WashU Med COVID-19 Update: April 9, 2020

Current COVID-19 stats, Virtual visits: Meeting health-care needs at home, Clinical trial launches to evaluate antimalarial drugs for COVID-19 treatment, Renal division makes DIY hand sanitizer, Observing patient privacy rights of coworkers, Call for proposals: COVID-19 social and policy countermeasures, Lunch: Courtesy of donors and area restaurants, WashU doctors answer coronavirus questions, Important numbers and links

Message from the Dean and Chancellor: April 9

Our world-class medical and research institution would be nothing without the nurses, medical assistants and other staff who walk through our doors every morning ready to work. This is even more true now, as we face this enormous new challenge.

WashU Med COVID-19 Update (PDF)

Current COVID-19 stats, New questions added to the employee screening, If we can’t find you … we can’t notify you! No-visitor policy in effect, COVID-19 hotline for BJC/WUSM employees, Public can donate homemade masks, Hours are changing for on-campus cafeterias, services, How your computer could help find a vaccine, Talking with your kids about COVID, Share hero stories

WashU Med COVID-19 Update (PDF)

Current COVID-19 stats, BJH and WUSM sterilize N95s for safe extended use, Neurointensive care unit modified for COVID-19 patients, Clinical trial evaluates effectiveness of COVID-19
blood plasma as treatment, Why washing your hands and social distancing work, Student volunteers provide crisis services

WashU Med COVID-19 Update (PDF)

Current COVID-19 stats, Wear it right: Follow proper protocols for wearing a respirator or surgical mask, Mental health resources provide support to medical community, Piloting ICU patient transfers, Avoid the grocery store with pop-up market, Don’t be THAT guy, In the U.S., coronavirus is killing more men than women

WashU Med COVID-19 Update (PDF)

Current COVID-19 stats, Our commitment to your safety, Hand sanitizer being made on-site, Medical Campus students mobilize to help health-care workers, community, Barnes-Jewish Hospital readies for tsunami of COVID19 cases, Heroes work beyond these walls, Share more hero stories

WashU Med COVID-19 Update (PDF)

Current COVID-19 stats, Expanded use of personal protective equipment (PPE), Probationary period paused for School of Medicine investigator track faculty, Updates to ordering COVID tests in Epic, Loss of smell and taste can be signs of coronavirus, sometimes the only signs, Can plasma from COVID-19 survivors help others battle the disease?

Message from the dean and chancellor

One constant remains and it is you and your dedication to our purpose, to our patients and their
families, and to our community. It is the most extraordinary thing to watch all of you, our faculty, staff,
and students, harness your ingenuity and drive to meet this enormous challenge.

WashU Med COVID-19 Update (PDF)

Current COVID-19 stats, BJC, WUSM open second testing site for employees only, Updates to licensure requirements for telehealth, Students summarize available COVID-19 research literature, Local businesses take care of health-care workers, Eight ways to stay well while sheltering in place, Ventilators can save lives of some COVID-19 patients, but they’re no panacea, A shared sentiment

WashU Med COVID-19 Update (PDF)

Current COVID-19 stats, Complete online employee self-screening before entering clinical sites, Housing requests for essential “on-site” employees, Providing meals to frontline workers, First cell treatment to fight the coronavirus awaits FDA
approval for clinical trial.