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. 

May
16,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Deaths involving alcohol use disorder increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest upward trend in alcohol use
April
11,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the agency made it optional, leaving many people wondering whether they should get another shot.So how should eligible people decide
March
16,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
As mask mandates disappear across the U.S., many are eager to return to pre-pandemic life. But scientists warn against letting down our guard too soon, pointing out that new variants could arise in the months ahead.COVID-19 "is smart and
March
14,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Reverend Hannah Rhiza steers her Spiritual Care Cart through Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, it's hard not to notice. The tiered trolley for staff overflows with neat stacks of flavored teas and self-care notecards nestled among a
March
09,
2022
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified a potential new therapy for COVID-19: a biologic substance created by reengineered human skin cells.  Scientists found the substance stopped SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from reproducing
March
02,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Two years after the pandemic began, the virus that causes COVID-19 is becoming a little easier to live with, thanks to medical innovations.Vaccines, new medications, more testing options and natural immunity among those who have recovered from the
February
10,
2022
| 11:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
The highly contagious omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 became the dominant strain in the United States in mid-December 2021, coinciding with a rise in hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19. Among those admitted during the omicron surge, vaccinated
February
03,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As we come up on the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, nerves are fraying, stress levels are rising, and frustration is mounting everywhere. Healthcare workers say they often bear the brunt of people's anger, especially as the latest
February
01,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Amid the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and Smidt Heart Institute together completed 573 solid organ transplants in 2021, surpassing 2020’s count of 529 and achieving a new record for
January
26,
2022
| 14:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
A Smidt Heart Institute analysis of lung transplantations performed nationally shows significant help for patients with severe, irreversible lung damage from COVID-19.The analysis of more than 3,000 lung transplants in the U.S. between Aug. 1, 2020,
January
12,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the highly contagious omicron variant surges COVID-19 cases to record highs, some are wondering if they should intentionally get the virus in the hope of developing immunity.The answer: No, absolutely not, say Cedars-Sinai experts."It sounds like