Where can I get information regarding COVID-19, commonly referred to as a coronavirus?

At NYP, our goal is to keep staff, patients, and visitors safe during the outbreak of sickness caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). NYP is following directions from our local and state departments of health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our medical staff is trained to recognize patients who may have COVID-19 infection, and to keep the virus from spreading. Below is information about the virus and tips on how to stay healthy.

Here are tips on how to stay healthy:

  • Wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, rather than into your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces


What should I do if I recently traveled to countries on the CDC’s Restricted Travel list, which changes frequently, and have a fever or cough or shortness of breath?

In this situation, you should seek medical care. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your symptoms and recent travel. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your doctor may determine that you do not need to come in to be evaluated. Avoid contact with others and wear a face mask if you need to leave your home when you are sick. Follow the other steps described above to prevent transmission of respiratory viruses.


What should I do if I have been scheduled for an interview and feel sick and/or have visited a CDC restricted country?

Please contact HR Connects through the chat at the bottom right of your screen, or “Submit a request” so that we can reschedule your interview. 


For More Information:

NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to providing our patients with updated information. Please visit our website www.nyp.org for the latest news.

If you have concerns regarding COVID-19, please call NewYork-Presbyterian’s hotline at 646-697-4000. This hotline is available as a public service to provide information only and not to diagnose, treat, or render a medical opinion.

If you are not feeling well, consider using NewYork-Presbyterian’s Virtual Urgent Care for non-life-threatening symptoms such as fever, cough, upset stomach, or nausea. Learn more by visiting www.nyp.org/ondemand/urgent-care.


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