Latest Updates

Lifesaving Face Shields for Health Care Workers are Newest 3D-Printing Project at UCSF

April 07, 2020
To meet the pressing need for personal protective equipment for frontline health care workers, a multidisciplinary team has mobilized UCSF’s 3D-printing infrastructure to engineer and produce thousands of face shields.

What We Know and Don’t Know About Coronavirus and Pregnancy

April 06, 2020
Pregnant women are at higher risk for many infections, but the risks of COVID-19 to mother and baby are not yet clear. UCSF experts share what we know and don’t know about COVID-19’s effects on pregnancy, the possibility of in utero transmission, and advice for pregnant women.

Statement on UCSF’s Specialized ‘ACU’ Medical Structures

April 02, 2020
As part of UCSF Health’s ongoing preparation for a potential increase in patients arriving at our hospitals due to COVID-19, we have erected specialized structures known as Accelerated Care Units outside our hospitals at Parnassus Heights and Mission Bay.

As Mask Shortages Loom, Nationwide Team Assembles Best Practices for Decontamination and Reuse

April 02, 2020
To provide officials with a set of best practices for mask decontamination, a nationwide team has launched, a website that distills a broad range of relevant scientific literature.

UCSF Health Expands Visitor Restrictions in Hospital and Clinics Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

March 31, 2020
In accordance with an order from San Francisco Health Officer Tomas Aragon, UCSF Health will restrict visitors and UCSF personnel not directly involved with providing patient care and maintaining the UCSF Health infrastructure from its San Francisco hospitals effective March 14.

$2M Grant Will Galvanize COVID-19 Response at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

March 31, 2020
To help combat the public health crisis presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heising-Simons Foundation has made a $2 million grant to UCSF to establish a COVID Response Initiative at UCSF partner hospital Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

New COVID-19 ‘Citizen Science’ Initiative Lets Any Adult with a Smartphone Help to Fight Coronavirus

March 30, 2020
The online study would try to help researchers gain insight into how the virus is spreading and identify ways to predict and reduce the number of new infections.

UCSF Health Increases Inpatient Capacity at UCSF Mount Zion Campus

March 25, 2020
UCSF Health is preparing to open 46 inpatient acute care beds and seven ICU beds at its Mount Zion medical campus to help meet the anticipated surge in demand across the health system due to the novel coronavirus disease.

Unveiling How COVID-19 Hijacks Our Cells to Help Rush New Drugs to Patients

March 25, 2020
Though many hopes are hanging on the development of a vaccine or drug that targets the novel coronavirus directly, a UCSF-led team is taking an unconventional approach: target the host – in other words, you.

UCSF Health Collaborates with City and Local Hospitals to Increase Inpatient Capacity

March 25, 2020
As part of its broader COVID-19 response, UCSF Health is working with hospitals across the City of San Francisco to expand inpatient and critical care capacity to meet the anticipated surge in demand due to the novel coronavirus disease.