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

As of June 6, indoor masking became optional, although strongly encouraged, due to improving conditions.

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 and the Center for Psychological Services at the Hy Weinberg Center

Additionally, the Panther Express shuttle service requires masks for all individuals who use it, due to federal requirements.

  • If you have a medical exemption or accommodation approved by Health Services (students) or Human Resources (employees), or while eating in designated dining areas
  • Outdoors (as of March 1, 2022, masks are recommended but not required if social distancing is not possible). 
  • In your residence hall room.
  • 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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 disinfecting 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 prioritize the health and safety of our Adelphi community, closely monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, and follow the orders of New York state and local departments of health as well as recommendations of the CDC.
  • 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, and signage 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 ill and unable to attend classes, you must notify your instructor(s) and develop a customized plan. Our entire community understands the need for flexibility and understanding.

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 all classes and that they must notify you in order to develop a customized plan for staying on track while in quarantine or isolation. They should be well informed of all available 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.

Adelphi’s Health Services Center will take appropriate action to communicate with individuals at-risk in accordance with all federal and public health guidelines. We continue to support all essential and required safety and communication protocols.

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