Updated: January 20

NYU Community Testing

NYU is conducting regular testing of all individuals studying or working on site so we can identify and isolate those who may have COVID-19 in order to help prevent its spread and monitor the rate of COVID-19 infections within the NYU community.

Participation in the community testing process is mandatory for anyone who needs to enter NYU buildings. If you are not up-to-date on your testing requirement you will not be able to enter NYU buildings.

In addition, if you have traveled to a NYS-restricted location for more than 24 hours, you are required to quarantine and report your travel.

More information for students quarantining in residence halls is available here.

Please note: testing methods, locations, and requirements have been modified ahead of the Spring 2021 semester. Please review this information carefully.

Symptomatic and Contact Testing

Independent of ongoing testing, if you display any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, you must notify the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team immediately, who will facilitate testing for you.

If you require medical care (beyond testing), make an appointment at the Student Health Center (students) or contact your medical provider (faculty/employees).

Before you receive your test results, you are required to self-quarantine: stay home, and don’t go to class, work, activities, or other places where people gather, and contact your professor, department administrator/chair, or supervisor to let them know you are sick. You will not be permitted to enter NYU buildings (except if you live in University housing) until you are cleared by the NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team.


Students who have incurred any out of pocket COVID-19-testing expenses for the Fall 2020 semester can apply for a reimbursement.