Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Human coronavirus is not uncommon, but this is a new strain, and experts are still learning about it. The US Centers for Disease Control anticipates there will be more cases reported in the United States in the coming weeks. 

If You Have an Appointment Scheduled

Lifespan is taking steps to make sure our facilities remain a safe place for everyone and to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus COVID-19.
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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.
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Recent Updates and Information

The US Centers for Disease Control is closely monitoring the coronavirus and investigating cases in the United States. 
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See an interactive map of affected areas »

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Coronavirus: What You Should Know

While there are several strains of coronavirus, the current outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, is considered a “novel” coronavirus. That means it is not typical because it was transmitted from non-human animals to humans, and now it is being transmitted from human to human.

Lifespan's Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

Lifespan has taken many steps to prepare for the possible spread of the virus to our region and our response is the result of concerted coordination across the Lifespan system.
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