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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions at St. Jude

St. Jude and ALSAC have been working diligently to ensure the health and safety of our patients, families and employees.

We have made great progress since the pandemic began to keep our campus safe from COVID-19. We have created new policies and instituted safety measures for campus zoning, masking and physical distancing. Most of our employee population has received the COVID-19 vaccine.

The delta variant is the predominant variant in the U.S. and many other parts of the world, including Memphis and Shelby County. Data show the delta variant spreads more quickly and causes more severe illness than other COVID-19 variants.

At this time, St. Jude remains closed to visitors and tours.

  1. Visitor access to St. Jude is restricted.

    Tours

    All campus tours are canceled until further notice.

    Events

    All patient and family events are canceled until further notice. 

    All on-campus scientific and medical conferences, events, symposia and workshops involving non-St. Jude employees are canceled. We will publicize when campus is open for future events.

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    St. Jude will continue to monitor this situation and will follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Thanks for your support of St. Jude and for helping keep our patients, families and staff safe.

    Read the latest updates about COVID-19 from the World Health Organization. >

  2. St. Jude is now allowing two family caregivers to accompany patients as long as both are vaccinated against COVID-19. Nasal swab testing will no longer be required for vaccinated caregivers unless they are showing signs of COVID-19 infection. However, all patient family members must continue to wear masks while on campus.

    To learn more about our COVID-19 guidelines, what to expect when coming to campus for treatment, and to get other information about COVID-19:

  3. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we, like many organizations, experience some delays in normal business processes, such as processing donations received by mail. We're grateful to all of our supporters and remain committed to acknowledging all gifts in a timely manner.  We understand that the COVID-19 crisis may have changed your financial situation. If you need to check the status of your donation, call us at (800) 822-6344 or manage your monthly donation online.

    If you're interested in other ways to contribute to our mission during this time, please see our list of suggestions.

 
 
St. Jude logo and Cover for the Kids logo
 

Our request is simple: Have children wear a mask when they are in school. Wear a mask whenever you are in public.

 
 
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Getting vaccinated is a critical step in ending the pandemic. We ask that you join us in being an advocate for COVID-19 vaccines.

 
 
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An Open Letter from James R. Downing M.D., President and CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital