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™.