The health, wellness and safety of our students, faculty, staff are our highest priority.

All students, faculty, staff and campus visitors at all Adelphi campus locations are required to follow the University’s health and safety protocols and policies on:

  • Hygiene and handwashing
  • Staying home when sick
  • Respecting the health, wellbeing and personal experiences of other community members


  • Effective July 19, 2022, wearing a mask is optional at Adelphi.
  • After an exposure or isolation, wearing a mask in public is required for 10 days.
  • Some individuals choose to continue wearing a mask. The Adelphi community is supportive of individual choice and comfort regarding the continued use of masks.
  • We ask that all individuals at Adelphi continue carrying an acceptable face covering, in case you are asked to wear one with respect for the comfort level of others.
  1. Stay home. Do not go to work, class, or visit with people if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive.
  2. Follow up with your physician in cases of severe illness or if you are at high risk for severe illness.
  3. Alert University Health Services and get guidance on your next steps for returning to work/class. Call 516.877.6000 or email
  4. Faculty and Staff should also inform their manager and arrange for time off due to illness.
  5. The New York State Department of Health requires isolation for anyone who tests positive for COVID-19.
  6. Resident students who cannot return home to recover may need on-campus isolation.

If you can return home for isolation, we recommend that you do. If you cannot, resident students have the option of on-campus isolation.

University Health Services will take appropriate steps to communicate with at-risk individuals per all public health requirements and best practices.

Some individuals may be at increased risk of severe illness. If you are in a vulnerable category, please consult with your healthcare provider.

Yes, the Adelphi campus is open to visitors.

You may contact the Health Services Center at 516.877.6000 or

If you have questions or concerns about Adelphi’s Public Health policies, please email

Preventative Public Health Measures at Adelphi

The University maintains a robust cleaning schedule and follows Department of Health protocols to disinfect Adelphi locations impacted by a confirmed positive COVID-19 case. Read the cleaning and disinfecting protocols of Adelphi Housekeeping and Custodial Services.

Adelphi complies with the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (HERO ACT) which requires employers to implement workplace safety plans in the event of airborne infectious disease and mandates extensive health and safety protections for employees. You can read our Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan online.

Student Guidance

The usual absence policies and procedures apply to all classes and programs. You must notify your instructor(s) via email as soon as possible to develop an alternative plan for meeting your course requirements.

Each of our professional programs that offer or require internships, clinical or field placement work has approved placement locations and activities. For specifics about your program requirements and options, please contact your Dean’s Office directly.

No. You must enroll in a full course of in-person study to maintain valid status. If you have questions, contact International Services, see our International Services portal or contact your designated school official (DSO).

Yes, the Adelphi campus is open to visitors. Please see our Residential Life and Housing FAQs for guidelines about visitors in your residence hall.

COVID-19 Vaccines

No. Adelphi University announced on April 4, 2023 that, effective May 11, 2023, students are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. See the University’s student immunization policy.

Please note: Most clinical and practicum environments will continue to require proof of vaccination and may require additional immunization and/or masking requirements. Please contact your specific clinical program for further information.

No. Adelphi University announced on April 4, 2023 that, effective May 11, 2023, faculty and staff are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Yes, the Health Services Center on our Garden City campus continues to administer the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine and booster to our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Schedule an appointment today by calling 516.877.6000 or emailing

Eligibility is determined by the current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Yes. Under NYS Labor Law, employees are entitled to up to four hours of paid leave per COVID vaccination injection (unless entitled to more under a collective bargaining agreement), boosters included. This leave was extended until Dec. 31, 2023.

If you have questions about paid time off for COVID-19 vaccine appointments, please email

Health and Wellness Team
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