Protecting the wellbeing of our community is Adelphi’s top priority. There are steps that everyone can follow to help prevent illness and the spread of illness.

Prevent Getting Sick or Spreading Illness

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially prior to eating. Hand sanitizer should be used if soap and water are not readily available
  2. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands – including your eyes, nose, and mouth
  3. Avoid close contact with people and do not shake hands
  4. Cover all coughs and sneezes, preferably with a tissue that can be discarded in a closed container after use. In absence of a tissue, use your sleeve or elbow
  5. Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects including buttons, door handles, counters, workstations, keyboards, etc.

If You Are Sick

  • Stay home. Do not go to work, class, or visit with people if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive. The New York State Department of Health requires isolation for anyone who tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Follow up with your physician in cases of severe illness or if you are at high risk for severe illness.
  • Alert University Health Services and get guidance on your next steps for returning to work/class. Call 516.877.6000 or email
  • Students should work with their professors to make arrangements for missed coursework.
  • Resident students who cannot return home to recover may need on-campus isolation.
  • Employees should inform their manager and refer to our Stay at Home policy.

Wearing a Mask

Adelphi student wearing a mask with the Adelphi logo on the frontSince July 2022, wearing a mask is optional at Adelphi unless an individual was recently exposed or in isolation. After exposure or isolation, a mask 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.

Health and Wellness Team
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