DATE: January 27, 2022
TO: Employees Not Compliant with the Booster Vaccination Requirement

Beginning Late in the Day on Tuesday, February 1, You Will Be Unable to Access NYU Buildings Other than Your Workplace Until You Are in Compliance with NYU’s Booster Vaccination Requirement


Dear Employee,

You are receiving this notice to advise you that you missed the January 18 deadline to comply with NYU’s booster requirement, and that beginning next Wednesday morning, February 2, you will no longer have access to any NYU building other than your work location and your housing (if you live in NYU housing). You will not be permitted in any other NYU facilities, and you will not be permitted to eat inside any NYU building, including your work location.

From Wednesday morning onward, you will not be able to obtain a green PASS on the Daily Screener. To obtain a yellow PASS, which will grant access to your work location, you must have a negative test result via one of our testing options (Binx or BioReference) within the prior seven days. Failure to test will cause you to lose access even to your work location (remote work cannot be substituted), and you may be subject to discipline for failure to comply with our testing requirements.

These provisions will remain in effect until you come into compliance with NYU’s booster policy.

If you are receiving this notice, you fall into one of three groups:

You haven’t uploaded any proof of your required booster vaccination

To regain access — if you have received your booster shot but haven’t uploaded your documentation, please upload it immediately. If you haven’t received your booster shot, schedule it ASAP (either through NYU or any other provider) and upload your documentation immediately after. Be advised: there is a lag of two to three days or more for verifying proof that was uploaded after the deadline; to check on whether or not your submission has been accepted, follow these steps. Once your proof is accepted, you will automatically regain access to NYU buildings.

What you uploaded was insufficient to verify that you received the booster (in which case you received a notification from the Student Health Center (SHC))

To regain access, you need to provide proper documentation ASAP.

You uploaded your proof after the January 18 deadline and your proof has not yet been verified

There is a bit of lag between when you upload and the verification of your upload. Once your proof is accepted, you will automatically regain access to NYU buildings. You should keep checking back to see if your submission has been accepted by following these steps.

If you believe that you received this notice in error (eg: you uploaded before the deadline and did not receive notice from SHC that your upload could not be verified), please contact

To be clear, NYU does not want to impose restrictions on any of its employees. However, the University believes the booster shot is a vital public health measure, one that is essential to the well-being of the NYU community, and it is important that you please act promptly to comply with the booster requirement.