Health Guidance

 

 

Columbia's guidance and best practices are developed by our own experts, consistent with latest scientific evidence as well as guidelines from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State, and New York City.

REQUIRED PROTOCOL FOR RETURNING TO CAMPUS

These rules—and related policies and guidelines—apply starting this fall. You must follow all University Public Health Protocols, which include masking and distancing where appropriate.

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Get Vaccinated and Upload Documentation

Get vaccinated at a Columbia-operated location or use the New York Vaccine Finder. Find out which vaccines are accepted. Be sure to upload your documentation by August 2.

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Read and Sign the Compact

Read and sign the Columbia Community Health Compact, which can be found in the required online safety training.

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Take Safety Training

If you are returning to campus, you must take the COVID-19 safety course before you return to campus.

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Get Tested

To provide an additional layer of safety, Columbia will require an initial single COVID-19 PCR diagnostic test of all faculty, staff, and students returning to campus.

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Download the ReopenCU App

Use the app to generate a "green pass," which is needed to access campus buildings. Download it from the App Store or Google Play, or use the web version.

What to Do If You Failed to Meet the Vaccination Mandate Deadline

Health Advisories

September 03, 2021

Update on the HERO Act

New York State has passed legislation that requires employers to adopt a prevention plan to protect against the transmission of future airborne infectious diseases in the workplace.