Health and safety are always our top priorities at Weill Cornell Medicine. Even several months into the pandemic, we are closely watching updates from trusted healthcare organizations and governmental recommendations about the new coronavirus (COVID-19), and we remain committed to keeping you informed.
For ongoing developments about the COVID-19 vaccine, please review this information guide.
For the latest information about healthcare trends, COVID-19 guidelines and the care offered at Weill Cornell Medicine, be sure to check out our patient care blog.
Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, we currently recommend these preventative actions to help stop the spread of the coronavirus:
We’ve established a COVID Hotline at (646) 697-4000 as a public service solely to provide information — not to diagnose, treat, or render a medical opinion.
For any traveler to New York State from out of state, exempting the contiguous states, that need to test-out of the mandatory 14-day quarantine for New York State, you can obtain your second COVID diagnostic test on day 4 at any of our testing sites. Prior to coming in for your Covid test, you will first need to schedule a video visit with one of our providers. Please visit NYS DOH website for the travel advisory updates.
Reported symptoms due to infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 have ranged from mild to severe. Symptoms may include fever, cough or shortness of breath.
The CDC believe at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear between two and 14 days after exposure.
If you have been exposed or diagnosed by a healthcare professional, you might be provided with instructions for at-home self-monitoring. This includes checking yourself for fever and remaining alert to any changes in fever, cough or shortness of breath for 14 days.
At this time, COVID-19 testing and antibody tests are only available for existing patients at Weill Cornell Medicine Primary Care. If you are an existing patient and you have questions about these tests or want to know if you are a good candidate for either test, please give our department a call at (646) 962-8000.