The situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, both in western Pennsylvania and worldwide.
At UPMC, we are doing everything we can to keep our community safe from COVID-19. We are testing, treating, and attempting to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This page includes the latest news and information about our response to COVID-19, including important UPMC announcements. We will update this page regularly.
UPMC officials discussed safety measures taken at UPMC Senior Communities and other ways at-risk people can be protected from COVID-19. “Knowing who’s the most vulnerable helps us take a more targeted approach to keeping people safe,” says Donald Yealy, MD, chair of emergency medicine at UPMC.
“We always prepared for the worst, cared for those who needed care and used our experiences across UPMC to guide us,” says Donald Yealy, MD, chair of emergency medicine at UPMC.
In the coming weeks, UPMC plans to rapidly expand COVID-19 testing as we phase in medically necessary essential care to the patients who need it most.
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?
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.
Watch the latest updates about COVID-19 from UPMC.
Listen as Tami Minnier talks to KDKA’s Marty Griffin about UPMC COVID-19 preparedness efforts. “We have the resources that you need. We have the supplies you need,” Minnier says.
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May 7, 2020
Early interventions, innovative precautions, enhanced screenings, fast testing and thorough training on use of personal protective equipment are contributors to UPMC’s success in keeping COVID-19 out of its long-term care and skilled nursing facilities.
May 6, 2020
UPMC’s chief medical and scientific offficer, participated May 8 in a virtual roundtable convened by U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Health Care, to explore the issue of re-opening the economy.
May 5, 2020
To care for the communities UPMC serves — both inside and outside its hospital walls — The Beckwith Institute is providing $400,000 to support more than a dozen charitable organizations, as well as grants to health care workers devising projects that promote COVID-19 recovery efforts.
April 30, 2020
The announcement came a week after the health system shared that it was thoughtfully resuming essential, medically necessary procedures with testing of asymptomatic patients and appropriate protective measures.