Safety and Health
As NYU transitions into our standard in-person learning format, we require the collective efforts of all our community members to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Below is a comprehensive list of NYU’s most up-to-date pandemic-related health and safety protocols designed to keep our campus safe.
Key Health Protocols and Guidelines
The Student Health Center will continue to provide clinical care for NYU students with symptoms of COVID-19 and provide individual-level clinical advice for students who are concerned about exposure to someone with COVID-19.
Faculty and Staff
While the University’s COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team will issue guidelines affecting faculty and staff and may contact employees as a result of tracing, faculty and staff should consult with their personal medical providers if they become symptomatic or concerned about exposure.
Anyone can get the flu, and it can be serious! Stay healthy during cold and flu season by getting your annual flu shot.
For the best protection, everyone should get vaccinated against flu by the end of October. You can get your flu shot anytime, even if you recently received your COVID-19 vaccine or booster. Check out the CDC’s FAQs about flu and COVID-19 for everything you need to know about this year’s flu season.
NYU offers free flu shots for students and employees. You can also get a free or low cost flu shot at most pharmacies, urgent care clinics, or through your healthcare provider.
The NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team is a resource for faculty, staff, and students. It is the principal health unit, supporting NYU’s efforts to reduce transmission of COVID-19 infection within the NYU community. Its function is to:
- Educate the NYU community about COVID-19
- Facilitate COVID-19 diagnostic testing and reporting of diagnostic test results
- Lead NYU’s contact tracing initiative which encompasses:
- identification of new cases
- tracing close contacts of individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19
- coordination of support for individuals with COVID-19 or close contacts
initiating quarantine/isolation protocols
- coordination with the New York City and New York State Departments of Health
- Provide public health guidance to inform effective University policies and practices
- Track and communicate campus-level COVID-19 infection trends
Notify the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team if you:
- Have symptoms of COVID-19
- Were diagnosed with COVID-19
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- Were in close contact with a person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19
For questions about symptoms or exposure, students should contact the Student Health Center and employees should contact their medical provider.
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.