Over the last week, infection control and emergency preparedness leaders from across the Partners HealthCare system have been addressing planning for the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as patient concerns with the media.

  • Boston’s infection control leaders, including Daniel Kuritzkes, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Matthew R. Leibowitz, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital warn the public not to be cavalier about COVID:19. Read why in the Boston Globe.

  • Paul Sax, MD, a specialist in infectious diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital, says precautions like social distancing are necessary to help flatten the curve. Learn more on WCVB.

  • Paul Biddinger, MD, Director of the Center for Disaster Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Medical Director, Emergency Preparedness, Partners HealthCare, shares what preparations the hospital and the Partners system is making for coronavirus. Learn more on the Washington Post.

  • Estevan Garcia, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, explains facts about coronavirus. Learn more on WWLP.

  • Mark Lemons, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, offers advice on when you should get tested for COVID-19. Learn more on WCVB.

  • Erica Shenoy, MD, PhD, Associate Chief of the Infection Control Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, shares what elements can raise an individual’s risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe illness as a result. Learn more on Boston.com.