Coronavirus Resources

Questions?
Read our glossary of terms related to COVID-19, or call us with your questions.
Phone Number
Call 434.982.6843

Find the latest statistics and news on COVID-19 from the VDH and the CDC.

Clinical Information

Review internal updates and information (Intranet).

Academic Students, Faculty Members and Staff

Community Providers

Referring doctors and skilled nursing facilities can review guidance from AMDA.

Having Your Baby at UVA: An Online Conversation

Join this weekly, virtual talk with prenatal experts. Learn what to expect when you come to deliver your baby at the hospital. Get the latest updates on coronavirus policies and steps we're taking to keep you and your baby healthy. Get answers to your concerns.

When: Every Saturday at 11 a.m.

How: Join by video or phone at 202.860.2110

Password: DPaXWwtt734 (37299988 from phones) Access code: 611 705 837

kids washing hands to prevent coronavirus

Kids & Coronavirus

What to tell your kids about coronavirus and how to talk to them to ease their worries.

Talk to your kids about coronavirus

How to Wash Your Hands

Practice with your kids or as a family to make sure everyone’s doing it correctly.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold).
  2. Apply soap.
  3. Lather your hands with soap. Rub hands together. Don’t forget the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
  4. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Sing the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice as a simple timer.
  5. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  6. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
  7. If no soap is available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Coronavirus News

COVID-19 Discovery in Children May Inform Vaccines, Treatments

A commentary highlights how new COVID-19 findings have important implications for the development of vaccines and immune therapies for the disease.

UVA-Designed COVID-19 Swab to Support High-Priority Testing Across Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive 60,000 nasopharyngeal swabs weekly to support high-priority COVID-19 testing across the state, thanks to a…

When Can Kids Return to Sports After COVID-19? Doctors Weigh In

Pediatric cardiologists are offering important advice on when it is safe for children and teens to return to playing sports after recovering from…

Four Free Weekly COVID-19 Testing Events Planned

To help keep Charlottesville and the surrounding area safe, UVA Health is teaming up with the Virginia Department of Health, Thomas Jefferson Health…

Quality Heart and Lung Care Earns UVA International Award

Fewer than 30 hospitals worldwide have earned the award.

Coronavirus Articles

Afraid of Public Restrooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Afraid of Public Restrooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Before the pandemic, you likely never worried too much about using public bathrooms. Try these tips to make it as safe as possible.

Stroke & Coronavirus: What Younger Adults Need to Know

Stroke & Coronavirus: What Younger Adults Need to Know
As information about COVID-19 unfolded, doctors noticed a troubling trend. Some mildly ill young people developed blood clots and experienced strokes…

Q&A: Should Kids Go Back to School During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Q&A: Should Kids Go Back to School During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Are kids less likely to transmit coronavirus? What's the best approach for safe learning? Our experts weigh in.

Don’t Postpone Medical Care Any Longer: 5 Appointments You Should Reschedule

Don’t Postpone Medical Care Any Longer: 5 Appointments You Should Reschedule
As stay-at-home orders begin to ease, you should be thinking about more than going to your favorite restaurant. Now is the time to also reschedule…

Stop Smoking: One More Reason to Quit for Good

Stop Smoking: One More Reason to Quit for Good
Smoking has been attributed to a variety of illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. But smoking also may put you at increased…