Coping with COVID-19: Loving People Over Things
We are inundated every day with images of what we should be doing, what clothes to wear, what drinks to drink, what car to drive… All of this makes it very easy to get our priorities backward.
A significant viral outbreak of a new type of coronavirus named “2019 Novel Coronavirus” or “COVID-19” is affecting a large number of countries around the world, including the United States.
As of May 25, there are 30,305 confirmed cases in Ohio, including 5,310 in Franklin County.
The Ohio State University has suspended face-to-face instruction and moved to virtual instruction through the remainder of Spring semester. Campuses remain open, but with limitations.
The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is closely following recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to ensure that we’re prepared to diagnose and treat any patients with the disease.
For updated information on the international outbreak, follow the daily World Health Organization Situation Report.
We're taking precautions to ensure a safe environment for all patients, visitors and staff. If you have flu-like symptoms, including fever or cough, and have an upcoming appointment, please call your provider to let them know.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve implemented new visitor restrictions at our hospitals.
The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center team routinely works closely with local and state public health officials to coordinate our response to these types of outbreaks based on recommendations from the CDC.
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