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.
What you need to know today
- New AS&E announces Summer Session courses will be moved online.
- New Take these steps to avoid “Zoombombing” in online meetings and classes.
- #URHeroes: Follow the new UR Heroes Instagram account.
- Updated Confirmed cases: To date, two staff members and four students at the University (excluding the Medical Center) have self-reported to University Health Service (UHS) that they have tested positive for COVID-19. None of these individuals remain on campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
We encourage you to use the contact form to ask a question or share a concern. We will respond as soon as possible.