Date: August 11, 2021
To: NYU Students
From: Martin Dorph, Exec. Vice President
Dr. Carlo Ciotoli, Exec. Lead, COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team

Starting next Monday, August 16, we will begin restricting campus access for those NYU students who have failed to comply with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

Building Access Changes on Monday, August 16

The Daily Screener and Restricted Campus Access

In 2021-22, the Daily Screener will remain fundamental to campus access.

For the vast majority of NYUers — those who have uploaded proof of vaccination and had it verified, and those who have received an exemption — things have gotten easier: they automatically receive a green “PASS” screen when they log in to the Daily Screener.

For those students who have not met NYU’s vaccination requirements, beginning on Monday, August 16, they will no longer be able to obtain a green “PASS” screen, and they will not be able to enter any NYU facilities, including classroom buildings. Green “PASS” screens will also be required for virtually all NYU events and gatherings, and so those who have not complied with NYU’s vaccination requirements will be prohibited from attending those events.

If You Have Not Been Vaccinated and Uploaded Proof, Do So Now

The overwhelming majority of NYU students have already complied with NYU’s vaccination and upload deadline.

If you have not, it is not too late to do so: promptly get vaccinated and upload proof (or, if you want to seek an exemption, start that process right away). If you live in the NYC area, we will be reopening the on-campus vaccination program in Bobst Library beginning Monday, August 16. However, we urge you not to wait: for Off-Campus vaccination resources in the local area, click here.

The COVID-19 vaccines have been given to well over 100 million Americans; they have proven themselves safe and effective, they are free, they are readily available, and they are required by NYU before the start of fall classes. Particularly in the face of the spread of the Delta variant — which has been called by the head of the CDC “a pandemic of the unvaccinated” — vaccination is the safest, smartest step you can take for your own health, the health of your colleagues and fellow NYU community members, and the health of the City.

And it will enable you to avoid restrictions on campus access and other consequences.