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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Latest Updates:

In order to ensure the health and safety of our LKSOM and North Philadelphia communities as well as allowing students to successfully complete their studies for the year, we are making the following changes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester:

  • Classes are moving online for First-Year and Second-Year students, effective Monday March 16, 2020.
  • All clinical rotations will be suspended until Monday, May 11th. Online learning is being rolled out to the rotations. These changes will not affect the ability of 4th year students to graduate in May 2020. We are also working to ensure the changes will not affect the residency application process for 3rd year students.
  • All volunteer and extracurricular activities are suspended, effective Monday March 16, 2020.
  • There is no allowable LKSOM-sponsored travel, either domestic or international – NO exceptions. We cannot mandate guidelines for personal travel, but please recognize that CDC guidelines will apply upon your return which could include a 14-day self-quarantine.
  • LKSOM faculty and staff should follow department guidelines.
  • MERB and all other LKSOM buildings are only open for essential personnel (including physicians, researchers, and certain staff). All others should not enter the buildings.
  • Student Health Services is open in the Student Faculty Center from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm each day (closed 11:15am to 12:15pm). This schedule is subject to change at any time, so please call ahead to confirm: 215-707-4088
  • There are no allowable visitors to our campus at this time.
  • Further updates will follow as this evolving situation dictates.

Support our Efforts

As the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Temple Health actively respond to the significant and growing public health threat facing our region and the nation, you can join our efforts to challenge this crisis as one. Philanthropic support for our emergency funds will help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and its ripple effects:

  • The Student Emergency Fund supports Lewis Katz School of Medicine students with emergency items and services needed to support their health, well-being and continued medical education.
  • The Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund supports the hospital in its immediate ability to respond to the current COVID-19 emergency.
  • The Community Emergency Fund supports the immediate and evolving needs of the Philadelphia’s most vulnerable populations—especially senior citizens, immunocompromised and chronically ill neighbors and families with small children.

Gifts of every amount make a difference. Thank you!

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