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Your guide to understanding coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Welcome to Grand Rounds, your personal healthcare assistant and trusted source for timely information around coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Experiencing symptoms?

Use our 2-minute symptom checker based on CDC guidelines to help you understand your risk and take the right next steps in case of exposure to the virus.

What medications to take and avoid if you have a fever

What precautions to take if you are getting food delivered to your home

Tips for managing feelings of anxiety from having to stay home

Watch our latest Facebook Live event

Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ami Parekh, answered your questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) live. 

Previous week: Facebook Live Event 3/13

Join our Facebook Live event, Wednesday, April 1st at 4pm PT/7pm ET where our experts will answer questions and address concerns regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

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Dr. Parekh is the Chief Medical Officer at Grand Rounds and previously led Population Health and Clinical Integration for the University of California, San Francisco Health systems.

Ami Parekh, MD, JD

Chief Medical Officer

Our Next Facebook Live Event:

Wednesday, April 1st at 4pm PT/7pm ET

Post your question by Tuesday at 4pm PT/7pm ET. Our experts will use your questions to guide the discussion. You can also submit questions via Facebook or Twitter direct message.

Are you a Grand Rounds member and experiencing symptoms? Call 1-800-929-0926 to get in touch with our clinical staff or log in to your account.

Coronavirus FAQs

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has now reached every continent except Antarctica and with daily news reports and information sharing, it can be hard to know what steps to take. Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.  

  • How is it transmitted? Like the flu, COVID-19 is passed through coughing, sneezing, and close personal contact to surfaces or people who have the virus.
  • What are the symptoms? Fever and cough are the most common symptoms, but some experience shortness of breath. Symptoms appear between 2-14 days after exposure. 
  • How prevalent is it in the United States? As of March 23, there have been over 33,000 confirmed cases, with 400 fatalities.
  • How can I protect myself? Good hygiene! Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizers (with at least 60% alcohol content) can be helpful too. Other preventive measures and preparedness planning can be found here
  • Should I avoid traveling? The U.S. Department of State has issued travel advisories for several countries. Stay up to date and plan accordingly.

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