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Our Response to COVID-19 

Updates on care options, testing, visitation, and more Page Updated May 21, 2020


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Video Visits

If you need to see your doctor or specialist but are worried about the risk of COVID-19, you can have a video visit via your smartphone.

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What Are My Options for Care?

Follow these steps if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19.

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Testing Information

UPMC developed a test for the coronavirus and is using it to diagnose select, symptomatic patients in Pittsburgh and at regional sites.




PA Senate Public Hearing (May 13, 2020)

The Pennsylvania Senate Aging & Youth and Local Government Committees hosted a virtual hearing concerning COVID-19 and what’s needed for society to re-open safely.


UPMC Launches Clinical Trial to Fast-Track COVID-19 Therapies

A novel clinical trial by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has launched at UPMC to address one of the most important debates of the COVID-19 pandemic: How should doctors decide between quickly adopting new treatments, such as the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, and waiting until they are tested in longer clinical trials?

The effort uses a type of artificial intelligence, known as reinforcement learning, to identify the best therapy for COVID-19 at a much faster rate than the traditional method.

“We must throw out old ways of thinking and fuse clinical care and clinical research into one extremely efficient system,” said Derek Angus, MD, chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.

View Latest COVID-19 News from UPMC



UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Scientists Announce Potential Vaccine

Scientists at UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn More About the Potential Vaccine



UPMC Visitor and Volunteer Restrictions

UPMC Visitor and Volunteer Restrictions

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UPMC is temporarily restricting visitors at all hospitals and facilities. We hope these changes will ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Also, we are temporarily suspending most volunteer hours at our facilities.

Visitor and Volunteer Restrictions

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You Can Help UPMC Respond to COVID-19

We are committed to keeping our entire community safe and healthy as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. We are humbled by the way our neighbors have come together wanting to support our efforts and have created a way for you to help.

UPMC COVID-19 Donations Procedure



What Is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

COVID-19 causes symptoms like other respiratory illnesses, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It also can cause complications like pneumonia.

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COVID-19 Resources

UPMC is monitoring the COVID-19 situation around the clock. We have implemented all recommendations provided by our local and state departments of health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be sure our patients, staff, and community are safe.

Read A Message to Our Patients (PDF)
COVID-19 and Coronavirus FAQs



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