Latest Updates

Statement on UCSF Health’s Drive to Increase Testing Capacity for Coronavirus

March 19, 2020
To meet the increased need for COVID-19 testing that is likely to emerge in the Bay Area in the coming weeks, UCSF Health, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and CZ Biohub, is now working to significantly expand our testing capacity for our patients.

Donors Rally to Support UCSF Doctors and Scientists Working to Conquer COVID-19

March 19, 2020
Thousands of UCSF health care workers are mobilizing to prepare for the potential influx of patients sickened by COVID-19, even as hundreds of UCSF scientists race against time to defeat the deadly respiratory virus impacting communities around the world.

UCSF Issues Escalated COVID-19 Policies and Guidance

March 15, 2020
The overriding goal of this action is the critical need to limit community transmission.

Statement on COVID-19 Panel Discussion Notes That Were Attributed to UCSF

March 15, 2020
To allay some confusion about a document on the COVID-19 pandemic that was attributed to UCSF last week on social media and in the press – in many cases carrying our official university logo – we’d like to provide some background.

Why Experts Are Urging Social Distancing to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak

March 14, 2020
As number of COVID-19 cases grows in the U.S., cities are canceling events and closing schools and businesses are urging employees to work from home if possible. UCSF epidemiologists Jeff Martin, MD, MPH, and George Rutherford, III, MD, explained why these measures are being taken and what each of...

UCSF Health Statement on Coronavirus Test Availability

March 13, 2020
The current capacity allows UCSF Health to cover the current needs for our hospitalized patients and those entering through the Emergency Department each day, with some additional testing for patients at the UCSF outpatient Respiratory Screening Clinic who are suspected of having the virus.

UCSF Health Responds to COVID-19 Needs

March 11, 2020
UCSF Health is actively preparing for a potential increase in patients arriving at our hospitals due to COVID-19.

Feeling Anxiety About Coronavirus? A Psychologist Offers Tips to Stay Clearheaded

March 06, 2020
As cases of the novel coronavirus infection, COVID-19, increase across the U.S., many people may be feeling anxious. We spoke with UC San Francisco psychiatrist Elissa Epel, PhD, who studies stress, about the difference between anxiety and panic, and steps you can take stay calm and prepared.

As Coronavirus Spreads, Experts Explain When to Call a Doctor, How Testing Works and More

February 28, 2020
As concerns about the coronavirus outbreak begin hitting closer to home, UC San Francisco infectious disease experts are providing the latest updates on how to protect yourself, when to seek medical attention, and who is being tested.

How the New Coronavirus Spreads and Progresses – And Why One Test May Not Be Enough

February 13, 2020
UCSF infectious disease expert Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, has been following the disease since its outbreak and provided the latest updates on what science has revealed about how the coronavirus is transmitted, what happens to someone who’s infected, and why a single diagnostic test may not be enough.