Covid-19 Prevention & Health-Related Information
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention &
Executive Order Requiring the Wearing of Facial Coverings:
Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.
Executive Order Issued Requiring Wearing of Facial Coverings
NY Convalescent Plasma Program:
The New York Blood Center is collecting plasma donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19. If you are a recovered patient and are interested in donating your plasma to help others, please go to the New York Blood Center website at https://nybc.org/donate-blood/convalescent-plasma/.
Coronavirus Fact Sheet
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus - fever, cough, congestion, and shortness of breath - call the White Plains Hospital hotline for further screening at 914-681-2900 before you head to the Emergency Department. The CDC is now also citing the following symptoms as possible indicators of Coronavirus: Chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.
Please note that as of March 16th, visitors are no longer allowed to enter the Hospital or Center for Cancer Care. Please see White Plains Hospital website for more information.
Concerned about exposure, but have no symptoms? Call the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) at 888-364-3065. This hotline is staffed 24/7.
Tips for Prevention:
We urge everyone to continue to practice common sense preventive measures. While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses: