NYU continues to monitor developments around COVID-19 and adjust our protocols to align with current guidance. With a lowered risk of serious illness— thanks to the effectiveness of vaccines and more widely available medication for COVID-19—widespread restrictions have mostly been lifted around the world and on NYU’s campuses.

NYU COVID-19 Guidance For Everyone

Whether you're a student, faculty, or employee, or you are temporarily visiting, affiliated with, or contracting for NYU, you can find NYU's COVID-related information here.

Vaccination & Boosters

We encourage everyone in the NYU community to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination. Most people are eligible and recommended to receive the new vaccine. While NYU no longer requires COVID-19 vaccination for most community members and visitors, vaccination is a key tool in reducing the impact of a COVID-19 infection and helps prevent the spread to others.
Note: Primary series vaccination continues to be required for covered Dental students and Dental employees in accordance with applicable law.

Masks are Always Welcome

As a community, we embrace the choice by friends, classmates, and colleagues to wear a mask and are committed to establishing an atmosphere where masks are always welcomed. Masking is only required in healthcare settings (e.g. Student Health Center, Dental Practice).  Higher quality masks include: disposable masks (surgical or medical procedure masks), KN95 masks, KF94 masks, and N95 masks.

Guidance for Symptoms, Exposure & Testing

NYU community members who are experiencing symptoms, tested positive, or were exposed to COVID-19 should follow the CDC COVID-19 guidance for next steps, precautions, and testing.   

Follow all of these key recommendations if you are sick and/or have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay home and distance yourself from others until your isolation period is over.
  • Wear a high-quality mask at all times if you must be around others, including the people you live with.
  • Only go out in public for essential reasons (to buy food, medication, or seek medical care) and return home as soon as possible to limit your exposure to others.

Where to get COVID-19 tests:

If you need medical care related to a COVID-19 infection:

Additional resource:

  • Grubhub Mobile Ordering - Grubhub’s Campus Dining feature allows you to order ahead from select NYU Eats locations and pick up your food.


Short-term visitors, affiliates, contractors, and vendors are not required to comply with COVID-19 policies or requirements. However, they must be sponsored by an NYU employee or student before coming to campus. Sponsors will use NYU’s standard processes for granting campus access.