On August 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older.

Adelphi continues to offer the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine to our students, faculty, staff and alumni at the Health Services Center on our Garden City campus.

On-Site Vaccinations

Adelphi is offering limited on-site COVID-19 vaccines for all community members on a first come first served basis. Eligible community members include:

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Alumni

To schedule a vaccination appointment, please call Adelphi Health Services at 516.877.6002 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email healthservicescenter@adelphi.edu. Individuals will be required to submit the online New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form before their appointment.

Adelphi’s Vaccine Incentive Program

Our Vaccine Incentive Program ran from May 10 through August 1, 2021 and has concluded. All current Adelphi students, faculty and staff who uploaded their proof of full vaccination by the deadline will receive a $25 gift card and be entered into a raffle for additional prizes. Read prize details here.

Adelphi University is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated before returning to Adelphi for the start of our fall 2021 semester and continues to urge all employees to get vaccinated also.

Upload proof of full vaccination to the University’s secure and encrypted Health Portal. Your COVID-19 vaccine must be currently authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO). This includes those vaccines currently authorized for emergency use in the United States (Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson).

If you have questions, contact our University Health and Wellness team at healthandwellness@adelphi.edu or 516.877.6000.

Vaccine Requirements and FAQs for Students

Effective July 26, 2021, Adelphi University is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated before returning to Adelphi for the start of our Fall 2021 semester.

Adelphi has continued to monitor the science and data regarding the spread of COVID-19. Our decision is based on the changing public health landscape and scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing the spread of the virus:

Adelphi University’s vaccine requirement currently applies to all current Adelphi students and Nassau Community College students living in Adelphi residence halls.

Your COVID-19 vaccine must be currently authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO). This includes those vaccines currently authorized for emergency use in the United States (Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson).

You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after administration of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks after administration of a single dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). 

Upload proof of your completed vaccination to the Adelphi Health Portal by August 1, 2021 in order to take advantage of our incentive program, but no later than our deadline of August 11.

You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after administration of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks after administration of a single dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). 

Complete your vaccine series as soon as possible and upload proof of your completed vaccination no later than August 11, 2021.

August 11, 2021 is the deadline.

If your vaccination will not be completed by the August 11 deadline, call Adelphi Health Services at 516.877.6002 to arrange for a temporary waiver of the vaccination requirement while you complete your vaccination.

Once vaccination is complete, you must upload your proof.

Until you are fully vaccinated, you are required to follow established health and safety protocols that apply to unvaccinated individuals at Adelphi.

You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after administration of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks after administration of a single dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). 

You are exempt from this policy. If you visit campus for any reason, you are required to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask at all times.

If you are not in compliance with the University’s immunization policy, you will receive alerts and reminders to submit proof of vaccination. If you remain noncompliant beyond the indicated deadlines or any University-approved grace period, you will not be permitted on campus, which may impact your enrollment in classes.

You can submit a request for exemption from this policy. All requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Unvaccinated individuals with approved exemptions will be required to follow established health and safety protocols at Adelphi and must agree to regular testing protocols in place at the University.

If you have an approved medical or religious exemption and are unvaccinated, you will be required to abide by all health and safety protocols for unvaccinated individuals in order to be allowed to participate in in-person learning and activities:

  • You must wear a mask indoors at all times and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained, except while eating or drinking.
  • You must continue to practice physical distancing and frequent handwashing.
  • You must immediately notify Student Health Services if you test positive for COVID-19 or have a known or suspected exposure to someone with COVID-19. You will be required to quarantine off campus at your own expense if required by the University.
  • You must agree to regular testing protocols in place at the University.

If you do not have an approved exemption and do not want to get vaccinated, you will not be allowed on campus or in Adelphi learning centers for the academic year 2021–2022. Please reach out to the Office of Academic Services and Retention at oasr@adelphi.edu to discuss what options might be possible for you, depending on your course of study.

Adelphi University will provide a COVID-19 vaccine to you free of charge.

Call Adelphi Health Services at 516.877.6002 to schedule an appointment for a free COVID-19 vaccine on campus and to arrange for a temporary waiver of the vaccination requirement while you complete your vaccination. Once vaccination is complete, you must upload your proof.

Until you are fully vaccinated, you are required to follow established health and safety protocols that apply to unvaccinated individuals at Adelphi:

  • You must wear a mask indoors at all times and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained, except while eating or drinking.
  • You must continue to practice physical distancing and frequent handwashing.
  • You must immediately notify Student Health Services if you test positive for COVID-19 or have a known or suspected exposure to someone with COVID-19. You will be required to quarantine off campus at your own expense if required by the University.
  • You must agree to regular testing protocols in place at the University.

Adelphi University will provide a COVID-19 vaccine to you free of charge only after you meet the CDC’s posted Recommendations for Unvaccinated People Traveling Internationally during COVID-19.

Before you return to Adelphi or begin your vaccine series, you must self-quarantine off campus at your own expense for seven days after arrival in the United States and present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result after your quarantine period within 72 hours of your move-in.

Once you have completed your self-quarantine period and have a negative COVID-19 test result, Adelphi University will provide a COVID-19 vaccine to you free of charge.

Call Adelphi Health Services at 516.877.6002 to schedule an appointment for a free COVID-19 vaccine on campus and to arrange for a temporary waiver of the vaccination requirement while you complete your vaccination. Once vaccination is complete, you can upload your proof. Until you are fully vaccinated, you are required to follow established health and safety protocols that apply to unvaccinated individuals at Adelphi:

  • You must wear a mask indoors at all times and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained, except while eating or drinking.
  • You must continue to practice physical distancing and frequent handwashing.
  • You must immediately notify Student Health Services if you test positive for COVID-19 or have a known or suspected exposure to someone with COVID-19. You will be required to quarantine off campus at your own expense if required by the University.
  • You must agree to regular testing protocols in place at the University.

Only hall residents and their family members as well as other current Adelphi community members (students, faculty and staff) are permitted in residence halls. Identification is required.

All residents of Adelphi’s living community, including Nassau Community College students, are required to be fully vaccinated. Visitors to the residence halls are restricted to hall residents and their family members as well as other current Adelphi community members (students, faculty and staff). Identification is required.

Vaccine Requirements and FAQs for Faculty, Staff and Administration

Effective September 13, 2021, Adelphi University implemented a policy requiring all faculty, staff and administration to either get vaccinated before returning to work at Adelphi for the start of our Fall 2021 semester or submit biweekly (every other week) COVID-19 PCR test to Health and Wellness as proof of non-infection with the virus.

Adelphi employees will have an option regarding COVID-19 vaccination:

  • to be fully vaccinated with a WHO-authorized vaccine (must provide proof) OR
  • submit a COVID-19 PCR test to Health and Wellness every other week (own time and expense)

If you choose to be vaccinated, your COVID-19 vaccine must be among those currently authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO). This includes those vaccines currently either approved or authorized for full or emergency use in the United States (Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson).

The COVID-19 vaccination / biweekly testing policy applies to ALL University employees with an on campus presence. This includes full-time, part-time, hourly, union and nonunion staff and faculty, including adjunct faculty.

The policy is effective as of September 13, 2021.

The policy was announced on August 24, 2021.

The University implemented a vaccination / testing requirement for all our faculty, staff and administration to best protect our community and to support a full return to in-person academic experiences for Fall 2021.

Our decisions are based on reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about surging COVID-19 cases and scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.

Throughout the pandemic, Adelphi’s COVID-19 planning and protocols have adhered to New York state orders and the latest public health guidelines.

As with all unvaccinated employees, even those with a documented exemption are required to obtain a COVID-19 PCR test every other week.

Unvaccinated individuals at Adelphi are required to follow all risk mitigation steps and health and safety protocols in place.

If you begin or are in the process of getting vaccinated, please alert Adelphi Health & Wellness team of your status by sending an email to healthandwellness@adelphi.edu.

Once your vaccination is complete, you must upload proof of your completed vaccine series to the secure Adelphi University Health Portal.

The vaccination and/or testing requirement is waived only for those employees who:

  • are approved by their supervisor to teach or work fully remotely
  •  will not be coming to campus at any time
  • will not have in person contact with students or other Adelphi employees, even for a very short period of time.

You should confirm this by sending an email to Human Resources at humanres@adelphi.edu — be sure to keep your supervisor copied on this correspondence.

Adelphi University offers free COVID-19 vaccines for all our community members. Call Adelphi Health Services at 516.877.6002 to schedule an appointment on our Garden City campus.

Yes. Per New York state law, all Adelphi employees are entitled to four (4) hours of paid time off per COVID-19 vaccine injection. You can read more about it on the NYS website.

You should notify your manager of scheduled appointments in advance and note the time off as “½ CV” (Covid Vaccine) on your time cards/sheets.

No. Adelphi is not providing time off or reimbursement for your biweekly COVID-19 testing.

Free COVID-19 tests are available in New York State. You can find a list of locations online at forward.ny.gov/covid-19-testing.

Employee COVID-19 testing is not offered by Adelphi University.

Not at this time. Due to changes in vaccine requirements at Adelphi University effective for Fall 2021, we are not performing random surveillance testing of our on-campus population as of August 30, 2021.

Instead, all unvaccinated Adelphi students (with approved exemptions) on campus are subject to mandatory regular (not random) testing and, effective September 13, all Adelphi employees who are unvaccinated and who come to campus are required to submit a regular biweekly COVID-19 PCR tests.

If our on-campus infection rate begins to approach thresholds that could trigger a campus shutdown, the University may resume random surveillance testing of our full on-campus population (including those who are vaccinated based on scientific evidence of breakthrough infections). This testing is separate from other testing done as part of contact tracing following potential COVID-19 exposure.

Anonymized metrics continue to be tracked on our Dashboard.

Visit the Health Portal on e-campus and follow the instructions. Your documents will be securely stored and become part of your confidential health record.

As an alternative, proof can be emailed or faxed to the Health Services Center at the following:

If you encounter any problems or need assistance, please reach out to the Health Services Center at healthservicescenter@adelphi.edu or 516.877.6000.

Proof of full vaccination must be received by September 13.

PCR test results should be submitted every other week within 72 hours of the test.

If you are still in the process of getting vaccinated, please alert healthandwellness@adelphi.edu and then upload your final proof when your vaccine series is complete.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Categories of eligible individuals are set by New York state; Adelphi does not determine who can get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Due to a limited supply of the vaccine, New York state is following a phased distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine.

At this time, all individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine.

Find more information on the New York state COVID-19 vaccine website.

Eligibility is managed by New York state. Appointments can be made through the state or authorized vaccination sites. 

Option 1 – On-Site at Adelphi University

Adelphi is offering on-site COVID vaccines for all community members on a first come first served basis. To schedule a vaccination appointment, please call Adelphi Health Services at 516.877.6002 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email healthservicescenter@adelphi.edu. Individuals will be required to submit the online New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form before their appointment.  

Option 2 – Through a State-Administered Site

Option 3 – Through an Authorized Vaccination Site (Including Hospitals and Pharmacies)

  • During this period of elevated COVID -19 transmission in our area, all individuals are required to continue wearing masks indoors at all times and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained, except while actively eating or drinking.
  • Local and state departments of health require that patients and providers in health care settings wear masks regardless of vaccination status. This applies to Adelphi students and faculty in healthcare settings.
  • Some organizations and businesses may also continue to require masks –individuals should honor all posted signage and wear masks indoors if requested to do so.

Yes. We will continue to require all community members to submit a daily health screening and agree to follow established Adelphi health and safety protocols. The screening questionnaire continues to be available on the AU2GO app, online via eCampus and using paper forms available at the Office of Public Safety or South Avenue booth.

If you are unvaccinated, it is mandatory at Adelphi to continue wearing a mask indoors at all times and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained, except while eating or drinking.  You should also continue to maintain social distance and wash your hands or use sanitizer frequently.

By following established health and safety protocols, the Adelphi community was highly successful at preventing the spread of the virus on campus and keeping our positive rate far below the threshold throughout the pandemic. All Adelphi community members should continue with vigilant hand hygiene and stay home when feeling unwell.

Adelphi launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program on May 10, 2021 and it concluded August 1, 2021.  All current Adelphi students, faculty and staff who uploaded their proof of full vaccination by the deadline will receive a $25 gift card and be entered into a raffle for additional prizes. Read prize details here.

  • Require all unvaccinated individuals (those with approved medical or religious exemption) to wear a mask indoors at all times and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained, except while eating or drinking.
  • Maintain our robust cleaning and air filtration protocols.
  • Keep protective barriers in place in offices, study spaces and other areas.
  • Encourage all community members to continue with vigilant hand hygiene and stay home when feeling unwell, among other proven mitigation strategies.
  • Remain flexible in case the public health situation changes and state officials announce new requirements or restrictions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States and World Health Organization (WHO)-authorized COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective at preventing COVID-19.
  • All COVID-19 vaccines that are in development are being carefully evaluated in clinical trials and will be authorized or approved only if they make it substantially less likely you will get COVID-19.
  • Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases and early data from clinical trials, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine also helps keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
  • Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • Experts continue to conduct studies to learn more about how COVID-19 vaccination may reduce spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Being fully vaccinated makes you eligible for the New York state Excelsior Pass, a mobile app that provides a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results. This can help you get into places and do things that require proof of vaccination.

Yes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation granting employees paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. All Adelphi employees are entitled to a maximum of four (4) hours of paid time off per vaccine injection. For more information, see the New York state Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccinations fact sheet.

  • It’s important that employees notify their managers of scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointments in advance.
  • The time off should then be noted as “½ CV” (Covid Vaccine) on time cards and time sheets.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources Representative Jenn Maron at 516.877.3298 or jmaron@adelphi.edu
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