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ECMC Corporation COVID-19 Update

BUFFALO, NEW YORK—Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today released information regarding ongoing COVID-19 actions occurring on its health campus.

Effective tomorrow, Monday, March 16th, the following will not be permitted to enter ECMC facilities for one week (with the possibility of extension):

  • All ECMC vendors
  • All medical and nursing students (Residents are still permitted entry)
  • All Volunteers


ECMC has also banned any meeting of over 25 people on its health campus and has recommended holding all group meetings by telephone when possible.

Additional Recent Actions:

  • Established protocol for Patient and Visitor Guidelines at all entry points into ECMC health campus facilities.
  • No visitation permitted at Terrace View Long-Term Care facility.
  • Implemented restrictions on employee work travel outside Western New York.
  • Posted updated COVID-19 information, including related links to NYS DOH and CDC to ECMC Website and Intranet.
  • ECMC Lab preparing for potential COVID-19 testing with New York State.
  • ECMC COVID-19 Incident Command Center activated.


ABOUT ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (ECMC) CORPORATION: The ECMC Corporation was established as a New York State Public Benefit Corporation and since 2004 has included an advanced academic medical center with 573 inpatient beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care services and Terrace View, a 390-bed long-term care facility. ECMC is Western New York’s only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, as well as a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, medical oncology and head & neck cancer care, rehabilitation and a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo. Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice plan. More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and patient experiences – the difference between healthcare and true care.

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