Weill Cornell Medicine recognizes the gravity of the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID19 disease. This infection reaches every aspect of our lives, and it has no borders. Our response at WCM, in the disease epicenter of New York City, will help define how our society changes for the better when the pandemic is over. We can contribute to the fight by continuing to provide the best care for those infected to all, to help educate and counteract misinformation, and to perform cutting-edge basic, translational, clinical, behavioral and social research to provide solutions to stopping the pandemic. Working together, with a clear mission and strong core values, we are poised to build on our rich legacy and launch an immediate contribution to science and to the world during this trying time.