Dec. 31, 2019
China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was eventually identified.
Jan. 13, 2020
Officials confirm a case of COVID-19 in Thailand, the first recorded case outside of China.
Jan. 21, 2020
First case of COVID-19 in the US: a man in Washington state who had traveled to Wuhan.
Jan. 31, 2020
First case of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County.
February 4, 2020
Stanford University institutes travel restrictions to China with mandatory two-week self-isolation upon return.
February 26, 2020
Stanford includes South Korea in travel restrictions.
February 28, 2020
Stanford extends travel restrictions to include Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Iran, and Italy.
March 3, 2020
Stanford recommends university units to cancel or postpone events they are hosting between March 4 and April 15 that involve more than 150 participants and institutues more frequent cleaning on common areas and commonly touched surfaces.
March 4, 2020
Stanford restricts all university-sponsored international travel and recommends against university-sponsored domestic travel as well as all personal travel both international and domestic.
March 6, 2020
Stanford Hospital announces it is caring for COVID-19 patients.
March 10, 2020
Stanford Surgery hosts first COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting.
Division of Clinical Anatomy puts body donations on hold until further notice.
Spring Quarter classes moved online.
March 12, 2020
Stanford Surgery implements the CDC guidelines that recommend canceling all elective cases.
April 10, 2020
Test for antibodies against novel coronavirus developed at Stanford Medicine
The new test screens for antibodies to the virus in plasma, the liquid in blood, to provide information about a person’s immune response to an infection.
April 16, 2020
Department Chair Dr. Mary Hawn describes our "thoughtful reintroduction of elective surgeries" at the Stanford Medicine Town Hall on COVID-19.
April 17, 2020
Opening Up America Again | The White House
President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts.
April 21, 2020
Autopsies reveal first confirmed U.S. coronavirus deaths occurred in California in February
Coronavirus: Autopsies reveal the first confirmed U.S. COVID-19 deaths occurred in Bay Area in February.
April 22, 2020
California to Resume Scheduled Surgeries Amid Outbreak
California Gov. Gavin Newsom loosened the state’s stay-at-home order on Wednesday to let hospitals resume scheduled surgeries, the first step toward reopening the nation’s most populous state that has been shut down for more than a month because of the coronavirus pandemic.
May 4, 2020
May 26, 2020
Medical students resume surgical clerkships
June 6, 2020
All Stanford Surgery Wet Labs reopen in Stage 1.
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