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‘Social distancing:’ What does it mean, and how do we do it?

In order to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19, Americans and many around the world are being told to avoid doing most of what fills our daily lives — and practice what has been called “extreme” social distancing.

Movement and travel restrictions may seem extreme, but they’re needed, say experts

Why we’re being asked to “social distance” and “shelter-in-place” — and what it all means

COVID-19 Testing at Weill Cornell Medicine

Tests are currently limited to the sickest patients, meaning those who are hospitalized. As testing becomes faster and more widely available, Weill Cornell Medicine will offer tests to more patients who are not hospitalized.

COVID-19: A New Pandemic

The worldwide spread of the new disease known as COVID-19 has created a global health crisis unseen in modern times, triggering dramatic efforts to slow its spread. Here is what scientists know – and what they are racing to learn – about COVID-19.What is COVID-19?COVID-19 is a respiratory infection caused by a virus that is part of the coronavirus family, whose members typically cause the common cold. About 80% of people who become ill have mild symptoms such as fever, dry cough and fatigue,... Read More

What Cancer Patients Should Know about COVID-19

Physicians and staff within the division of Hematology and Oncology are committed to protecting the health and safety of our cancer patient community in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). We are here to provide guidance and support during this challenging time, and understand that the current situation may create additional stressors for cancer patients and their loved ones.  Please know that we remain dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our cancer community and that ... Read More

Podcast: COVID-19 Information for Parents and Children

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Dr. Carolyn Hiltebeitel discusses COVID-19 information for parents and children, including symptoms to watch out for, social distancing and how we can all help stop the spread of this potentially deadly virus.

What Parents Should Know about COVID-19

COVID-19—also known as the coronavirus—is a new disease that appears similar to other respiratory diseases, such as the common cold, influenza, or pneumonia. Scientists are still learning how it spreads and how it affects children.  Older adults and immunocompromised individuals are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. Children without an underlying condition do not appear to be at risk of developing severe symptoms from the virus.  If you or your child has developed a... Read More

What Pregnant Women Should Know about COVID-19

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is a new disease. Scientists are still learning how it spreads and how it affects different populations, including pregnant women. Older adults and immunocompromised individuals are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill. If you are pregnant and have developed a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other respiratory symptoms: please call your healthcare provider or our hotline at (646) 697-4000 before visiting any of our locations.

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

For most of the American public, the immediate health risk from the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, is considered low. People in communities where ongoing community spread of the virus has been reported are at elevated, though still relatively low, risk of exposure.The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to travel from person to person through droplets in the air, and from surfaces to people who touch the droplets. While some patients have died, so far it seems that most cases are... Read More

Colorectal Cancer Facts and Risk Factors

Learn more about colorectal cancer Facts and Risk Factors.