Whether you’re a potential student planning to visit NYU, a contractor with an assignment on campus, a parent/guardian hoping to visit your student’s room, or a vendor needing to conduct work in-person, NYU has adopted strict standards limiting access for the 2020-2021 academic year. Learn more about the processes and expectations surrounding our safety and health protocols.


Guiding Principle: Limited Access for Safety

Access to NYU buildings is currently limited for the safety of the community. This policy is informed by New York State Department of Health Guidelines for Higher Education in conjunction with other public health guidance. It aims to provide a consistent approach to density management, remote courses and telework that is in parallel with the screening and testing process in place for all NYU community members who are on campus.

  • Non-essential visits are not permitted until further notice.
  • Events or social gatherings with external visitors will not be held until further notice.
  • Where feasible, in-person appointments, demos, meetings or sessions should be held virtually.
  • All deliveries (except for NYU Mail Services) should be limited to the front entrance of the building.

Visitors

A visitor is anyone that does not normally enter any specific university building. Visitors may also be retirees or alumni.

Visiting family members or friends of students, faculty, or staff will not be permitted to enter academic or administrative NYU buildings (other than those that may be open to the public). They should be met at the entrance of buildings and visit at an off-campus location.

Exceptions to the Visitor Policy

NYU has created a process for exceptions, for example, a guest lecturer of an in-person course, a research specialist, an administrative subject matter expert or a technician, etc.

A visitor’s sponsor may request exceptions by completing the NYU Returns Visitor Request Form at least 10 business days prior to the day of the campus visit.

As the sponsor requesting an exception, you will be responsible for:

  • First obtaining approval from your dean or division head (VP level), before submitting your exception request;
  • Enter your visitor's non-NYU email address that they will use to take the NYU Daily COVID-19 Screener each day of their visit;
  • Acting as your visitor’s host during their visit and escorting them while in NYU buildings; and
  • Ensuring your visitor complies with NYU safety and health practices (e.g., face coverings, symptom screening, physical distancing, etc.) and building-specific protocols.

Building Entry for Visitors to Campus    

Visitors to campus must have an essential purpose directly related to the work of the University.

In order to enter a NYU building...

  • Approved visitors must complete the Daily COVID-19 Screener for Campus Access and receive a green “pass” screen and email. You should complete the Daily Screener before you leave your home. In order to complete the Daily Screener...
    • You will need a thermometer to measure your temperature,
    • You must have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic PCR test result in the 14 days prior to your visit (antibody and rapid tests are not acceptable),
    • You must comply with travel-related quarantine rules if you’re traveling from a state or region where quarantine is required by New York State, and
    • The email address you enter for yourself must match what your sponsor submitted in their exception request and should not be an NYU email address or NetID.
  • Visitors must also print out their visitor approval confirmation email from the exception request form (or be able to show that email on a mobile device) including the buildings they are approved to enter.
  • Visitors must check in with their sponsor and meet them at the building entrance.
  • At this check-in, Public Safety will review the approval email checking the name against the guest’s government-issued ID, and ensure the visitor is compliant with the Daily COVID-19 Screener for Campus Access.

While Visiting...

Vendors

A vendor is typically engaged by NYU to provide goods or services such as, but not limited to, making a repair.  

Vendor access can be requested by an NYU sponsor via Vendor Access Requests.

Requesting Access for a Vendor

Vendor access can be requested by an NYU sponsor using the Vendor Access Request Form.  Please submit requests at least two business days prior to the planned visit day.

Building Entry for Vendors

Vendors approved to be onsite must demonstrate compliance with safety and health requirements:

  • Vendors must complete the Daily COVID-19 Screener for Campus Access and receive a green “pass” screen and email. You should complete the Daily Screener before you leave your home. In order to complete the Daily Screener...
    • You will need a thermometer to measure your temperature,
    • You must have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic PCR test result in the past 14 days (antibody and rapid tests are not acceptable),
    • You must comply with travel-related quarantine rules if you’re traveling from a state or region where quarantine is required by New York State, and
    • If you have an NYU NetID email, you should use that in the Daily Screener.  If not, then the non-NYU email address you enter for yourself must match what your sponsor submitted in their exception request. 
  • Vendors must also comply with all University policies, code of conduct, and building-specific protocols such as wearing a face covering in accordance with NYU building entry requirements and maintaining physical distancing.

Affiliates

An affiliate can include, but is not limited to, individual contractors, visiting faculty/scholars, and family members of NYU employees who live in NYU housing. Affiliates usually have an NYU NetID and/or NYU ID card and all affiliates are sponsored by an NYU employee.

Affiliates are expected to work virtually where feasible.  If a dean or department head (VP level) has included an affiliate in their “Returns” building access list at the beginning of the semester, those affiliates may be permitted to work onsite.

If an affiliate has not previously been approved to work onsite, the NYU sponsor may request approval through their Human Resources Officer.

Building Entry for Affiliates

Affiliates approved to be onsite must demonstrate compliance with safety and health requirements:

  • Affiliates must complete the Daily COVID-19 Screener for Campus Access and receive a green “pass” screen and email. You should complete the Daily Screener before you leave your home. In order to complete the Daily Screener...
    • You will need a thermometer to measure your temperature,
    • You must have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic PCR test result in the past 14 days (antibody and rapid tests are not acceptable),
    • You must comply with travel-related quarantine rules if you’re traveling from a state or region where quarantine is required by New York State, and
    • The NetID or non-NYU email address you enter for yourself must match what your sponsor submitted in their exception request. 
  • Affiliates must also comply with all University policies, code of conduct, and building-specific protocols such as wearing a face covering in accordance with NYU building entry requirements and maintaining physical distancing.

Support

If you are having trouble or if you are unable to successfully complete a requirement, contact the NYU Extended Community Support Team.

If you have a medical condition that will prevent you from successfully completing the Daily Screener, you may download the NYU COVID-19 Doctor Review form, have your medical provider complete the entire document, and then upload it via the NYU Returns Form Upload for review.


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