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St. Jude COVID-19 Update for March 25, 2020

Memphis, Tennessee, March 25, 2020

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis

The health and safety of our patients, families and employees are our highest priority. 

Starting today, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in adherence with Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s Safer at Home order, will have only St. Jude employees who perform essential functions on campus. All other employees are at home.

In addition, St. Jude is conducting enhanced COVID-19 screenings on all employees providing patient care. The enhanced screenings include daily symptoms checks and periodic COVID-19 testing. These screenings will improve our ability to identify possible infections in patient care workers early and minimize the spread of the virus. This is a vital tool to keep our patients – many of whom have compromised immune systems – safe.

We are deeply appreciative of our employees as they continue to work hard to care for our patients and keep our campus safe.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. To learn more, visit stjude.org or follow St. Jude on social media at @stjuderesearch.