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Personal Health & Wellbeing

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our students and our New York Tech community remain our highest priority.

All students, faculty, and staff are required to follow the university’s health and safety protocols on all of the following:

  • Daily health screening
  • Hygiene and handwashing
  • Staying home when sick
  • Reporting incidents of exposure to and/or positive test results for COVID-19
  • Adhering to all vaccination and testing requirements and policies

Personal Safety

To reduce transmission of the coronavirus, everyone should continue to follow these general precautions to avoid becoming infected or spreading the virus:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects using a household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Avoid traveling and contact with others if you are sick.

If You’ve Tested Positive or Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

Testing will help diagnose individuals who may be infected but are asymptomatic. If you test positive for COVID-19 OR if you have been in direct contact with someone who is positive you must notify the university.

Based on the most recent policy updates from the CDC, if you are exposed to COVID-19 and are fully vaccinated you do not need to quarantine, but should get tested at least five days after having close contact with an infected person, watch for symptoms, and wear a mask for ten days.

If you are tested and show a positive result for COVID-19, regardless of whether you are symptomatic or asymptomatic, you may only return to work or class based on the following:

  • If you are symptomatic:
    • You may return after at least five days of isolation from the onset of symptoms.
  • If you are asymptomatic:
    • You may return after five days of isolation from the first positive test if you remain asymptomatic, OR
    • With a doctor’s note giving permission to return to work or class.

Notification Process for Students

Notification Process for Faculty and Staff

Medical Resources

Long Island and New York City campus students may make an appointment for a free flu shot or COVID-19 test and vaccination at the Academic Health Center on the Long Island campus. Call 516.686.1300 to schedule an appointment or if you have questions related to COVID.

Mental Health Resources

We are here for you—please remember that you are not alone! It is understandable that members of our New York Tech community may have concerns and anxieties about the uncertainty of the current times. If you are feeling anxious or uneasy, please reach out to Counseling and Wellness Services at our campuses in Long Island (516.686.7683) or New York City (212.261.1773) to talk or make an appointment.