From:                                         UCSD Pediatrics <>

Sent:                                           Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:42 PM

To:                                               UCSD Pediatrics

Cc:                                               Taheri, Deborah

Subject:                                     Pediatrics NEWS FLASH: COVID-19 Updates for Faculty & MSPs

Attachments:                          COVID19 Leave Policy.pdf; Coronavirus-Faculty Communication v3.pdf


Importance:                            High


Department of Pediatrics




COVID-19 Updates for

UCSD Faculty & MSP Physicians












COVID-19 Leave Policy & Procedures

Under Executive Order, the University has authorized a grant of up to 16 days (128 hours) of paid administrative leave for employees unable to work for COVID-19 related reasons.

·         Please review the attached detailed document regarding COVID-19 Leave Policy & Procedures


Personal Risk & Transmission of Infection to Family Members

Drs. Alice Pong, John Bradley, Mark Sawyer and Tina Chambers have prepared a detailed document (attached) intended to address healthcare workers’ questions about personal risk and transmission of infection to your family members. Hopefully this information will provide comfort in knowing that you can safely provide care for your patients during this COVID-19 outbreak.

Guidance for NIH-funded Research Studies Affected by COVID-19

The NIH recognizes the significant effects that this emergency is having on NIH-funded clinical trials and other human subjects studies and has issued the following advisories:

·         NOT-OD-20-087 —Guidance for NIH-funded Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Studies Affected by COVID-19

·          NOT-OD-20-086 — Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19

·          NOT-OD-20-083 — General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19

·          NOT-OD-20-082 — NIH Late Application Policy Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)



Department of Pediatrics Communications:  Debbie Taheri