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For Faculty and Staff of Emory University
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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FOCUS ON CORONAVIRUS
 
IMPACT
Emory helps build free online tool to assess COVID-19 risk
Emory doctors have helped create a new online tool, Coronavirus Checker, allowing people everywhere to assess how likely it is that they have contracted the novel coronavirus.

 

RESEARCH
Emory’s DRIVE, Ridgeback partner to get potential coronavirus drug to clinical trials
Ridgeback Biotherapeutics will license EIDD-2801, a potential drug against coronaviruses, from Emory's DRIVE and take it through clinical trials.

 

SUPPORT
EmoryTogether Fund established to help students with financial hardships
Emory has established a $5 million EmoryTogether Fund to support undergraduate, graduate and professional students of various income levels and backgrounds who may incur financial hardships as a result of COVID-19.

 

CLASSROOM
Access remote teaching information and resources available for faculty
A new page on Emory’s COVID-19 website provides instructors with support for adapting courses to a remote format. The information hub includes guidance on grading, remote teaching tools, administering exams, enhancing connectivity and links to additional resources.

 

RESOURCES
Stay connected and productive while working from home
While some staff might work from home occasionally, most have not experienced working remotely for a large block of time. Visit the staff page on Emory’s COVID-19 website for tips on communication, work expectations, staying connected with colleagues and more.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Emory library buildings are closed, but you can still access many online resources
Emory library buildings are closed, but you can still access many online resources

Don't miss the latest updates about transportation and parking services
Don't miss the latest updates about transportation and parking services

Join a free webinar March 25 about communicating more effectively with aging parents or relatives
Join a free webinar March 25 about communicating more effectively with aging parents or relatives
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MORE NEWS
 
MILESTONE
Emory medical students celebrate a virtual Match Day
The tearing open of envelopes was replaced by a special email that hit inboxes promptly at noon. On Friday, March 20, 138 Emory medical students received notice of where they will begin their careers as doctors.

 

WELLNESS
Stay active with the 2020 Move More Challenge
Lace up your walking shoes and find ways to stay active, because Emory's annual Move More Challenge is underway, from March 23 through May 3. Visit Healthy Emory Connect to start or join a team.
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EMORY EXPERTS ON COVID-19
 
Why soap, sanitizer and warm water work against COVID-19 and other viruses

 

Why soap, sanitizer and warm water work against COVID-19 and other viruses
March 24 |  Bill Wuest |  CNN

‘Isolation is a big trigger’: Feelings of suicide are amplified amid a pandemic

 

‘Isolation is a big trigger’: Feelings of suicide are amplified amid a pandemic
March 23 |  Nadine Kaslow |  USA Today

Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope

 

Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope
March 22 |  Ruth Parker |  Associated Press

With the coronavirus restrictions, can I travel by car?

 

With the coronavirus restrictions, can I travel by car?
March 21 |  Rachel Patzer |  New York Times

Doctors made a tool to help decide what to do if you have coronavirus-like symptoms

 

Doctors made a tool to help decide what to do if you have coronavirus-like symptoms
March 20 |  Alexander P. Isakov and David Wright |  ABC News
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