In the past week, residents of Seattle and King County have been inundated with news about the growing number of confirmed cases of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus. While state and local governments are mobilizing emergency funds to respond to this outbreak, University of Washington Housestaff Association (UWHA) resident physicians are working hard to take care of their patients who are now at risk. UWHA residents and fellows make up approximately twenty percent of the physicians in King County and are on the front-lines of patient care alongside nurses, technicians, and many other healthcare workers. We recognize that this is a particularly scary time for our community. To that end, UWHA residents stand united in reaffirming our utmost commitment to patient safety and health. We are your doctors; we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best care possible.
In the interim, please refer to this FAQ resource that UW Medicine has provided to patients: https://www.uwmedicine.org/coronavirus
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the UWHA. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.