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 leaders provide an update on the systemwide COVID-19 vaccination of frontline health care workers and nursing home residents, explaining how UPMC has extended COVID-19 vaccinations to non-affiliated frontline health care workers and sharing the latest data on COVID-19 clinical outcomes.
Watch as frontline health care workers at UPMC receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, following Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer/BioNTech.
UPMC leaders discuss preparations to receive and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the health system’s preparedness efforts during the pandemic.
UPMC leaders will provide updates and answer questions on COVID-19 preparedness efforts.
UPMC experts share expertise regarding the coming cold and flu season and its intersection with COVID-19. They also discuss ongoing preparedness efforts, masking and vaccines.
UPMC leaders provide updated data on COVID-19 systemwide and explain how findings continue to inform UPMC’s actions.
UPMC leaders provide updated data on COVID-19 in the communities UPMC serves and discuss ongoing preparations for the fall.
UPMC doctors provide COVID-19 data for moving forward and testing in long-term care facilities.
PA Senate Public Hearing
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 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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June 4, 2020
The health system today provided an update on what its data are showing and plans to keep patients safe.
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.