Messages to the Community

Update Regarding Campus Health and Safety Protocols

Thank you to everyone for your continuing commitment to caring for our community. Because of your ongoing efforts and diligence in adhering to our safety protocols, our infection rate remains extremely low, and, beginning this week, we have adjusted our policies to no longer require testing for up-to-date community members and expanded visitor access.

As you have likely seen by now, New York City is relaxing several city-wide measures, including the Key to NYC vaccination requirement and mask requirement for K-12 schools. Many of our peer institutions are following suit by phasing out mask requirements on their campuses over the next few weeks.  

Masks continue to be required in all indoor campus spaces. We recognize the impact of any potential changes to our campus mask policy on our community. The College of Performing Arts will introduce targeted adjustments to provide options to safely take off masks in rehearsal and performance spaces for certain practices. As we continue to evaluate changes to our health and safety protocols, we will be seeking input from the community about our campus-wide masking policy and how any proposed changes may affect our campus.  

Please look for more information next week about how you can engage in this process, including completing a survey and participating in community conversations. We will also share guidance about Spring Break entry testing requirements.


  • On-campus binx test kits remain free and accessible to all community members.
  • Campus is open to visitors who are up-to-date with their vaccinations. All visitors must first check in at the Welcome Center Visitors Desk (72 Fifth Avenue) to receive a daily guest pass before proceeding to another campus building. More information about visitors can be found here.
  • If you feel sick or develop symptoms, please stay home and immediately contact Student Health Services or your medical provider.
  • Everyone must follow the university’s isolation policy to help limit the spread of the virus to others.

We encourage you to visit the university’s COVID-19 Community Guide for the latest information about our campus.

** This message was sent to all students, faculty, and staff on our New York campus.

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