DATE: May 11, 2023
TO: The NYU Community
FROM: Andrew Hamilton, President, and Dr. Carlo Ciotoli, MD, MPA, Vice President for Campus Health

Today marks the expiration of the federal government’s COVID-19 public health emergency declaration; last week, the World Health Organization took a similar step.

This is a pivotal moment in our collective, three-plus year fight against COVID-19, and we could not let it pass without expressing our sincerest gratitude to and admiration for the entire University community for your resolve, flexibility, and community-mindedness during very difficult times.  

Since the declaration of the pandemic in March 2020, our University community has met and surmounted extraordinary and far-reaching challenges. We are grateful for how NYUers came together to support one another and to keep each other safe. We also express a heartfelt thank you to the many people at NYU around the world involved in responding to the pandemic, keeping the University running, and especially maintaining our educational and research enterprise during the most demanding moments of the pandemic.

Thank you for doing your part to help NYU persevere through the pandemic.

The Expiration of the Public Health Emergency Declaration

Notwithstanding these developments, COVID-19 remains with us. So, the University will continue to monitor public health conditions.

While NYU has ended COVID-19 related restrictions and policies, we continue to remind and recommend to members of the NYU community that:

  • They stay up-to-date with their boosters
  • They stay home if they feel sick
  • Masks are always welcome