COVID-19 Staff Resources
Mount Sinai is dedicated to the safety of our patients and staff. As we continue to meet the challenge of the pandemic, we want all Mount Sinai Health System employees to remain up to date on our emergency management and infection prevention measures. This page is open to the public but is intended primarily for the use of Mount Sinai staff.
If you have any COVID-19-related questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We strongly recommend that all staff receive a dose of the most up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine, and that you report your vaccination to Employee Health Services. For more information about the latest COVID-19 vaccines, please see our COVID-19 Facts and Resources page.
The well-being of our faculty and staff is critical. Find the resources you need—from basic needs like child care to your mental health and spiritual needs. This flyer (updated 2/15/23) is a quick guide to resources, and this flowchart (updated 10/3/23) explains the various mental health resources available to Mount Sinai faculty, staff, trainees, and students.
For help or guidance in navigating any of the well-being resources, and identifying the right resource for you, please call the Mount Sinai Center for Stress, Resilience and Personal Growth at 212-659-5564.
- Backup child care: Bright Horizons Backup Care™ is available for 10 days a year per employee to use when your primary caregiver is not available, a loved one needs companion care, or school is closed. Backup care can be used for children of all ages up to age 12. Bright Horizons provides center-based and/or in-home child care services. To register and reserve backup care, please visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/MountSinai.
- Mount Sinai Calm classes and services help Mount Sinai faculty, staff, students, and their loved ones manage stress. More than a dozen weekly classes are provided online via Zoom, including mindfulness, yoga, Tai Chi, and art for self-care. To receive our weekly schedule please send an email to 4Calm@mountsinai.org. To learn more about all our services and resources please visit our Calm website. And for information and resources designed to help the broader Mount Sinai community, helping our patients and neighbors improve their well-being by managing their stress, please visit Mount Sinai Calm for Patients.
- The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine provides daily music therapy sessions, virtual meditations, and a special trauma-based music psychotherapy program for staff.
- Mount Sinai Fit offers fitness and nutrition resources, including exercise videos and virtual exercise classes; nutrition counseling, recipes, and tips; and programs for managing diabetes and high blood sugar levels.
- The Recreation Office has discounted tickets to the theater, movies, sports, museums, and concerts, among other things.
Recharge Rooms provide an immersive relaxation experience using sound, light, scent, and music to address stress, trauma, and anxiety. Rooms are currently located as follows (updated 10/6/23):
Mount Sinai Beth Israel: 3 Linsky and Podell Room A, next to the auditorium
The Mount Sinai Hospital: Guggenheim Pavilion 6 West, next to Family Waiting Room
Mount Sinai Morningside: Hospital Building, 419 West 114th Street, Luke’s Café, back area.
Mount Sinai Queens: Pavilion Fifth Floor Conference Room, A5 228
Mount Sinai South Nassau: Former Albert Conference Room, near the cafeteria
Additional resources for leaders include:
Mount Sinai Employee Health Services (EHS) provides guidance for Health System staff who are ill, concerned about COVID-19 exposure, or need clearance to return to work.
If you have COVID-19-like symptoms or a recent positive test, report it to EHS here.
COVID-19 testing is available for Mount Sinai Health System staff. To learn more about Mount Sinai’s testing policy and criteria, please refer to the staff testing policy below.
You can call 212-844-1100, 8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday
Testing (Updated: 12/14/2023):
Mount Sinai Health System offers COVID-19 saliva PCR testing for staff through Employee Health Services (EHS). See below and refer to the following grid for guidelines on testing, monitoring, and return-to-work.
Staff may test for COVID-19 either with Employee Health Services (EHS), at a local lab, or at a doctor’s office. For tests performed outside of EHS, you may be responsible for any fees or copays incurred. Saliva PCR testing is available for staff by walk-in and appointment at all EHS locations during normal business hours. You may schedule an appointment for PCR testing here.
Note: As COVID-19 PCR testing through EHS is performed on saliva samples, do not drink, eat, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes before saliva collection. Do not use mouthwash or brush teeth two hours before saliva collection.
EHS Testing Hours and Locations
- MSB: 8 am-3:30 pm, 1350 East 32nd Street
- MSBI: 8 am-4 pm, 281 First Avenue, Silver Building, 4th Floor, Room 4S12
- MSH: 8 am-4 pm, 19 East 98th Street, Suite 2D, 2nd Floor, and 1468 Madison Avenue, Annenberg Building, 3rd Floor
- MSM: 8 am-4 pm, 1090 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 3A
- MSQ: 8 am-4 pm, 30-14 Crescent Street, 5th Floor, Room 5-505
- MSW: 8 am-4 pm, 1000 Tenth Avenue, 1st Floor, Room 1A-69
- 42nd Street: 8 am-4 pm, 150 East 42nd Street, 4th Floor
- Mount Sinai South Nassau: Employees should call 516-632-8445
Image catalog of PPE approved for use by the Mount Sinai Health System during COVID-19 and guidance for appropriate use when caring for COVID-19 patients.
- PPE Practices (PDF) Updated 9/6/23
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