Health Advisory: NYS Department of Health Commissioner Declares Influenza Prevalent in the State

December 20, 2013

Effective Friday, December 20 at 7:00 AM, all unvaccinated WCMC employees, including those who have a medical contraindication to the vaccine, must wear a surgical mask in areas where patients may be present.

WCMC patient areas include all Joint Commission Space, as well as the Weill Cornell Imaging locations listed below: • 1305 York Avenue, 3rd floor • 416 East 55th Street • 2315 Broadway, 4th Floor • 415 East 61st Street, 9th Floor • 520 East 70th Street, Starr-0 Surgical masks will be available by patient areas for unvaccinated employees. Vaccinated employees will be identified by a sticker affixed to their ID badge. If you received the flu vaccine from your doctor or pharmacist, you must complete an Influenza Vaccine Outside Documentation Form and bring it to Workforce Health and Safety (WHS) to receive a sticker.

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