In this issue of Anesthesiology, a series of Special Articles and Editorials discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for anesthesiologists. The issue was assembled in early April 2020, during the early stages of evolution of the pandemic in the United States. Chen et al. and a group of leaders from the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology and the Chinese Association of Anesthesiologists present recommendations from their experience in managing patients with COVID-19 during the perioperative period. Cover Illustration: A. Johnson, Vivo Visuals.

  • Kharasch and Jiang: Novel Coronavirus 2019 and Anesthesiology, p. 1289

  • Bowdle and Munoz–Price: Preventing Infection of Patients and Healthcare Workers Should Be the New Normal in the Era of Novel Coronavirus Epidemics, p. 1292

  • Chen et al.: Perioperative Management of Patients Infected with the Novel Coronavirus: Recommendation from the Joint Task Force of the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology and the Chinese Association of Anesthesiologists, p. 1307

  • Meng et al.: Intubation and Ventilation amid the COVID-19 Outbreak: Wuhan’s Experience, p. 1317

  • Zhang et al.: Response of Chinese Anesthesiologists to the COVID-19 Outbreak, p. 1333

  • Zhu et al.: Establishing and Managing a Temporary Coronavirus Disease 2019 Specialty Hospital in Wuhan, China, p. 1339

  • Greenland et al.: COVID-19 Infection: Implications for Perioperative and Critical Care Physicians, p. 1346

  • Luo et al.: Precautions for Intubating Patients with COVID-19, p. 1616