NYC COVID-19 Testing Data
For the duration of the Fall 2020 semester, NYU has established a mandatory ongoing testing effort for students, faculty, and staff, and also conducts clinical testing for students who develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who have been in close contact with an infected person. Members of our community working in NYU facilities areis required to be tested at least every two weeks, and students in residence halls are tested weekly. Below is a regularly-updated summary of the University's COVID-19 testing and findings.
Description of the NYU COVID-19 Testing Data
Testing data reflects all COVID-19 tests submitted to NYU (NYC). 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.
The three rows of data represent (top) a rolling 7-day period of COVID-19 tests and findings, (middle) total cases during the New York State designated 14-day testing period (in line with NYS guidelines for evaluating colleges), and (bottom) cumulative data about COVID-19 tests and findings at NYU since August 1, 2020. The bar graph is a visual representation of the data.
- Number of Tests means the number of tests administered through NYU's testing programs for students and employees at all of NYU's various New York City campus locations. It does not include NYU School of Medicine / NYU Langone Health students or employees. It does not include independently obtained and submitted tests.
- Number of Positive Cases means the total number of confirmed positive cases at all of NYU's various New York City campus locations (excluding NYU School of Medicine / NYU Langone Health students or employees), whether they came from NYU's testing program or were submitted from independently obtained tests.
- The Percent Positive is developed by dividing the number of positive cases determined through NYU's testing by the number of tests administered by NYU. It does not include positive tests that were submitted from independent testing.
- Number of Positive Cases Across All Campus Locations includes those who have tested positive from any source, but excludes those who tested positive but are determined not to have been at a campus location for a 14-day period.
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 around 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.