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Thousands of UCSF health care workers are mobilizing to prepare for the potential influx of patients sickened by COVID-19, even as hundreds of UCSF scientists race against time to defeat the deadly respiratory virus impacting communities around the world.
To meet the increased need for COVID-19 testing that is likely to emerge in the Bay Area in the coming weeks, UCSF Health, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and CZ Biohub, is now working to significantly expand our testing capacity for our patients.
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.
In accordance with an order from San Francisco Health Officer Tomas Aragon, UCSF Health will restrict visitors and UCSF personnel not directly involved with providing patient care and maintaining the UCSF Health infrastructure from its San Francisco hospitals effective March 14.
As number of COVID-19 cases grows in the U.S., cities are canceling events and closing schools and businesses are urging employees to work from home if possible. UCSF epidemiologists Jeff Martin, MD, MPH, and George Rutherford, III, MD, explained why these measures are being taken and what each of us can do to slow the outbreak and help to save lives.
The current capacity allows UCSF Health to cover the current needs for our hospitalized patients and those entering through the Emergency Department each day, with some additional testing for patients at the UCSF outpatient Respiratory Screening Clinic who are suspected of having the virus.