SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&RAdapting to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in New York CityEscalon, Miguel X. MD, MPH; Herrera, Joseph DOAuthor Information From the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. All correspondence should be addressed to: Miguel X. Escalon, MD, MPH, Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1240B, New York, NY 10029. Financial disclosure statements have been obtained, and no conflicts of interest have been reported by the authors or by any individuals in control of the content of this article. Online date: April 22, 2020 American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: June 2020 - Volume 99 - Issue 6 - p 453-458 doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001451 Buy Metrics Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 has and continues to overwhelm the medical establishment in New York City. It has moved faster and had rates of mortality higher than what were initially forecast. All departments within large hospital systems have had to learn lessons and adapt in real time to the crisis. We share our experience and what we have learned as it pertains to this pandemic and hope that it aides, guides, and influences other departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation regarding their potential roles and areas of growth during this time. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.