NYU has put in place an extensive testing program that involves 1) universal arrival testing for all those who would be on campus or interacting with NYU community members; 2) mandatory ongoing testing for students, faculty, and staff; and 3) clinical testing for students who develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who have been in close contact with an infected person.  

As part of the ongoing testing program, students in residence halls are currently tested every week.  Employees and non-resident students working in NYU facilities are required to be tested at least every two weeks.  Results from ongoing tests are typically returned within 24–48 hours from the time dropped-off samples reach the lab. All positive results are referred to the NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team for contact tracing and to ensure that people with COVID-19 can safely isolate.

Below is a day-by-day summary of the University's COVID-19 testing and findings. Data about New York City’s testing and findings may be found here, and New York State college data can be found here.

The middle of the three rows of data above the chart reflects positive cases in line with the February 20, 2021, Supplemental Guidance from New York State (PDF) on the infection rate thresholds for the suspension of in-person learning. The guidance directs campus locations to transition to remote learning when the greater of 100 people or 5% of the on-campus population test positive using a 14-day rolling average, if the campus locations regularly test at least 25% of their on-campus population.


Testing Dashboard

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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.

If any member of our community believes they have experienced harassment or discrimination, we encourage them to report concerns to the Bias Response Line.

Bias Response Line
(212) 998-2277


Students, email StudentLink

Faculty and Employees, email PeopleLink

Urgent after-hours inquiries, call (212) 998-1155

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