We are thrilled to see each other in person again this fall, but we want to make sure that we can do it safely. As a complement to the comprehensive guidance that can be found on the NYU Returns website, the information below is meant to provide some specific information for members of the NYU Journalism community.
Health and Safety
To get into 20 Cooper, you need to:
- Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19* and have your proof of vaccination uploaded and validated;
- Complete the Daily Screener. You’re encouraged to complete the screener before you leave home so that you don’t run into internet connectivity issues.
Learn more about building access on the NYU Returns website.
Yes. All NYU students, faculty, and staff are required to wear masks at all times while indoors. You may only remove your masks at 20 Cooper Square if:
- You are alone in a “single occupancy space” and with a closed door (i.e., you are alone in an office and the door is closed);
- You are eating. Keep in mind that you must follow the university’s guidelines for eating and drinking on campus (e.g., eating outdoors whenever possible and only eating in designated eating areas indoors).
Learn more about masks and PPE on the NYU Returns website.
Regardless of their vaccination status, students, faculty and staff do not have to maintain 6 feet of distance if everyone is masked (you are, however, encouraged to avoid crowding whenever possible).
If you are not fully vaccinated (e.g. you have received an exemption on medical or religious grounds) you are responsible for maintaining at least 6 feet of distance if not everyone is wearing a mask.
Put another way, the only time distancing is required is if someone is unvaccinated and around people who are maskless.
Learn more about physical distancing requirements on the NYU Returns website.
Yes. Regardless of vaccination status, all students, faculty, and staff need to notify the NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team if, in the past 10 days, they have:
- Symptoms of COVID-19;
- Tested positive for COVID-19;
- Were in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19;
- Are not fully vaccinated and spent 24 hours or more in a country with a CDC Level 4 Travel Notice
The COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team will reach within 48 hours or less.
Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms and reporting on the NYU Returns website.
Any member of the NYU community can report non-compliance with health and safety protocols by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional reports can be made to a school’s dean of students, to the Office of Student Conduct, or to a supervisor or manager, depending on whether the person in question is a student, faculty member, or staff member.
While you are encouraged to eat outdoors whenever possible, eating indoors is only permitted in designated eating areas (as well as behind closed doors of a single-occupancy office).
These designated eating areas are set up to allow 6 feet of distance between people, and when possible, also allow for increased ventilation (e.g. near an open window, chairs all facing the same direction).
Designated eating areas should not be used for anything other than eating and drinking (no phone calls) and you should try to limit your time there to about 15 minutes.
Learn more about do’s and don’ts for designated eating areas on the NYU Returns website.
You can drink anywhere at 20 Cooper, provided you follow the university’s guidelines to “lower your mask for a brief moment to sip water or another beverage. You must immediately return your mask over your nose and mouth between sips.”
Learn more about eating and drinking on campus on the NYU Returns website.