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How Do I Safely Reopen My Business?How Do I Safely Reopen My Business?
Testing your employees for COVID-19 does not need to be a priority when re-opening your business.
Coronavirus Antibody TestWhat is an Antibody Test and Why Do We Need it?
Dr. Keith Armitage, Medical Director of UH Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health, discusses the value of a COVID-19 (coronavirus) antibody test.
Should I Buy Tests for My Employees?Should I Buy Tests for My Employees?
Employers may be approached by vendors selling COVID-19 tests for employees. But employers should exercise caution, says Christine Schmotzer, MD, UH Division Chief, Clinical Pathology, as the quality of these tests vary widely.
What COVID-19 Tests Are Available?What COVID-19 Tests Are Available?
Most tests fall into two categories: viral tests, which tell you if you currently have an infection, and antibody tests, which tell you if you already had an infection. Learn more about the appropriate use of these tests and their limitations.
What Happens During a COVID-19 Test?What Happens During a COVID-19 Test?
When you undergo a viral test for coronavirus, what exactly takes place? And what is the process after the sample is collected? Christine Schmotzer, MD, UH Division Chief, Clinical Pathology, describes swabbing and what occurs later in the lab.
Why Aren’t There Enough Tests?Why Aren’t There Enough Tests?
Creating a new test can take a lot longer than you’d think. Scientists have to make sure they are accurate and supply issues have arisen. The number of available tests is growing, and the eventual goal is to have enough for everyone who needs one.
Can Tests Help Employees Return to Work?Can Tests Help Employees Return to Work?
UH does not recommend that employers use COVID-19 tests to decide if employees can return to work. Christine Schmotzer, MD, UH Division Chief, Clinical Pathology, explains why.
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.
How long coronavirus can live on surfaces?How Long Can Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?
The coronavirus can live on some surfaces for days, says Infectious disease specialist Keith Armitage, MD, of the UH Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health.
Woman keeping her social distance by video chattingWhy Is Physical Distancing So Important?
Staying six feet away from each other is an easy, effective way to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
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