As a large academic health system and a national leader with deep experience preparing for
and caring for patients with communicable diseases, Penn Medicine is always at the ready to
respond to global public health issues.
While there have been no confirmed cases in Pennsylvania to date, out of an abundance of
caution to protect our patients and staff, we are following Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) recommendations for evaluation of patients who may be at risk of developing
the 2019-novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.
We are working closely with leaders from the CDC, the Pennsylvania Department of Health,
and local health officials to monitor this evolving situation and are prepared to quickly
adjust our procedures as more information about the virus becomes available.
Both the World Health Organization and the CDC offer helpful facts and information about
this novel virus, including guidance about possible symptoms, prevention, and travel
restrictions. Learn more on their websites.