Coronavirus Resources

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.

Team Members

Review internal updates and information (Intranet).

Academic Students, Faculty Members and Staff

Check university information.

School of Medicine and School of Nursing Students

Check with your dean’s office for guidance.

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 Blood Test Can Predict Disease Severity

The COVID-19 discovery could lead to new treatments to prevent deadly “cytokine storms." It also helps explain why diabetes contributes to worse…

FCC Grant to Expand UVA Health’s COVID-19 Telehealth Care

The $767,139 grant will fund important equipment and network upgrades to enhance COVID-19 care.

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Visitation Permitted at UVA Inpatient Units, Procedural Areas Beginning June 23

UVA Health will permit additional visitation to its inpatient units and procedural areas.

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COVID-19 Collaboration Reducing Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities

A collaborative COVID-19 program is saving lives at long-term care facilities and offers a model for communities across the country, doctors…

UVA Physicians, Medical Students Launch COVID-19 Podcast

The COVID-19 podcast series includes advice to protect your health along with a behind-the-scenes look at UVA Health’s patient care and research…

Coronavirus Articles

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

Smoking has been attributed to a variety of illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. But smoking also may put you at increased…

Why I Stay: A Nurse’s Experience Taking Care of Coronavirus Patients

Registered nurse Meredith Farmer contributed this post. She works on UVA Medical Center’s general medicine unit and has been caring for patients…

Quiz: Is Now the Time to Reschedule that Postponed Surgery?

Many states, including Virginia, have eased restrictions around elective surgeries and appointments. Take a quiz to find out if it's time to…

Am I Having a Panic Attack? Symptoms, Techniques & Treatments

Your heart is racing, you start to sweat and feel dizzy. You have a sudden and overwhelming sense of fear. You may actually be having a panic…