Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
If You Have an Appointment, Test or Surgery Scheduled
As hospitalizations begin to decline and Rhode Island slowly begins the process of carefully “reopening,” we are doing the same at Lifespan. The safety of our patients and staff remains our highest priority. Lifespan has taken steps to make sure our facilities remain a safe place for everyone and to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus COVID-19.
William Cioffi, MD, Lifespan’s chief of surgery, describes how Lifespan’s hospitals are resuming surgical
procedures after postponing non-critical cases due to COVID-19, including what kinds of surgeries will be
performed and how staff and patients are being kept safe.
Don't Delay Medical Care if You Need It
A reluctance to come to the hospital for fear of exposure to COVID-19 is dangerous because it can lead to devastating delays in care. Lifespan has many procedures and protocols in place to keep patients safe in the hospital, especially during the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus: What You Should Know
While there are several strains of coronavirus, the current outbreak is considered non-typical because it was transmitted from animals to people, and now is being transmitted from person to person.
- How to protect yourself and others
- COVID-19 FAQs
- What to do if you are sick or on quarantine
- Social distancing: What it is and how to practice it
- Learn more about symptoms
Recent Updates and Information
The US Centers for Disease Control is closely monitoring the coronavirus and investigating cases in the United States.
- Get the latest updates
- See an interactive map of affected areas
- Information for those who are at higher risk for severe illness (CDC.gov)
- How to take care of someone at home who has coronavirus (CDC.gov)
Kids and COVID: Information for Parents and Educators
Lifespan physicians and behavioral health clinicians are working hand-in-hand to provide parents, caregivers and educators resources to help families and children navigate these uncertain times.
Lifespan's Response to Coronavirus COVID-19
Lifespan has taken many steps in response to the spread of the virus, and our response is the result of concerted coordination across the Lifespan system.
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How You Can Help the Hospitals
Lifespan hospitals (Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Bradley Hospital and Newport Hospital) are accepting donations of money and equipment to support our emergency preparedness efforts.