COVID-19 Resource Guide

Required Protocol for Returning to Campus

For the safety of our community and in accordance with the Enhanced University Health and Safety Policy, everyone must complete the following protocol before returning to campus:

Priority Work for Week of Aug 10

Return-to-campus Updates

The Path Forward

One can only feel a sense of humility in the face of the broad human response as we grapple with a threat as menacing as COVID-19. New York City is almost always the epicenter of crises that strike this nation, and Columbia University in the City of New York is, therefore, too.

Here's what we're doing now to prepare for a safe return to campus.

— President Lee C. Bollinger

COVID-19 Research at Columbia

Mailman Study Examines Limiting Capacity for New York City Schools

Modeling compares the city's reopening policies, including social distancing measures during an anticipated December spike. 

Columbia Researchers Study Stress in Doctors and Nurses

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, health care workers on the front lines had high levels of acute stress, anxiety, and depression, a new study has found. 


New COVID-19 Saliva Test Is Born in Columbia Fertility Clinic

Researchers have developed a one-step diagnostic test that detects SARS-CoV-2 in saliva, and results are available in 30 minutes.

New Study on COVID-19's Impact on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Heath

Researchers at Mailman School of Public Health look at how social distancing and limited access to contraceptive and abortion care during the pandemic is affecting young adults.

Support Is Available

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Medical Support

For guidance on symptoms and treatment, students should call 212-854-9355. Faculty and staff should call their primary care provider. Students on the Medical Center campus can contact CUIMC Student Health Service.

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Discrimination and Harassment

COVID-19 brings with it collective challenges that must be dealt with as a community. We are all responsible for creating and maintaining an environment built on respect and free from discrimination and harassment. Learn how to file a report.

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Public Safety

Morningside: 212-854-2797
Emergency On Campus: x4-5555

Manhattanville: 212-853-3301
Emergency On Campus: x3-3333

Medical Center: 212-305-8100
Emergency On Campus: 212-305-7979​​​​​​​

Columbia News

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Columbia Registry Asks Health Care Workers to Share Their Stories

Responses will allow researchers to understand the impact on those most directly affected by the crisis and learn how to best address their needs.

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Could a New UV Technology Fight the Spread of Coronavirus?

Columbia researcher David Brenner believes far-UVC light—safe for humans, but lethal for viruses—could be a ‘game changer.’

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Faces of the Frontline

A new Instagram account and website share stories of the health care heroes at the helm of the pandemic.