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    Dear students and families, Adelphi has continued to monitor the science and data regarding the spread of COVID-19. For the well-being of our community and to enable our return to a full academic experience this year, we are requiring all students to be fully vaccinated before returning to Adelphi for the start of our fall 2021…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, As of today, nearly 2,400 of our students, faculty and staff have voluntarily uploaded their proof of COVID-19 vaccination as part of Adelphi’s COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program, which we announced on May 10. Our Health and Wellness team continues to urge all our students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19. It is the most…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, On June 15, New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that COVID-19-related restrictions are lifted across many settings in our state now that we have achieved 70 percent of adults vaccinated against the virus. This announcement includes lifting restrictions on our higher education experience. Today, I am pleased to announce that the on-campus experience…

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    Adelphi University has announced its participation in the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. The new initiative invites colleges and universities across the country to join in taking action to end the pandemic by encouraging students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated.

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    In a Verywell story, K.C. Rondello, MD, University epidemiologist and clinical associate professor, shares his expertise on COVID-19 variants.

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    Dear Students, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also known as the COVID-19 Stimulus Package, was signed into law on March 11, 2021. As part of this $1.9 trillion stimulus funding, institutions of higher education are designated to receive one-time grant funds to aid students during the ongoing pandemic. This new legislation follows the March 2020 emergency…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, We are pleased to provide the following important updates to our COVID-19 prevention measures: Adelphi has once again been allotted a limited number of Pfizer vaccine doses from New York state. On-campus COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible Adelphi community members will resume on Monday, May 17, 2021. Should additional doses remain, they will be made available…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, In preparation for a safe return to campus this fall, we urge students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated and to voluntarily notify the University of your vaccination status. This will enable our Health and Wellness team to add anonymized metrics to the Adelphi COVID-19 Dashboard, complementing our COVID-19 case tracking and testing reports. …

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    Dear Adelphi Community, On April 12, New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced long-awaited guidance on how colleges and universities can host safe in-person commencement ceremonies. Once this new guidance was released, Adelphi’s Commencement Committee immediately began re-examining our plans with the goal of providing a more traditional Commencement experience for our graduates within health…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, We are pleased to announce that we anticipate a safe return to predominantly in-person teaching, creative activity and research this fall, in accordance with all state and local health department guidelines. We also look forward to welcoming our residents back for a total living and learning experience on campus throughout our seven residence…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, We are pleased to share that Adelphi has been allotted a limited number of Pfizer vaccine doses from New York state in order to resume on-campus COVID-19 vaccinations for current Adelphi students beginning Monday, April 26, 2021. Should additional doses remain, they will be made available to faculty and staff on Friday, April 30. What…

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    Dear Students and Families, This morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a temporary suspension of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. This news follows reports of a very rare blood-clotting side effect discovered in six women in the United States, among more than 6.8 million administered doses. Adelphi University continues…

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    Dear Students and Families, On March 29, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that, beginning April 6, all individuals 16 years of age or older are eligible to receive the vaccine. We are pleased to share that Adelphi has been allotted a limited number of vaccine doses from the state in order to offer…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, As we continue to adapt to the changing circumstances created by COVID-19, we are making adjustments to our dining hours and locations to meet the preferences and needs of our current on-campus community. Based on feedback, we will expand the hours of the UC Dining Hall in the Ruth S. Harley University…

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    Dear Adelphi Colleagues, In recent days, there have been several exciting updates to eligibility requirements and availability of COVID-19 vaccines. We are pleased to share this important information with you Eligibility Requirement Updates for COVID-19 Vaccines Effective Thursday, March 11, 2021, the New York state eligibility guidelines for the COVID-19 vaccine now include “in-person college faculty and…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, It has been great to have our community back together for the spring semester. Between the anticipation of springtime weather and news of greater vaccine availability, it’s easier to feel a sense of optimism for the days ahead. However, we must not let optimism cloud our judgment—COVID-19 is still a very real…

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    Dear Students and Families, Since March 2020, the University has recognized the ongoing challenges faced by many of our students and families as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. To aid our students over the last two semesters, we have not canceled or reduced undergraduate merit scholarships for failure to maintain the minimum GPA—largely due…

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    Dear Students, On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act was signed into law. This new legislation is a welcome extension of last March’s bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under this new legislation, Adelphi University has been awarded $2,623,483 for emergency financial assistance for high-need…

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    Dear Adelphi Students and Families, We recognize there are many questions surrounding New York state’s evolving plans for phased distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. On our COVID-19 FAQs webpage, we have developed answers specific to vaccine information, and we continue to update this resource as new details become available and in response to questions from…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act was signed into law. This new legislation is a welcome extension of last March’s bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The new CRRSA Act allocated $22.7 billion to higher education. It provides necessary financial support…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, We are excited to welcome you to the Spring 2021 semester. Our community has shown that it can rise above the challenges of the pandemic to protect our health and well-being. With your continued vigilance and cooperation, we are optimistic that this semester will once again be safe and successful. COVID-19 Safety…

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    Dear Adelphi Colleagues, As we work to understand what the months ahead will look like for each of us, I’d like to share the latest information we have regarding COVID-19 vaccination protocols for employees in higher education. According to New York state’s phased distribution of the vaccine, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has advanced New York into Phase 1B. However,…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, Over the course of the past 10 months, with your cooperation and support, we have kept the rate of COVID-19 infections at Adelphi low, which has enabled us to keep our University open in a hybrid model for learning, teaching and working. This success has been attributable to your observation of safety…

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    Dear Students, With all of the challenges the past nine months have brought, Adelphi University remains deeply committed to helping reduce your stress and ensure your success. In light of the physical, emotional and financial challenges that the pandemic has caused, Adelphi is pleased to announce that we have partnered with GradGuard™ insurance to offer…

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    Dear Students and Families, As we approach the Spring 2021 semester at Adelphi, we recognize that our students and families are anxious to plan ahead. We are monitoring all the latest information from our health and government officials and will continue to provide you with the most current instructions, as they evolve. Gov. Andrew Cuomo…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, Travel is known to increase the risk of spreading illness. As you prepare for travel before the Thanksgiving holiday, please adopt a “know before you go” approach. Testing will be required of all residential students prior to leaving campus. If you are a faculty or staff member, or a student living off…

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    Dear Panthers, I want to thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe so far this semester—with few exceptions, students have been careful and responsible, which has allowed us to continue to be together on campus without interruption. This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday. I understand that in an ordinary year…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, Following extensive conversations with members of the Adelphi community and consideration of public health recommendations, we’re writing to update you on our plans for the Winter and Spring 2021 terms, including changes planned for Spring Break. As a reminder: Winter Intersession will take place from Monday, January 4, to Friday, January 22,…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, As we pass the midsemester mark, I would like to share an update on the ongoing efforts to protect the health and well-being of our University family. Thanks to all of you, our positive COVID-19 cases have remained well below 1 percent of our on-campus population. COVID-19 Dashboard Our COVID-19 dashboard launched in mid-September…

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    Dear Adelphi Community, Thank you for your continued help in keeping the Adelphi University community safe. Because of the safety measures in place, we’ve been able to keep our positivity rate below 1 percent. This is a friendly reminder that you can help protect your safety and the safety of everyone in our community by…

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