Health care workers (HCWs) are at high risk for exposure to SARS-CoV2 from patients and co-workers, and many have died. Occupational health care providers in the U.S. are currently developing and implementing emergency protocols for protecting HCWs from COVID-19. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidance on return to work for HCW with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. In addition, there are many challenging clinical and administrative issues for occupational health providers. Speakers will describe current knowledge about the epidemiology, treatment, and virology of COVID, followed by recommendations for best practices for occupational health providers. Of special note, an attending physician with recently occupationally acquired COVID infection will describe her own experience with this disease. The presentations will be followed by live, moderated Q&A.
Robert Harrison, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation of COVID-19.
Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco
Virology of and Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19
Chaz Langelier, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco
Occupationally Acquired COVID Infection: A Personal Experience
Coleen Kivlahan, MD, MSPH, Professor of Family Community Medicine, UC San Francisco
Occupational Health Management of COVID-19
Robert Harrison, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco