Statement on COVID-19 Panel Discussion Notes That Were Attributed to UCSF

As one of the world’s leading institutions in the health sciences, UCSF is deeply committed to providing the most accurate and up-to-date medical information to our patients and to the public at large. To allay some confusion about a document on the COVID-19 pandemic that was attributed to UCSF last week on social media and in the press – in many cases carrying our official university logo – we’d like to provide some background.

The document in question contained notes taken at a private panel discussion on COVID-19 held on March 10, which featured a group of expert speakers from UCSF and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. However, UCSF was not a sponsor of this event, and these notes were not reviewed, either for accuracy or for potentially important context, by the participating scientists.

If you are seeking information on the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the best measures to minimize transmission of the novel coronavirus, please consult the many COVID-19 resources available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health, and UCSF.