The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that NYU has had to ask our faculty to operate in ways they’ve never done before. We’re keenly aware that your efforts take place against a backdrop of hardships and concerns for yourself and your families. Your work is at the heart of our mission of educating students and generating new scholarship, and we are grateful for your dedication. Below is information that we hope will inform you and help you make the best of a challenging situation.
Latest Faculty Message
More Faculty Communications
- 4/15: Enjoy the Long Weekend
- 3/18: Taking Stock: Vaccinations, and New Guidelines, Easing of Restrictions, & NYU’s Response
- 3/18: Summary Update on COVID-19-related Developments
- 3/11: Coping with Change and Transitions
- 2/25: Summary Update on COVID-19-related Developments
- 2/23: From the Provost
Daily COVID-19 Screener
Members of the NYU community will be required to regularly complete a brief questionnaire, called the Daily COVID-19 Screener for Campus Access, via NYU’s smartphone app or an accessible computer to be authorized to enter NYU facilities.
All NYUers must wear face coverings when on NYU property or in NYU facilities, and are encouraged to wear them at all times when outside of home. While you should use your own face coverings, NYU also has PPE supplies you can access if needed.
Classroom Technology and A/V Equipment Cleaning Guidelines
Cleaning and sanitizing standards and best practices were researched and developed into these guidelines for NYU to use for the cleaning of different types of equipment.
Enhanced Building Cleaning
With the return to campus, the University will be implementing enhanced cleaning with special attention to "high touch" surfaces – door hardware, elevator panels, banisters, etc.
The NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team will identify and isolate members of the NYU community with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and find and quarantine their NYU close contacts.
Students and faculty are encouraged to meet in-person in one-on-one meetings, as long as 6 ft physical distancing is maintained and masks are worn. If these public health measures cannot be followed, the University encourages virtual meetings.
Some people hate 'em; it's said some people like 'em. Either way, collaboration is an important part of life in higher learning. In the age of COVID-19, the practice of crowding into conference rooms needs to change.
What do you do when you observe somebody disregarding COVID-19 health and safety protocols? NYU has developed a multi-stage system for faculty to encourage compliance and report violations.
Remote Instruction Support
Remote Instruction Design
Coronavirus-Related Benefits Updates
Work Life Support for Faculty
Time and Leave Considerations
We recognize that COVID-19's effects have been disparate, and its impacts on poor communities and communities of color have been especially painful. In our response to the coronavius, NYU is committed to mitigating those impacts as well as ensuring no one in our community is ostracized, bullied, or mistreated due to ignorance about this disease.