2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Quick Summary

  • All hospitals are aware of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) threat that the World Health Organization has termed a “global health emergency.”
  • As hospitals review their infection control protocols, MHA is sharing this 26-page 2019 Novel Coronavirus Toolkit that Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Disaster Medicine created.
  • At MHA’s Physician Leadership Council meeting this week, physician and hospital representatives in attendance agreed the MGH toolkit could be of help to many facilities revisiting their own procedures.

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Resources

The Massachusetts DPH has created this website for the public and providers to give updates on 2019-nCoV.

The most frequently updated information is from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at this website.

Clinicians who see patients with recent travel to Wuhan who have a fever, lower respiratory tract symptoms (such as shortness of breath and cough), and/or contact with a known novel coronavirus patient, should contact the Massachusetts Department of Public Health 24/7 at (617) 983-6800 for assistance. Further clinical guidance can be found in this DPH Clinical Advisory.

Your MHA contact on the novel coronavirus is V.P. of Clinical Affairs Patricia Noga, R.N. at pnoga@mhalink.org.