For the well-being of our community as we return to a full academic experience, Adelphi is reinstating our requirement for the use of face coverings and masks for all individuals on our main campus and at our learning centers. This decision is based on:

  • Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to mitigate the transmission of the Delta variant, even among vaccinated individuals.
  • The CDC’s assessment of the level of community COVID-19 transmission surrounding Adelphi locations.
  • Scientific data showing that fully vaccinated individuals can become infected with the Delta variant and unknowingly spread the virus while asymptomatic.

Should transmission levels change in our region, we can update our mask policy again.

Adelphi University continues to follow the advice of public health experts and all orders and requirements of New York state.

  • If you have a medical exemption or accommodation approved by Health Services (students) or Human Resources (employees).
  • Outdoors when socially distanced.
  • In your residence hall room.
  • When actively eating or drinking.
  • In your private office when alone (not if others have entered).
  • For student-athletes, during training or competing, per NCAA policies which Adelphi follows. Masks are required for all other in-person interaction, including team travel.

This is a time when many members of our community may be experiencing heightened anxiety or concern. We are here for you and will help you to locate the resources you need to educate yourself and address your needs and concerns.  And if you aren’t sure who to go to, any of these caring campus resources can guide you.

View a comprehensive listing of resources to guide you through the semester.

For medical questions about the coronavirus, contact the Health Services Center at 516.877.6000 or adelphihealth@adelphi.edu.

We recognize that several students, faculty and staff may be more vulnerable, identifying with one of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) categories for increased risk of severe illness. Vulnerable students should consult their healthcare provider. If you are a student who falls into one of the CDC’s categories for increased risk, you are encouraged to contact the Health Services Center. Reasonable accommodations will be made on an individual basis.

Disposable face masks will be provided for students, employees, and approved visitors who do not have their mask with them on campus. Disposable masks are available, free of charge, at these Adelphi mask pick-up locations.

All community members are required to wear masks indoors at all times (except when actively eating or drinking), and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Anyone found in violation of this policy will/can be reported to our Site Safety Monitors.

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health, Adelphi’s site safety monitors are responsible for ensuring ongoing compliance with masks and daily health screening clearance. They will perform random checks around our Garden City campus.

Yes, Adelphi’s Garden City campus and Hauppauge, Manhattan, and Hudson Valley Learning Centers are open and operating.

See our current best practices and health and safety protocols in place.

For information about each center’s hours of operation, please contact the center directly.

Visitors (non-Adelphi community members) are asked to abide by all relevant policies. Review our admissions visitor guidelines.

All Adelphi students, faculty, staff and visitors continue to be required to submit a COVID-19 health screening questionnaire every day before entering campus. In order to enter campus, you must be free of symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 and are required to follow our current health and safety protocols in place.

Our daily COVID-19 health screening questionnaire is accessible via the AU2GO mobile app and via eCampus on a desktop (you can print the result screen). You can also fill out a paper form at the Public Safety booth on South Avenue before entering campus.

The COVID-19 health screening questionnaire must be completed every day prior to arriving on campus. Although it relies on the honor system, these necessary adjustments in behavior and personal responsibility are built into the COVID-addendum of the University’s code of conduct. Safety ambassadors across the University will randomly check for completed questionnaires.

As of August 2021, more than 228,000 compliance checks have been performed and our compliance rate exceeds 97 percent.

The data is stored in compliance with HIPAA standards and used to provide anonymized reports on our dashboard.

Any “failed” daily checks alert the Health and Wellness team for follow-up.

The data is continually assessed by our Health and Wellness team to help inform Adelphi’s COVID-19 mitigation plan and protocols.

Our University remains subject to New York state and Nassau County guidance for preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19, which can change based on public health concerns. We also adhere to guidance from the CDC and recommendations of the New York state Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in collaboration with a public health consultant.

Virtual (Zoom, Google Chat, etc.) and smaller outdoor meetings are encouraged as the safest option. This is because in-person gathering increases the risk of viral transmission.

Indoor meetings should not exceed 50 people unless six-feet of social distance between individuals can be accomplished. You should reduce attendees to promote social distancing.

Indoor events at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Adelphi PAC), the Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS) and the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the UC, and other on-campus venues should not exceed 50 percent of the venue’s capacity.

Catering is permitted with safety protocols in place. Dining Services can guide you regarding appropriate options (boxed meals, buffet food with servers, or pre-plated meals). Guests must wear a mask unless seated and eating.

For attendees of all events (performance, athletic, etc.) expected to draw more than 50 people we require proof of vaccination, and/or a negative test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior.

Masks are required even at outdoor events if adequate social distancing is not possible.

See Adelphi’s current health and safety protocols in place.

Yes, as of August 10, 2021 Adelphi reinstated our mask requirement. You can read the announcement here.

Please read our current mask/face covering requirements.

Acceptable face masks or coverings must be worn on campus by all individuals regardless of vaccination status–indoors at all times and outdoors when social distance is difficult to maintain.

If you forget your mask, you can get one free of charge at these Adelphi locations.

In accordance with the Department of Health, Adelphi has designated Site Safety Monitors responsible for ensuring ongoing compliance. In addition, Public Safety Officers and Student Safety Ambassadors have been trained to address and correct members of the community that are observed or have been reported not abiding by our mask and social distancing policies.

If you see a violation of COVID-19 safety measures, you can report your concern by emailing healthandwellness@adelphi.edu or calling them at 516.877.6003. You can also call Public Safety at 516-877-3511. All reports are confidential.

Adelphi’s Health Services Center works in coordination with New York State and local departments of health (DOH) to coordinate contact tracing as soon as an individual in our community is identified as testing COVID positive. At Adelphi, these coordinated tracing efforts are additionally supported by our Office of Public Safety and our Student Safety Ambassadors who help us to identify individuals that may have been exposed to a person who tested positive.

In accordance with Department of Health (DOH) guidelines, people who are identified as potentially exposed to the positive individual are directly contacted. However, being contacted means that officials are carefully eliminating all possible connections to help prevent the spread of the virus and does not necessarily mean that you are at risk. DOH guidelines do not require contacting those deemed not at risk for exposure to the person. Adelphi will continue to work closely with the DOH to ensure all required notifications and safety protocols are closely followed.

Contact Tracing is mandatory if identified by the Nassau County Department of Health as a positive case or exposure to a positive case. This will occur immediately upon knowledge of a positive case.

Adelphi continues to follow and implement all New York state requirements — please review the state’s website regarding quarantine and isolation, which apply at Adelphi.

As required by the Department of Health, Adelphi will report any positive cases to Nassau County for contact tracing. Any Adelphi community members identified by the county as needing to quarantine will be alerted and asked to do so.

If you are not sure what quarantine protocols apply to you following an exposure to COVID-19 or a positive test result, please feel free to contact our Health and Wellness experts at healthandwellness@adelphi.edu or call at 516.877.6000.

It has always been Adelphi’s policy to employ the highest level of rigor in the cleaning and sanitizing of facilities and spaces on our campus. We continue to ensure that spaces, equipment, and tools are regularly cleaned and disinfected using products registered in New York State and identified by the Environmental Protection Agency effective against COVID-19.

Adelphi’s housekeeping staff in the Facilities Management Department utilizes hospital-grade cleaning products and protocols. We will continue to maintain our robust cleaning and air filtration protocols.

  • Continue to educate all community members about vigilant hand hygiene and encourage them to stay home when feeling unwell, among other proven mitigation strategies.
  • Keep protective barriers in place in offices, study spaces and other areas.
  • Keep thermal scanners, distancing markers, signage, and certain capacity limits in place.
  • In 2020 the University upgraded all filters to MERV 13 minimum and added supplemental microbial filtration systems and HEPA units, where necessary — all consistent with the expert guidance of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Students:

Do not come to campus (or leave your residence hall) if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive.

If you are exposed and advised by the department of health to quarantine, please alert the Health Services Center by completing and submitting this self-quarantine form.

If you test positive you are required by the Department of Health to isolate. For next steps, immediately contact Adelphi’s Health Services Center at 516.877.6000 or healthservicescenter@adelphi.edu.

Resident students can find on campus quarantine and isolation information here.

Be sure to contact all your professors to arrange for online learning or absence and a method for making up any missed work. The usual absence policies and procedures apply for in-person, hybrid, online, and hyflex classes. If you are sick and cannot participate in classes or finish assignments, please notify your instructor via email as soon as possible.

Staff:

Do not come to campus if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive.

If you are exposed and advised by the department of health to quarantine, please alert the Health Services Center by completing and submitting this self-quarantine form. You should follow up with your physician.

If you test positive you are required by the Department of Health to isolate. You should immediately follow up with your physician and can feel free to reach out to our University Health and Wellness team for support at healthandwellness@adelphi.edu or 516.877.6000.

You must alert your manager and Human Resource Partner. Please see our pandemic policies for employees.

Faculty:

Do not come to campus if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive.

If you are exposed and advised by the department of health to quarantine, please alert the Health Services Center by completing and submitting this self-quarantine form. You should follow up with your physician.

If you test positive you are required by the Department of Health to isolate. You should immediately follow up with your physician and can feel free to reach out to our University Health and Wellness team for support at healthandwellness@adelphi.edu or 516.877.6000.

You must alert your manager and Human Resource Partner. Please see our pandemic policies for employees.

For students who are not ill but must quarantine as a precaution, there will be access to online learning so as not to lose valuable time or learning experiences.

Professors will either record lessons or provide content in an alternative manner so that you can continue your studies. If you are ill and unable to attend classes, you must notify your instructor(s) and develop a plan.

Students should be advised to not come to campus (or leave their residence hall) if they have tested positive for COVID-19.

Students should be advised that the usual absence policies and procedures apply for in-person, hybrid, online, and hyflex classes. They should also be informed of all available remote learning for your class, and your processes for making up missed work during illness.

Contact Adelphi’s Health Services Center at 516.877.6000 or healthservicescenter@adelphi.edu for guidance on what health and safety protocols occur next.

Contact Tracing is done by the Nassau County Department of Health and occurs immediately upon knowledge of a positive test.

Adelphi’s Health Services Center works in coordination with New York State and local departments of health (DOH) to coordinate contact tracing as soon as an individual in our community is identified as testing COVID positive. In accordance with DOH guidelines, ONLY people who are identified as potentially exposed to the positive individual are directly contacted.

Being contacted by the DOH means that officials are carefully eliminating all possible connections to help prevent the spread of the virus — it does not necessarily mean that you are at risk.

DOH guidelines do not require contacting those deemed not at risk for exposure to the person. Adelphi will continue to work closely with the DOH to ensure all required notifications and safety protocols are closely followed.

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