UPDATE: Columbia Health continues to monitor the outbreak of pneumonia currently occurring in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This pneumonia is caused by a new coronavirus and has resulted in a growing number of confirmed cases.
Columbia University is actively monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and there are currently no confirmed cases in the Columbia community. Here is important information about the virus’s symptoms and current recommendations.
The University is being diligent, day by day, in assessing circumstances in tandem with leading health authorities and the practices of other institutions. As a result, we may update advice at any time as circumstances may change rapidly.
Email to Columbia community 2/1/20:
This email includes very important, time-sensitive information for members of the University community who are currently in mainland China, have returned from mainland China in the past 14 days, or have plans to travel to China.
Message sent to the Columbia community by Dr. Melanie Bernitz, Associate Vice President and Medical Director, Columbia Health.
This FAQ contains information specific to Columbia and more general information about the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).