We are grateful to have a community of administrators and staff who have been willing to adapt to the rapidly changing and genuinely challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 epidemic. It has demanded that we alter the way we conduct our academic and business operations at NYU in an incredibly short period of time. Below is information we hope will help answer some of your questions and aid you in performing your jobs in these exceptional times.  


All classes will be conducted remotely for the remainder of the spring semester. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all administrators and staff deemed to be non-essential are strongly encouraged to telework until further notice.



The University prohibits all upcoming, non-essential, University-sponsored international travel and travel to the states of Washington and California. NYU strongly discourages all other domestic travel.

For more information on travel policy and reimbursements, visit Travel Information.


Bobst and Dibner Libraries will be closed, and all library services will be accessible through remote-access technology. Residence halls will be closed by no later than March 22. Virtually all dining halls will also be closed. Students and faculty under quarantine will have dining services provided to them.

For more information, visit Campus Activities and Spaces.

Admissions Activities

In-person admissions-related visits to campus—including tours, info sessions, and admitted student events—will be canceled effective immediately through April. Instead, we will be providing opportunities for virtual campus visits and dialogue with admissions staff.

For more information, visit Campus Activities and Spaces.

Employee Workplace FAQs

This guidance is subject to change or updated guidance provided by the University. For more information on self-quarantine guidance, visit Health Alert & FAQ.

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Employee Health

For more information, visit Health Alert & FAQ.

Benefits Update

Due to COVID-19 developments, there are temporary changes to some NYU New York benefits for eligible employees. Plan and program changes are emerging and subject to change. Please visit Coronavirus-Related Benefits Updates for more information.

Time and Leave Policies


Effective Monday, March 23, in accordance with directives from the State of New York, all non-essential university employees are required to telework. NYU’s Division of Information Technology has put together a Tech Guide to Teleworking.

For part-time and full-time hourly employees only (non-exempt):

Additional Guidance

I pick up my paycheck in person.  Where do I go if my pick-up site is physically closed?
If necessary, a communication with information will be sent to individuals who pick up their paycheck. Enrollment in direct deposit can be done quickly and securely in PeopleSync following these instructions. If you have questions, please contact PeopleLink at askpeoplelink@nyu.edu or 212-992-LINK (5465).

Can I continue to receive IT support during this period?

  • Off and on campus: Contact the IT Service Desk 24/7 at 212-998-3333.
  • For those on campus, every effort will be made to respond to issues with employees’ computers, but we should be flexible with the response time during this period.

How do I stay informed about what’s happening at NYU?
Be sure to stay updated with important NYU updates and notifications.