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Coronavirus (COVID-19):
What to Know

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Visitor Policy Change due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

In response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak and in line with our revised Visitation Guidelines, only select entrances will be open at each Hospital throughout the NewYork-Presbyterian system. All other entrances will be closed and inaccessible to patients, visitors, and staff. The health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, and our communities remain our top priority at NewYork-Presbyterian. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

See the list of entrances


Health and safety are always our top priorities at NewYork-Presbyterian. We have been preparing and planning for COVID-19 and will continue to provide the exceptional care all of our patients and families have come to expect from us every day.

Most people will only have mild symptoms, but some can become very sick. Symptoms can include fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

The CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear between two and 14 days after exposure.

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and have symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your symptoms and any recent travel. You can also utilize NewYork-Presbyterian’s virtual care platform NYP OnDemand to meet with a doctor by video conference. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your doctor will determine whether or not you 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.

We understand how important the support of loved ones and friends is to patients during their hospital stay. At the same time, the new coronavirus requires us to temporarily adjust our visiting policy in order to keep our patients and visitors safe from infection. Please see our updated visitor guidelines at:

The CDC provides recommendations—called travel notices—on postponing or canceling travel. These notices are based on assessments of the potential health risks involved in traveling to a certain area. Here is a list of destinations with travel notices.


For more information

COVID-19: Online Screening Tool

If you are concerned about whether you may have COVID-19, complete our online screening tool. The tool will help determine your risk level based on your symptoms and travel history. Please note, this tool is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms such as a severe cough, severe shortness of breath, high fever, or other concerning symptoms, immediately call your doctor or dial 9-1-1.