New Coronavirus Testing Guidelines | NYC Health + Hospitals

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New Coronavirus Testing Guidelines

In line with New York City Department of Health recommendations, NYC Health + Hospitals is no longer testing patients for COVID-19 who do not require hospitalization.

  • If you are sick with fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat, you must stay inside and isolate yourself from others.
  • Isolate yourself for at least 7 days from when your symptoms started. You must also be without fever during the last 3 days of your isolation.
  • Please only go to the emergency room if you are severely ill.
  • We are asking every New Yorker, regardless of symptoms, to stay inside your home.
  • Staying home can save the life of another New Yorker.

Together we can slow the spread and protect those at higher risk of severe illness.

WE ALWAYS PUT PATIENTS FIRST