Teaching and Learning

Required Protocol for Returning to Campus

Coming to campus at any point this summer? Flu shots and quarantining are no longer required, but these rules—and related policies and guidelines—apply to you.

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1. Read the Enhanced University Health and Safety Policy

This policy has been established to help protect individuals in the Columbia community and our neighbors.

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2. Read and Sign the Health Compact

Everyone who returns to campus must sign the University Health Compact, which can be found in the required online safety training.

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3. 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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4. 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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5. Complete the Daily Symptom Self-check

All faculty, staff, and students must complete a daily symptom self-check before enter ing campus.

Consistent with New York State guidance, all Columbia affiliates must continue to wear masks at all times in indoor settings in Columbia facilities and observe current 6 foot distancing as vaccination status is unknown for all individuals. Vaccinated individuals may remove masks and not physically distance only in outdoor settings on Columbia’s campuses. However, individuals may choose to continue to wear masks and observe distancing outdoors on Columbia’s campuses, thus, no assumptions should be made regarding why an individual chooses to mask outdoors.

Latest Updates

Summer Term Health Advisory

While positive developments in the national effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in the easing of several public health restrictions, the worsening crises in other countries reminds us that we still have a long way to go before we can claim success.

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Summer 2021 Term, A&B