and give in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Armando Romero, associate
January
13,
2021
| 06:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Cedars-Sinai employees have stepped-up and stepped-in to support patients and colleagues alike. And while there has been no shortage of selflessness, one group of volunteers shines a bright light on both the
January
08,
2021
| 12:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
For the past month, as COVID-19 cases in Southern California multiplied exponentially, Cedars-Sinai frontline caregivers and their patients have been prominent in the news. “As our state, county and medical center continue to be inundated with
January
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Wear a mask. Wash your hands frequently. Don't get together with people outside your own household. After more than 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, these messages are starting to sound like background noise."People definitely have
December
31,
2020
| 14:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has plunged the region's healthcare systems into a crisis, a Cedars-Sinai physician and nurses pleaded for Los Angeles residents to follow pandemic safety guidelines in a series of videos released
December
31,
2020
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Walter E. Gomez Saldana, 41, has been battling COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai for almost a full month. He spent two weeks in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) fighting for his life and now, more than a week in a step-down floor as he continues to recover.“I
December
30,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
People who move due to unaffordable housing are at increased risk of failing to receive the medical care they need, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study, published online in the Journal
December
24,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients with severe COVID-19 (coronavirus) disease who develop respiratory failure have malfunctions in their immune systems that distinguish them from other COVID-19 patients, according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai. The findings, published
December
23,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
What is it like to have battled the COVID-19 pandemic for almost a year? The Cedars-Sinai Newsroom reached out to some of our #HealthcareHeroes to find out. 
December
21,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
On a recent morning, Wendy Lawson attended an exclusive live performance of “Le Cygne” (The Swan) by composer Camille Saint-Saëns, a piece of classical music known for its use in ballet. But Lawson's front-row seat was not in a concert hall. It
December
18,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As COVID-19 cases soar across the country, doctors and nurses from five of Los Angeles County's largest nonprofit health systems are sharing their painful experiences with the escalating pandemic and issuing a sober plea for the public's