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Feedback: The rumor mill is going and the word is that NIH has COVID-19 patients at the Clinical Center. If it’s true, then NIH should notify its employees. If it’s false, then say so. I don’t mind if we do have COVID-19 patients, but I think NIH needs to be transparent.
Response from the Office of Communications and Public Liaison
The Clinical Center does not have, and has not had, any patients with known COVID-19 infection. The hospital is equipped and prepared to accept patients with COVID-19, if needed, but is not scheduled to receive patients at this time (3-13-20). NIH will inform staff ahead of receiving such patients.