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The latest news and announcements from Emory University and Emory Healthcare about coronavirus.

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Emory experts available to discuss COVID-19

Emory experts available to discuss COVID-19

Emory has a number of faculty members and health care professionals who can speak about many facets of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.

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Emory new site in NIH-sponsored coronavirus vaccine study

Emory’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit is participating in a clinical trial testing a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19, the first such vaccine to be tested in the United States.

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Atlanta Hawks supports Emory Healthcare COVID-19 caregivers with meal program

The Hawks Foundation and State Farm are providing support to deliver meals to frontline workers treating COVID-19 patients at Emory Healthcare through a multi-week meal program that will bolster the Atlanta restaurant community.

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Reusable respirators a potential alternative for protecting health care workers from COVID-19

The shortage of disposable N95 respirator masks is a serious concern for front line health care workers. A study by Emory physician Colleen Kraft finds that a reusable alternative to the N95 mask is just as effective.

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Emory Healthcare launches drive-through donation site for critical COVID-19 supplies

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Georgia, Emory Healthcare has launched a drive-through donation site as part of a larger effort to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies that are critical for front-line health care workers tackling the virus.

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Emory among U.S. sites hosting new clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment

Emory University will take part in an NIH-sponsored global clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel therapeutic agents in hospitalized adult patients diagnosed with COVID-19. The drug remdesivir is the first agent to be evaluated.

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Emory extends spring break, will transition to remote learning March 23

Emory University will extend spring break for students until Sunday, March 22, and transition to remote learning for graduate and undergraduate classes on Monday, March 23. Residential learning will be suspended for the remainder of the semester while the university remains open.

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Communication readiness during coronavirus outbreak

Ruth Parker, MD, professor at Emory’s School of Medicine, contributes to a National Academy of Medicine report detailing the urgent need for coordinated, trusted sources of information to protect public health during the coronavirus outbreak and to strengthen the health information infrastructure for when the next novel infection strikes.

Denise Jamieson

Pregnancy and coronavirus

Denise Jamieson, MD, chair of Emory’s Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, is one of three experts who wrote the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ practice guidelines for health care providers for treating pregnant women infected with COVID-19. She also wrote similar guidelines in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Emory’s TravelWell Center assists travelers during coronavirus outbreak

Henry Wu, senior physician at Emory's School of Medicine and assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, discusses Emory TravelWell Center's work during the coronavirus outbreak and how travelers can protect themselves.

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Emory nonprofit starts GoFundMe campaign to help test coronavirus treatment

A GoFundMe charity campaign launched by Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory, a nonprofit biotech company owned by the university, will help accelerate testing for an antiviral compound that could treat the new coronavirus.

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Coronavirus, community and compassion

The global health crisis hits home for Emory, from faculty exploring possible treatments to a postdoctoral researcher who had to cancel the traditional wedding she had planned with her family in China.

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Emory, collaborators testing antiviral drug as potential treatment for coronaviruses

Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory is developing an antiviral compound, discovered here, that could potentially treat the new coronavirus currently spreading around the globe.

Emory expert: Polly Price

Polly Price, Emory professor of law and professor of global health, talks about whether mandatory quarantines related to coronavirus could happen in the United States.

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Coronavirus updates for the Emory community

Get the latest information for faculty, students, staff and campus visitors. Learn about travel restrictions, what to do if you feel ill, prevention tips, support resources and more.

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What you should know about the new coronavirus

Following the recent coronavirus outbreak, Emory infectious diseases and travel medicine experts aim to educate the public in safety precautions and are often on the front lines when viral outbreaks occur.

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New antiviral drug discovered at Emory offers hope for COVID-19 treatment

April 6, 2020

Atlanta community supports call for critical blood donations

April 5, 2020

Great apes and COVID-19: Experts raise the alarm for endangered species

April 3, 2020

Beware false 'cures' for COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Classes that click: Physics for scientists and engineers

April 1, 2020

Emory experts available to discuss COVID-19

March 31, 2020

All hands on deck: Welcoming Oxford students to Atlanta

March 31, 2020

Emory Healthcare and Georgia Tech team up on rapid production of face shields

March 31, 2020

Emory new site in NIH-sponsored coronavirus vaccine study

March 27, 2020

Reusable respirators a potential alternative for protecting health care workers from COVID-19

March 26, 2020

All hands on deck: Emory staff exhibit ‘can-do’ spirit and enduring sense of community

March 26, 2020

Emory Healthcare launches drive-through donation site for critical COVID-19 supplies

March 26, 2020

Simple measures are best defense against COVID-19

March 26, 2020

EmoryTogether Fund provides financial support for students affected by COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Emory's DRIVE, Ridgeback partnering for drug vs coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Emory helps build free online tool to assess COVID-19 risk

March 20, 2020

Getting back to chemistry basics: How simple soap saves lives

March 19, 2020

Social distancing key to keeping yourself and others safe

March 18, 2020

Emory cancels traditional Commencement activities

March 18, 2020

Visitation restricted in Emory Healthcare hospitals and clinics

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine: COVID-19 phase I vaccine clinical trial

March 16, 2020

Statement on Emory Healthcare postponing elective surgeries and procedures

March 15, 2020

US hospitals will run out of beds if coronavirus cases spike

March 13, 2020

U.S. considers how to enforce coronavirus quarantines

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic tests clout of cruise industry and its long-standing ties to Trump

March 12, 2020

Who’s most at risk from the coronavirus

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus in the U.S.

March 12, 2020

Emory among U.S. sites hosting new clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus in California: Large events banned and what else you need to know

March 12, 2020

Emory extends spring break, will transition to remote learning March 23

March 11, 2020

US coronavirus scare prompts NBA to suspend schedule while communities take mitigation steps

March 11, 2020

Response to coronavirus could test the limits of government powers

March 11, 2020

GA man with coronavirus speaks out from quarantined hospital room

March 11, 2020

No escape from virus threat for 2 million crammed in prisons

March 11, 2020

Emory coronavirus experts named on NCAA advisory panel

March 10, 2020

You have a fever and a dry cough. Now what?

March 10, 2020

How March Madness is planning to combat the spread of coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Why COVID-19 can’t beat a good hand-washing

Mar. 9, 2020

Emory University guidance regarding campus visitors and COVID-19

March 7, 2020

AP Q&A with NCAA chief medical officer on COVID-19

March 6, 2020

The NCAA is preparing for the coronavirus, and it’s complicated

Mar. 6, 2020

Pregnant and worried about coronavirus? Experts weigh in

Mar. 6, 2020

Emory implements CDC guidelines for travelers returning to the U.S.

March 5, 2020

How to disinfect your space on an airplane

March 5, 2020

Flight risks

March 5, 2020

Coronavirus hits travel

Mar. 5, 2020

China’s virus slowdown offers hope for global containment

Mar. 4, 2020

March 3 message to Emory University staff about coronavirus

March 3, 2020

Authorities announce 2nd coronavirus death in US

March 2, 2020

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin

Mar. 2, 2020

Closer Look: Emory University School of Medicine professor talks coronavirus prevention

Mar. 2, 2020

What you really need to know about coronavirus

Mar. 2, 2020

Self-quarantine may provide option to slow spread of coronavirus

Feb. 29, 2020

COVID-19: Where are we now?

Feb. 28, 2020

Cruises know how to clean after an illness outbreak. But what does a coronavirus cleanup look like?

Feb. 28, 2020

Gov. Kemp creates coronavirus task force that will assess state's preparations

Feb. 28, 2020

Scientists look to drugs already in development to combat COVID-19

Feb. 28, 2020

Emory nonprofit starts GoFundMe campaign to help test coronavirus treatment

Feb. 27, 2020

WHO: Potential for pandemic, but we’re not there yet

Feb. 27, 2020

Smart travel planning in the time of coronavirus

Feb. 26, 2020

The best defense against coronavirus

Feb. 26, 2020

What's the difference between quarantine and isolation?

Feb. 25, 2020

A rare legal battle: Can a state force a city to house coronavirus patients?

Feb. 24, 2020

Coronavirus: What is behind the changes in the way of counting confirmed cases in China?

Feb. 22, 2020

Coronavirus may be detectable before symptoms start, report suggests

Feb. 19, 2020

Spillover: Why germs jump species from animals to people

Feb. 18, 2020

Video: Coronavirus and Emory

Feb. 18, 2020

Doctors look to existing drugs in coronavirus fight

Feb. 18, 2020

Dr. Carlos del Rio on coronavirus

Feb. 10, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak should bring out the best in humanity

Feb. 8, 2020

Excessive fear of the Wuhan coronavirus can be dangerous

Feb. 7, 2020

Closer Look: Emory University professor discusses the complexity of coronavirus

Feb. 7, 2020

Life inside the coronavirus quarantine

Feb. 6, 2020

Novel coronavirus outbreak doubling every 6.4 days, Emory infectious disease researcher says

Feb. 5, 2020

Emory responds to coronavirus with empathy, support

Feb. 4, 2020

To fight coronavirus spread, the U.S. may expand ‘social distancing’ measures. But it comes at a cost

Feb. 3, 2020

Coronavirus—what you need to know

Feb. 1, 2020

Jan. 31 message to the Emory community about coronavirus

Jan. 31, 2020

Can face masks prevent coronavirus? Experts say that it depends

Jan. 31, 2020

Face masks sell out amid coronavirus fears, but do you really need one?

Jan. 29, 2020

Face masks: What doctors say about their role in containing coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Window seat safest place to avoid potential transmission on flight: study

Jan. 29, 2020

New cases in China surpass SARS epidemic as infections grow abroad; WHO calls for emergency committee meeting

Jan. 29, 2020

Foundation steps in to help CDC fight coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

What you need to know about coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

Here’s how coronavirus spreads on a plane -- and the safest place to sit

Jan. 28, 2020

Chinese outbreak fear spurs worldwide face mask shortage

Jan. 28, 2020

Coronavirus protection: Do N95 masks work? Should I wear a face mask amid outbreak?

Jan. 28, 2020

How helpful are face masks in preventing the spread of disease

Jan. 27, 2020

Atlanta’s airport 1 of 5 where CDC is screening passengers amid coronavirus outbreak

Jan. 27, 2020

Answering your questions about the Wuhan coronavirus

Jan. 27, 2020

Coronavirus: How is the deadly virus different to SARS and Ebola?

Jan. 25, 2020

What we know about the mysterious, pneumonia-like coronavirus spreading in China and elsewhere

Jan. 25, 2020

Coronavirus spurs a run of face masks. But do they work?

Jan. 24, 2020

Coronavirus claims 15 more lives in China; first three cases reported in Europe; first case reported in Australia; 2 cases confirmed in U.S.

Jan. 24, 2020

New coronavirus in the U.S.: What is isolation?

Jan. 24, 2020

Does wearing a mask while traveling ward off illness? Here’s what experts say

Jan. 24, 2020

Georgia hospitals on lookout for new flu-like virus

Jan. 24, 2020

How the new coronavirus differs from SARS, measles and Ebola

Jan. 23, 2020

Emory doctor speaks on impact of coronavirus

Jan. 23, 2020

Coronavirus screening

Jan. 23, 2020

U.S. readiness for a viral outbreak has improved, but there’s a long way to go

Jan. 22, 2020

Dr. Carlos del Rio on the coronavirus: “It is a very complex situation that we face

Jan. 21, 2020

Atlanta airport begins screening after first U.S. case of coronavirus

Jan. 21, 2020