Coronavirus

Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Our experts from the UH Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health, in conjunction with other infectious disease colleagues, explain how coronavirus spreads, its symptoms, if you should travel and what you should do if you suspect you have coronavirus.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Coronavirus: Expert Medical Advice & Information

What Does It Do to the Body?

What Does It Do to the Body?

University Hospitals pediatric infectious disease specialist, Amy Edwards, MD talks about what COVID-19 (coronavirus) does to the body.
Why should we wear masks?

Why should we wear masks?

UH Rainbow pediatric infectious disease specialist Amy Edwards, MD explains why the CDC now recommends wearing a mask.
Video about treatments being developed

What Treatments Are Being Developed?

Robert Salata, Program Director of University Hospitals Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health, talks about what treatments are being developed for COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Doctor holding a vaccine

When Will There Be a Vaccine?

Efforts are under way, but researchers must make sure it’s safe, says Robert Salata, MD, program director of the UH Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health.
The Impact on Kids

The Impact on Kids

Children seem to be experiencing the illness in a different way than adults. UH Rainbow pediatric infectious disease specialist Amy Edwards, MD, in conjunction with the UH Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health, explains.
What Will Happen To Me If I Get Coronavirus?

What Will Happen to Me if I Get Coronavirus?

Elie Saade, MD, UH Director for Infection Control, in conjunction with UH Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health, discusses what to expect if you become infected with coronavirus.
A plate of delicious food

Can Food or Water Carry Coronavirus?

Learn about how the disease travels.
Woman checking her temperature

Fever? Cough? Itchy Eyes?

Learn which symptoms signal COVID-19 -- and which do not.
Woman keeping her social distance by video chatting

Why Social Distancing Is So Important

How to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Older woman video chatting with her family

Can I Visit Older Family Members?

Critical factors you should weigh.
Looking out the window during a quarantine

What Is a Quarantine?

How to prepare to stay home for two weeks.
Pain reliever pills

The Best Pain Reliever for Fever

Your OTC choice for treating coronavirus at home.
Woman coping with pneumonia

The Pneumonia Vaccine & Coronavirus

Find out if you’re protected from pneumonia caused by COVID-19.
Hand washing

Living With People at High Risk

Precautions you need to take.

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COVID-19 on the Healthy@UH Blog

Want more advice and information on coronavirus topics? Hear from the medical experts at UH on the Healthy@UH blog.

University Hospitals Is Prepared to Handle Coronavirus

University Hospitals is taking steps to respond if needed:

UH’s emergency response plan has been updated for the coronavirus outbreak and to meet any rapid increase in healthcare needs. We also are in touch with the local health department and the Ohio Department of Health to monitor the situation and respond to new events or recommendations by the CDC.

We screen all patients who come to our facilities, such as emergency departments, urgent care centers, outpatient clinics and others, by asking appropriate questions about travel to areas of concern as defined by the CDC, contact with persons known to have contracted coronavirus, and about fever and symptoms of respiratory illnesses. The infection control team is available 24/7 to assist at all of our sites.

All UH facilities have access to rooms that meet the standard of isolation for patients with coronavirus as recommended by the CDC, and we can rapidly recruit more rooms throughout our facilities.

UH Emergency Departments are erecting tents for use as alternate screening sites. This will allow us to keep patients separated and optimize hospital capacity for the community.

All UH employees must undergo mandatory screening for symptoms of COVID-19 as they arrive at work. Before entering the facility, each employee will have their temperature taken and be asked about recent travel history and the presence of flu-like symptoms. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees F or higher or exhibiting flu-like symptoms will not be permitted to enter our facilities. We are also advising employees to follow Gov. Mike DeWine's directive to take their temperature before coming to work.

UH Among First in Nation to Test Investigational Antiviral Drug

University Hospitals has secured two clinical trials that will provide the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir to hospitalized adults with pneumonia due to the novel coronavirus.

One trial will focus on COVID-19 patients with moderate illness. The second will focus on patients with more severe illness who may require care in the intensive care unit (ICU). Learn more about these studies.

Multi-Language Interpreter Services for COVID-19

Latest News from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get up-to-the-minute news and information on the coronavirus in, English, Español, 繁體中文, Tiếng Việt, or 한국어 from the CDC.

UH Foreign Language Interpretation Services

Free language assistance services are available to translate COVID-19 information, please call 216-844-1544.

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