State and Local Guidelines

In May 2020, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released a framework for reopening the state, NY Forward, that set the parameters for how higher education institutions should function during the pandemic.

The governor also provided Guidance for Infection Rates on College Campuses that requires colleges and universities to temporarily shut down in the event that positive cases rise about certain thresholds.

Specific policies are listed below, where you can also find answers to your FAQs.

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NY Forward: Reopening New York
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New York State Travel Advisories on Quarantine

Everyone entering New York from certain U.S. states must quarantine for at least 14 days. Quarantine for individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end after 10 days without a testing requirement if no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period.

Quarantine For Persons Exposed to COVID-19 (Dec. 26. 2020)

Quarantine Requirements for Out of State Travelers

NYS Executive Order No. 205: Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in NY (June 24, 2020)

NYS Dept of Health (DOH) Interim Guidance on Quarantine for Travelers Arriving in NY After Out of State Travel (June 24, 2020)

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Additional Federal Resources

Resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Dept. of Ed (DOE).

CDC Guidance for Higher Ed Administrators (Updated March 2020)

CDC Considerations for Higher Ed Institutions (Updated May 30) 

CDC Interim Considerations for Higher Ed Administrators on SARS-CoV-2 Testing (Updated June 30) 

CDC Travel Guidance (Updated Aug. 21)

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NY State Education Department Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs from Government Entities

NYS Dept. of Health

FAQs on Quarantine Restrictions

NYS Education Dept.

FAQs for Colleges and Universities

U.S. Dept. of Education

Coronavirus Program Information FAQs

NYC Dept. of Health

FAQs: What Higher Ed Needs to Know