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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Covid-19 information

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus first identified in December 2019. It is part of a larger family of viruses called coronavirus, some of which are in circulation normally and can cause illnesses like the common cold. There has been a rapid, exponential rise in the numbers of cases of COVID-19 across the United States.

GW’s main COVID-19 website with up-to-date information for the university community can be found by clicking here. A GW information hotline for COVID-19-related questions for faculty and staff can be accessed at 1-855-GWU-INFO (855-498-4636) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Highlights and Resources
Public health experts are providing expertise and guidance on various aspects of the pandemic, including preventative practices, epidemiology, and health policy, through the media, blogs, podcasts and more.

  • Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic

    In a collaboration with George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWSPH) and the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) we bring you a special edition of Healthy You; Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic. Every episode guest host and SMPA Director Frank Sesno will be joined by the amazing people who are working every day to guide us through the realities of COVID-19.

    Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic will explore the public health landscape of COVID-19 and how it impacts your personal health and wellbeing. Each week we aim to bridge the academic world of public health and the health-related decisions that individuals make daily.

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    Milken Institute School of Public Health has public health experts available to talk to the media about the ongoing crisis. To arrange an interview, please contact Kathy Fackelmann,, or Mina Radman, Press releases from the Milken Institute School of Public Health can be viewed here.
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    The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity has developed a novel, interactive tool that reveals which states may face shortages of key health care workers to treat COVID-19 patients, including respiratory therapists, intensivists, critical care nurses and others.
  • Dean Goldman
    Dean Lynn Goldman is hosting weekly webinars to update the community on the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars can be accessed through WebEx. More information and links to the WebEx are shared weekly on the Milken Institute School of Public Health Twitter account.
  • GWSPH's Medium blog
    GWSPH's Medium blog will share the expertise of faculty on all aspects of public health and how it relates to COVID-19. Faculty will share expertise on policy, communication, and the pandemic as it continues. Click here to read the blog.
  • Health Policy and Management Blog
    The federal government has recently taken several steps to address the public health crisis resulting from the coronavirus outbreak. Experts from GWSPH’s Department of Health Policy and Management have created a blog on legislative actions aimed at a comprehensive public health response to COVID-19. Read the blog, which will be updated with new developments, on the Health Policy Management Matters website.
  • Latest information, news articles featuring public health expertise, and more can be found by following Milken Institute School of Public Health on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.