Covid-19 Prevention & Health-Related Information

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention &
Health-Related Information

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

Prevention Information:
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:

· Stay at home.
· Practice social distancing.
· Wash hands for approximately 20 seconds using soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with bleach.
· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put your used tissue in a waste basket. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands. Remember to wash your hands after coughing.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
· Stay at home if you are sick. Stay away from people who are sick.
· The elderly and those with chronic illnesses should stay at home and practice social distancing. Do not risk your health by going out.

Tips for Prevention in Spanish

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