Administrators and staff are vital, dedicated, and highly valued members of the University community, and protecting your well-being has been very much on our minds during the summer as we plan for the return to campus in the fall.

These procedures outline our COVID-19 diagnostic testing (not antibody testing) policies for before and after arriving on campus. Be aware that New York State requires that many employees arriving from outside the tri-state area quarantine for 14 days. In accordance with public health guidance, travelers from overseas are required to quarantine for 14 days.

For the most part, employees who are not already working on campus should not expect to return before August 15.

Updated: August 24


Back to Campus COVID-19 Testing Process for Employees

Traveling Employees

Coming from New York State restricted states, non-restricted states, or into the US from abroad.

Tri-State Employees

Coming from tri-state area: New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut.


Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Quarantining

REQUIRED
14 Days Prior to Entering an Academic or Administrative Building

Employees who are coming from or have been spending time in New York State-designated restricted states are required to quarantine for 14 days in a non-restricted state—such as the tri-state area—before entering any NYU academic or administrative building. 

In accordance with public health guidance, travelers from overseas are also required to quarantine for 14 days.

Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Testing

REQUIRED
14 Days Prior to Entering an Academic or Administrative Building

All members of the University community must be tested and submit results before entering any NYU academic or administrative facility.

  • Returning employees submit their test results no earlier than 14 days before their expected date of return to the office or workplace.
  • Employees who have been working on campus over the summer, such as researchers, must be tested and submit results between August 1 and August 14 in order to continue to have access as of August 15–even if they have been previously tested.

Where

NYU Langone Health (NYULH) has made provisions to provide expedited testing for NYU employees  Call 646-987-3524, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to make an appointment, or set up a MyChart account and schedule your testing online. Results can be accessed via the online portal often 36 hours.

Employees may also be tested through their regular healthcare provider, an urgent care facility, a pharmacy, or another facility offering diagnostic testing for COVID-19 (PCR test).

How to Submit Test Results

  • Test results may be submitted through the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team portal.
  • Tests results must be submitted regardless of whether they are positive or negative.
  • If you have a positive test result for COVID-19 (i.e., an active infection), do not go to your office or workplace. Contact your physician for medical care if needed and let your supervisor know you are not permitted to report to work onsite until you are cleared by the NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team. The COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team will contact you to determine when you may return to campus.

On-site

August 15–September 1

Employees who are not currently accessing and working on campus should expect that their return to their offices and work locations will not occur before August 15. Your return must be accompanied by:

  • a negative test result submitted 14 days prior to arrival on campus
  • completion of the necessary quarantine
  • alignment with your unit’s plan for addressing workplace density
  • completion of the daily screener available through the NYU Mobile app.

Ongoing Testing

Ongoing throughout the semester

To check for the prevalence of COVID-19 within the NYU community, we will conduct several thousand tests per week throughout the semester.


Tri-State Employees

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Pre-Return COVID-19 Testing

REQUIRED
14 Days Prior to Entering an Academic or Administrative Building

All members of the University community must be tested and submit results before entering any NYU academic or administrative facility.

  • Returning employees submit their test results no earlier than 14 days before their expected date of return to the workplace or office.
  • Employees who have been working on campus over the summer, such as researchers, must be tested and submit results between August 1 and August 14 in order to continue to have access as of August 15–even if they have been previously tested.

Where

NYU Langone Health (NYULH) has made provisions to provide expedited testing for NYU employees. Call 646-987-3524, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to make an appointment, or set up a MyChart account and schedule your testing online. Results can be accessed via the online portal often 36 hours.

Employees may also be tested through their regular healthcare provider, an urgent care facility, a pharmacy, or another facility offering diagnostic testing for COVID-19 (PCR test).

How to Submit Test Results

  • Test results may be submitted through the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team portal.
  • Tests results must be submitted regardless of whether they are positive or negative.
  • If you have a positive test result for COVID-19 (i.e., an active infection), do not go to your office or workplace. Contact your physician for medical care if needed and let your supervisor know you are not permitted to report to work on-site until you are cleared by the NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team. The COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team will contact you to determine when you may return to campus.

On-site

August 15–September 1

Employees who have been in the tri-state area continuously for a prolonged period—meaning no recent vacations outside the tri-state areas—do not need to quarantine.

Employees from the tri-state area should expect to be able to have regular access to their offices from August 15 onward as long as:

Ongoing Testing

Ongoing throughout the semester

To check for the prevalence of COVID-19 within the NYU community, we will conduct several thousand tests per week throughout the semester.

Compliance with Safety and Health Rules

In order to ensure a successful campus environment, we must all be committed to keeping each other safe, and the University plans to strictly enforce the new safety and health rules. All members of the University community—including researchers, administrators, and staff—will be made aware of the new rules and their obligation to observe them. The Office of Student Conduct and the Division of Human Resources (HR) are expected to have little tolerance for repeated or serious lapses among any members of the NYU community.

In addition to enforcement, a great deal of the University’s efforts will be directed towards “norm setting”— eliciting positive behavior and establishing an atmosphere of mutual responsibility and positive peer pressure. A broad communications campaign will emphasize those values through the launch of a Public Health Ambassadors corps, print material and posters, email direct messages, and social media, among other platforms. We expect every member of the community, but especially employees, to model conscientious adherence to the new safety rules.

If you encounter members of the community who are not complying with our new safety and health protocols, we encourage you first to politely urge them to act properly—donning a mask; maintaining physical distance, etc.

However, if the person persists in not complying or responds confrontationally, you should not pursue the matter face-to-face. Instead:

  • Report student non-compliance by:
    • Reporting it to the school’s Dean of Students
    • Reporting it by email at covidcompliance@nyu.edu
    • Reporting it to the Office of Student Conduct at student.conduct@nyu.edu
      • Failure to abide by the safety and health rules is subject to the student conduct review, and could result in the student being barred from attending classes in-person or other disciplinary measures.
  • Report non-compliance by faculty to the department chair or dean’s office.
  • Report non-compliance by administrators or staff to the school’s or unit’s HR officer