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COVID-19 News | UPMC
COVID-19 News | UPMC

COVID-19 News From UPMC

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 Press Briefings

January 12, 2021

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.





More COVID-19 News

Tami Minnier, UPMC Chief Quality Officer, Discusses COVID-19 Training, Protective Equipment

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.



UPMC Newsroom

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UPMC Data Show COVID-19 is Increasingly Rare; Efforts to Protect Elderly are Working

June 4, 2020

The health system today provided an update on what its data are showing and plans to keep patients safe.

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Protect the Elderly to Drive Down COVID-19 Death Rate and Reopen Society

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.

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Dr. Steven Shapiro: Health Care Insight for Reopening the Economy

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.

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Beckwith Institute Gives $400K for COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

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.

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