Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
If You Have an Appointment, Test or Surgery Scheduled
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.
Please read these guidelines before coming in for your appointment »
Get the Facts about Coronavirus Vaccines
COVID Vaccine Q&A
Karen Tashima, MD, an infectious diseases specialist and the director of clinical trials at the Immunology Center at The Miriam Hospital, discusses the vaccines for COVID-19 and answers common questions about vaccines in general and those developed specifically for COVID-19.
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Lifespan Begins Offering COVID-19 Vaccine to Its Frontline Health Care Workers
Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest health care system, has begun rapidly administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to its frontline workers. Lifespan was one the first recipients in the nation to obtain vaccine for COVID-19.
Read more about vaccine distribution at Lifespan »
Lifespan Alternative Hospital Site at the Rhode Island Convention Center
Lifespan and Rhode Island Hospital have partnered with Rhode Island state leaders to develop an Alternative Hospital Site at the Rhode Island Convention Center to provide care for hospitalized COVID-19 patients when additional hospital space is needed for more seriously ill patients.
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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.