• Press Release

Mount Sinai Health System Issues COVID-19 Travel Policy

As COVID-19 Spreads, System urges hospital and academic personnel to limit travel and self- quarantine following travel to Level 2 and 3 countries

  • New York, NY
  • (March 04, 2020)

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, Mount Sinai Health System is taking important steps to keep hospital faculty, students, trainees, employees, and families safe. While the risk remains low in the New York metropolitan region, other countries and regions have seen significant outbreaks.

Mount Sinai is placing restrictions on travel to countries listed as Level 2 and Level 3 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of today, these countries are China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea. This list may change at any time, and the hospital is asking everyone to please consult the CDC list for updates.

Effective immediately, travel policy in place states:

  • Work-related travel is prohibited to Level 2/3 countries, unless and until they are removed from that list.
  • Those who have traveled for personal reasons to any of these countries—or are currently on a trip to these countries—must self-quarantine at home for 14 days upon your return.

These restrictions may change with little notice as the COVID-19 situation evolves, and any further recommendations will be guided by the CDC, the New York State Department of Health, and the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene. We sincerely hope these restrictions will be temporary.

Mount Sinai is recommending that all students, faculty and staff keep abreast of the CDC’s general recommendations for COVID-19 as well as the list of restricted countries.


About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

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