Latest Developments in NYU COVID-19 Planning
October 15, 2020
Since NYU reconvened at the start of the fall semester, the University’s multi-layered health and safety plan—including wide-scale testing, contact tracing, mask-wearing, physical distancing, and enhanced cleaning—continues to be in effect at all campuses and global sites. Due to these enforced measures and the collective efforts of the NYU community, the University has experienced no significant outbreaks.
The following is a quick summary of recent developments on NYU’s health and safety efforts:
- Read the latest message from President Andrew Hamilton, Provost Katherine Fleming, and Executive Vice President Martin Dorph regarding COVID-19’s impact on the University’s budget and operations for Academic Year 2020-21.
- As of early October, NYU has tested over 53,000 students and employees, resulting in a positive rate of 0.35 percent. For a daily summary of the University’s testing and findings, see NYU’s COVID-19 testing data dashboard.
- In adherence with public health guidelines, NYU continues to perform rigorous contact tracing and analyze positive findings for possible clusters and patterns.
- NYU’s Washington Square campus has reached the 100-positive case threshold set by New York State (NYS). However, NYS has indicated that the University is allowed to carry on in-person instruction.
- In light of other colleges and universities that have moved to remote instruction, the University will add further details to the NYU Returns hub about NYU’s contingency planning.
Please continue to visit the NYU Returns web hub for regular updates about the University’s health and safety plan and COVID-19 response.