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COVID-19 symptoms or exposure? Find out what to do if you or a close contact have symptoms or think you may have been exposed.
Updated April 6, 2020

The University of Rochester’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is evolving. Thanks to everyone working around the clock to keep our community safe. This website is a way to find guidance and critical information during a rapidly changing situation. It’s more important than ever that we stay informed and support each other. Reach out if you have questions or need assistance.

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Med Center begins clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment

The NIH-sponsored clinical trial is evaluating the antiviral drug remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with COVID-19.

Read about the research

Adam Frank: Coronavirus is 'a fire drill for our planet's future'

“Like this pandemic, climate change is also going to push on the networks that make up our civilization. Unlike the pandemic, its effects will be long term,” writes Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy.

Read his op-ed on NBC News

Do you get immunity after recovering from coronavirus?

“Most respiratory viruses only give you a period of relative protection,” explains Anne Falsey, a professor of medicine.

See the NPR story

Rochester economist offers realistic forecast

“I’m an optimist. That’s why I believe we won’t see a fast second-half economic recovery,” writes Professor Narayana Kocherlakota.

Read his Bloomberg op-ed

Expert explains how to slow a pandemic

Professor Mical Raz says implementing the most up-to-date understanding of epidemiology is key to dealing effectively with pandemics like coronavirus.

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How to support people isolated by the pandemic

Medical Center professors of psychiatry Eric Caine and Yeates Conwell discuss ways to help vulnerable people cope with loneliness.

Listen to the interview

#URHeroes: Medical Center ‘heroes’ celebrated

The Medical Center’s ICARE team has launched a new campaign to highlight the heroic efforts of faculty and staff, particularly during the current health crisis. Those at the Medical Center can find them on the intranet. Or anyone can follow the new UR Heroes Instagram account (@urmc_urheroes).

Instagram post featuring nurses at the University of Rochester Medical Center

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