Coronavirus

 

Montefiore Nyack Covid Hotline: 845-348-2055


Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need To Know

Montefiore Nyack Hospital follows the most up-to-date infection prevention protocols and screening procedures in place for COVID-19 to minimize potential exposure to our hospital staff, patients and visitors.

Anyone who exhibits concerning symptoms is taken to a secure area for additional evaluation and treatment as necessary as per CDC guidelines.

Where can I make vaccine or booster appointment?

Montefiore Nyack Hospital is not currently administering or scheduling appointments for COVID vaccines or boosters. As more information becomes available, we will update our website accordingly.

New Yorkers can also call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (833-697-4829) for more information.

Who Can I Call for Information?

The New York State Department of Health has established a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

Effective Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Montefiore Nyack Hospital has updated the visitor policy to include limited visitation. Please see our visitation policy for specific information.

Patient Communication

Request to FaceTime or Zoom with a patient, click here for a fillable form.

Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these preventive actions to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses:

  • Get vaccinated. 
  • Wear a mask. Everyone ages two or older should wear a mask in indoor public places. 
  • Wash your hands regularly. 
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has the latest COVID-19 information. Call the DOH’s coronavirus hotline at 888-364-3065 or visit Health.NY.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some common questions, with answers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • What is Coronavirus and how is it spread?

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can become severely ill. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Older people and those who have certain underlying medical conditions are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Vaccines against COVID-19 are safe and effective.

  • What are the primary symptoms?
    Primary symptoms are:
    • Cough
    • Fever or chills
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Sore throat 
    • Headache
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomitting
    • Diarrhea
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • When should I seek emergency care if I have Covid-19? 

    Look for emrgency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately

    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion
    • Inability to wake or stay awake
    • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

    *This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

For additional information and updates on COVID-19, visit these websites:

New York State Department of Health
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

World Health Organization - International Summary 
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

National Institutes of Health
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/coronaviruses