Columbia University is closely monitoring the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued any travel warnings to this area. This guidance will be updated as the situation changes.
Columbia Health is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information on the Ebola virus outbreak in several West African countries.
The University is closely monitoring information and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as well as other reliable sources, regarding the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. The Columbia community shares in the grief of this tragedy.
Columbia-sponsored travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is no longer subject to special restrictions that were put in place last year because of the Ebola outbreak.
As you may have seen in the media, Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.
As we continue to keep Dr. Spencer in our thoughts for a full and speedy recovery, we want to provide some additional information about how Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have been working with government health officials to put protocols in place for the return of members of our community who provide essential care to the people in West Africa.
The University continues to monitor the Ebola virus outbreak closely and remains deeply concerned for those directly affected in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and, most recently, Mali.