COVID-19 Updates

Updated daily: Stanford Medicine is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the latest news on COVID-19 testing, treatment, tracking data, and medical research. Our top priority is the safety of our patients, our employees, and our community.


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After the pandemic hit, Stanford Hospital’s Food Service workers took on a new charge: To lift spirits and nourish doctors, nurses, staff, and patients with delicious foods and a taste of home.

This special report explores the impact of the pandemic and how Stanford health workers, researchers, students and teachers are uniting to fight it.

With COVID-19 information evolving daily, the Stanford Health Care pharmacy team had to prepare for the unexpected in its vaccine rollout.

65% of people in the U.S. will be partially vaccinated by July 4 — but for Hispanic and Black people, rates are lower.

The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are the first to use the RNA coding molecule to prompt our bodies to fight the virus. 

Media Statement

Stanford Medicine strongly supports the use of face masks to control the spread of COVID-19.

A study on the efficacy of face masks against COVID-19 published in the November 2020 issue of the journal Medical Hypotheses is not a “Stanford study.” The author’s affiliation is inaccurately attributed to Stanford, and we have requested a correction. The author, Baruch Vainshelboim, had no affiliation with the VA Palo Alto Health System or Stanford at the time of publication and has not had any affiliation since 2016, when his one-year term as a visiting scholar on matters unrelated to this paper ended.