A Safe Return to Campus

A Safe Return to Campus

We are excited for a full and vibrant return to our campus and learning centers and look forward to being together at Adelphi. We’re continually focused on our commitments to providing a world-class academic experience and safeguarding the wellbeing of our community.


We welcome your feedback and questions. Please feel free to reach out to our Health and Wellness team at healthandwellness@adelphi.edu.

Indoor Mask Requirement Temporarily Reinstated

Effective Tuesday, May 17 through Monday, June 6, Adelphi will require masks indoors at all Adelphi locations—Garden City, Hauppauge, Hudson Valley and Manhattan. This is in response to the currently HIGH community transmission levels of COVID-19 in these areas, per the CDC.

Read about this requirement update

The public health situation continues to evolve and we remain committed to the health and safety of our community.

We are following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and abiding by the requirements of New York state. Please follow this website for Adelphi’s most current COVID-19 protocols and requirements.

Important Updates as of May 17, 2022

We ask our community members to continue performing the required daily health screening via the mobile app before coming to Adelphi throughout the semester.

Adelphi’s vaccination policies and surveillance testing program remain in effect until the end of the spring semester. As of March 25, employees who have elected to provide weekly testing in lieu of full vaccination may submit at-home tests to satisfy the requirement.

We will continue random surveillance testing of all members of Adelphi’s on-campus population for ongoing assessment of infection rates in our community. High-risk groups —student-athletes (consistent with our NCAA agreement) and all unvaccinated residence hall students—will continue to be tested weekly. At-home tests may be used to satisfy this requirement.

Please note that if an at-home test is submitted for surveillance, the individual’s name, Adelphi ID number and the date the test was administered must be written on the test sample.

Effective Tuesday, May 17, we have reinstated our indoor mask requirement for all community members at our Garden City, Hauppauge, Manhattan and Hudson Valley locations due to due to HIGH COVID-19 community transmission levels in these areas, per the CDC.

This requirement will remain in place through Monday, June 6.

All community members must wear a mask inside all Adelphi buildings in the above-mentioned locations. This includes all instructional areas, dining halls, libraries, residence hall common areas and shared office spaces.

As a reminder, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidelines require individuals who are in/returning from isolation/quarantine to wear masks for a certain period of time. NYSDOH also requires masks in all healthcare facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Therefore, masks are continually required at:

  • Health Services Center
  • The Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders
  • Center for Psychological Services at the Hy Weinberg Center

Additionally, the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires masks on public transit. Therefore, the Panther Express shuttle service requires masks for all individuals who use it.

We continue to provide free masks at various campus locations. If you have questions, please email healthandwellness@adelphi.edu.

Quarantine or isolation periods have been reduced to reflect the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York state and the Nassau County Department of Health.

Isolation Guidelines (required for those who test positive for COVID-19)

  • Isolate for at least five complete days and wear a mask when it is not possible to separate from others.
  • Isolation may end after five full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms (other than loss of taste and/or smell) have improved.
  • A well-fitted mask should be properly worn around others at home and in public for five additional days (days six through 10 after symptom onset) after the five-day isolation period.

Quarantine Guidelines (required for those who had close contact with someone with COVID-19)

Individuals who are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, or who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, are not required to quarantine. However, they must:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of the last close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • Get tested at least five days after the date of the last close contact with someone with COVID-19. Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days do not have to get tested.
  • If you test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate as instructed above.

Anyone not up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations must:

  • Stay home, away from other people, and wear a mask when around others for at least five days after the date of the last contact with a person who has COVID-19.
  • If symptoms do not develop, get tested at least five days after the date of the last close contact with someone with COVID-19. If the test results are positive, follow isolation guidance above. If the test results are negative, quarantine can end but you must wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home and in public until 10 days after the date of the last close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • If symptoms develop during quarantine, get tested immediately and isolate until test results arrive.
  • Those who cannot wear a well-fitting mask for any reason should quarantine for 10 days.

Updates as of March 1, 2022

The Adelphi campus is open to all visitors; visitors do not require pre-approval. Those visiting are no longer required to complete daily screening, but should self-screen for symptoms and/or exposure prior to arrival on-site. People with risk factors should refrain from coming to campus.

Adelphi health and wellness ambassadors and public safety officers across our Garden City campus, learning centers, and Panther shuttles continue to support our community’s compliance with our health and safety measures in place. These members of our community can also assist you with questions or concerns and direct you to on-site mask pickup locations.

Self-serve dining options, including salad bars, have returned to the UC Dining Hall and The Eatery at Post Hall. Campus catering, and serving and consuming food and beverages at meetings and events is allowed.

For all spaces, COVID-19 occupancy limitations have been lifted; all rooms may be used at 100 percent of fire code capacity.

  • Physical distancing is encouraged but not required.
  • Food is permitted at meetings.
  • Employee meetings are encouraged to be virtual when possible, but physical meetings on campus are permitted.
  • Student meetings are encouraged to be virtual when possible, but physical meetings on campus are permitted.

Daily Health Screening Self Check

All Adelphi students, faculty, staff and Adelphi Gold members are required to conduct a COVID-19 health screening every day before entering campus.
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