Message from UNICEF
UPDATE: NEW YORK, 19 March 2020 - UN Medical Services advised us yesterday evening that one of our UNICEF New York colleagues has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our colleague is in frequent contact with UN Medical Services and, thankfully, is recovering well.
NEW YORK, 13 March 2020 – We have just been informed that three people working in UNICEF House in midtown east, New York have developed flu-like symptoms. They have not been confirmed positive to COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, we have taken the decision to close the UNICEF building and are strongly encouraging all our New York-based staff to work remotely for the next four weeks. We are in contact with the UN medical team and the relevant local authorities. The safety and well-being of our staff and the wider New York community are first and foremost in our actions.