Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)

Feb 27, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first possible U.S. case of community-spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), in a patient in northern California with no known potential exposure through travel or another infected patient.
Feb 26, 2020
On this Advancing Health podcast, AHA’s Akin Demehin, director of policy, speaks to Colleen Kraft, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University, about novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Kraft was a physician leader during the West African…
Feb 25, 2020
he novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will spread in the U.S., and hospitals, communities and individuals should ramp up their preparedness efforts, Nancy Messonnier, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said.
Feb 24, 2020
The World Health Organization said that for the time being it will not categorize the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic, mainly because of the virus’ contained spread and lack of large-scale severe disease and deaths.
Feb 21, 2020
AHA webinar on conronavirus featuring Rebecca Bartles, executive director of system infection prevention at Providence St. Joseph Health in Washington state, which was the first health care organization to care for a patient in the U.S. with COVID-19.
Feb 21, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a new travel-related case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in northern California. The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services said it is also monitoring one other person who had close contact with the patient.
Feb 20, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has created a Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code (U0001) specifically for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
Feb 19, 2020
More than 100 additional Americans today left a cruise ship quarantined due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and must wait 14 days before entering the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Feb 18, 2020
More than 300 citizens returned to the U.S. Sunday from a quarantined cruise ship off the coast of Japan, including 14 who tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Department announced.
Feb 18, 2020
At Issue: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring and collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) on an outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The new coronavirus (COVID-19), to date, has resulted in…