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. 

October
20,
2020
| 06:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
Halloween isn't going to be the same this year, but families can still have fun while reducing their risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), says Priya Soni, MD, a Cedars-Sinai pediatric infectious disease
October
19,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai infectious disease experts are sharing a critical message with the public: Get your flu shot. "Please get it as soon as possible," said Michael Ben-Aderet, MD, associate director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, in
October
16,
2020
| 08:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
Receiving mail-order prescriptions on time is critical during the ongoing pandemic, as older adults and people with chronic conditions are avoiding leaving their homes. That was the focus of recent hearings in the U.S. Senate after two senators
October
13,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
   
October
12,
2020
| 13:14 PM America/Los_Angeles
This story has been updated as of Oct. 12 at 1:14 p.m. PT.
October
09,
2020
| 07:37 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai has been awarded a five-year, $8.3 million grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the diversity and determinants of the immune-inflammatory response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus). Using
October
07,
2020
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Most COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients in Southern California during the early months of the pandemic appear to have been infected by a variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus introduced to the region from New York state via Europe, not directly from China,
October
01,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Overlapping Symptoms of Flu and COVID-19 Fever or feeling feverish/chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Sore throat Runny or stuffy nose Muscle pain or body aches Headache
September
29,
2020
| 06:35 AM America/Los_Angeles
A study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai addresses a mystery first raised in March: Why do some people with COVID-19 develop severe inflammation? The research shows how the molecular structure and sequence of the
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