In the interest of protecting the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, NYU is continuously monitoring developments around the COVID-19 virus, and adjusting University operations accordingly.
Faculty and Staff – Visit the Employee Assistance Program, Carebridge, at (800) 437-0911.
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No, but NYU has transitioned to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester at its campuses and sites. Student residence halls are closed as of March 22. Virtually all dining facilities will also close.
Yes. The University will remain in operation but all administrators and staff deemed to be non-essential are strongly encouraged to telework until further notice. NYU’s IT offices have provided extensive information on how to access technological applications to ensure they can communicate, meet with colleagues online, and otherwise discharge their regular duties without major interruption. On the whole, administrative employees are expected to be at their work assignments at the assigned time, and those deemed essential staff are still expected to report to work; please contact your immediate supervisor if you are in any doubt as to your status.
Regardless of the challenges that emerge, NYU is committed to delivering education and maintaining its administrative operations.
Every school and unit has been undertaking contingency planning to ensure the continuation of academics and administrative operations. Employees should reach out to their supervisors about participating in any planning and making preparations. Faculty and administrators should seek guidance from their respective school leadership. School leaders can, in turn, consult senior leadership on key issues of academic continuity, administrative continuity, space and facilities, and fiscal affairs.
Additionally, each administrative unit within NYU is being encouraged to develop an emergency back-up plan that is specifically tailored to the nature of the work provided and considers how best to ensure coverage in the event of a public health issue. Please contact your manager to verify that you are clear on what steps need to be taken to ensure professional continuity.
Yes. NYU’s custodial vendor has increased its staff rounds during the day and stepped up cleaning and disinfecting of key locations, including the hardware and fixtures that are frequently touched, such as handrails and door knobs.
All of NYU's properties are cleaned and disinfected every night. Also, additional hand sanitizer locations have been installed throughout campus; they are checked regularly to ensure sufficient sanitizer is available. (Custodial staff also ensure that soap is available in soap dispensers in bathrooms). Additional signage is being installed throughout campus to remind the NYU community of the importance of proper hand-washing hygiene.
In order to monitor developments regarding the coronavirus, the University has assembled a coronavirus response team that meets daily and reports directly to the senior-most leadership of the university. This high-level working group is in regular communication with local, state, and national public health agencies, as well as other college and university health offices, ensuring we are following the latest developments and public health guidance.
For health information privacy compliance reasons, quarantine locations are not disclosed.
There is a coordinated effort led by the coronavirus response team, comprised of NYU’s Office of Residential Life and Housing Services, the Student Health Center, the Center for Student Life, the Wellness Exchange, and other offices, to offer support for those who require quarantine or isolation. Arrangements are made to make sure students receive provisions, health and mental wellness support, and academic help during this time.
If you develop the symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are positively diagnosed with it outside of work, please stay home and notify your supervisor or department head as soon as possible. Supervisors/department heads should contact their HR officer. We want you to receive the care that you may require and to limit your exposure to others to the greatest extent possible.
If you are a student, please inform the Student Health Center as soon as possible at (212) 443-1000, and they can provide medical help and guidance.