Latest News on COVID-19


Electives surgeries have resumed. Read the latest on COVID-19 safety procedures and protocols.

Update March 14, 2020: Beginning Monday, March 16th, all elective procedures and surgeries at Columbia/NYP will be postponed. Please read the full statement from our partner hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian, below:

"In response to the current COVID-19 public health crisis, and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to postpone all elective procedures and surgeries beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. The health and safety of our patients and staff are always our top priority.  We believe that taking this step now is in the best interest of all, and will help us to further concentrate on the adequacy of our equipment and supplies during this challenging period.  

All NewYork-Presbyterian hospitals will remain open. Urgent and emergency surgeries and procedures will continue.

We ask that you please contact your doctor’s office to receive more information about your specific care, including rescheduling. Additionally, we have established a dedicated hotline at 646-697-4000.

We apologize for the inconvenience this poses to you and your family, and we appreciate your understanding."

More Resources

To keep you up to date during these times, CUIMC & NewYork-Presbyterian have created a site with COVID-19 resources for all our patients, which is the first place new information will be available:

You can also check in with us on Twitter or Facebook for more updates.

Video Appointments

To help you stay safe while still receiving the care you need, many of our surgeons are participating in video appointments. Call your surgeon’s office directly by using the phone number listed on their faculty bio to find out if video appointments are an option for you.