Updated: August 6

Return to Campus Testing and Quarantining

In the interest of maintaining a safe campus environment, NYU has put in place testing and quarantining policies. Please be aware that in New York, local law requires all visitors traveling from outside the country or from restricted states to quarantine for two weeks. All students, faculty, and employees are required to get tested and submit verification before entering NYU buildings. The testing program and procedures refer to tests designed to detect the presence of a COVID-19 infection, not antibody tests.

Quarantining requires staying inside quarantine quarters for the duration of the period with very limited exceptions, such as accessing medical care and picking up deliveries. Going for walks, shopping at the grocery store, and using public transportation are not permitted.

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Symptomatic and Contact Testing

If you display any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, you must notify the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team immediately, who will facilitate testing for you.

Test results, whether they are positive or negative, must be submitted through the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Portal. Note, this is a different portal than that used to submit your required pre-arrival testing for students or faculty/employees.

If you require medical care (beyond testing), make an appointment at the Student Health Center (students) or contact your medical provider (faculty/employees).

Before you receive your test results, you are required to self-quarantine: stay home, and don’t go to class, work, activities, or other places where people gather, and contact your professor, department administrator/chair, or supervisor to let them know you are sick. You will not be permitted to enter NYU buildings (except if you live in University housing) until you are cleared by the NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team.

Ongoing Testing in the NYU Community

To keep tabs on the rate of COVID-19 infections within the NYU community, NYU will conduct ongoing testing at its New York campuses throughout Fall 2020. A randomized sample of students, faculty, and employees will be tested each week, and cooperation is required.

If you are selected to be tested, you will be notified by email with details of when and where you are to go.