NYUAD Response to COVID-19

In coordination with NYU leadership, local health authorities, and our Abu Dhabi partner, we continue to monitor coronavirus-related developments.

Remote instruction for NYUAD will continue with a Remote Plus start to the fall 2020 semester.

Important Information

Our goal is to ensure a safe Return to Campus for all members of our community. For the time being and into the fall, health and safety protocols including physical distancing, masks, and sanitation practices will continue.

All community members should anticipate an additional need for general health monitoring, screening, and contact tracing, and isolating as necessary. This could include but is not limited to daily health screening, contract tracing apps, and campus access approval. With the support of our faculty and researchers we are also developing the capacity to test more broadly, and more information will be communicated about this in the coming weeks.

In order to keep our community healthy and safe, please continue to practice physical distancing and follow these precautionary measures:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid in-person contact with sick people.
  • Wear a mask whenever you’re outside your residence, even while exercising.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as phones and computers, using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid large social gatherings with people outside your residential unit or family.

If you have recently come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus, traveled to an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of the coronavirus, or if you have a fever and cough or shortness of breath, you must:

  • Seek immediate medical care. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Stay home and self-isolate (see below). Except for seeking medical care, avoid contact with others.
  • Follow self- and community-care guidelines (see below).

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Students needing after-hours medical advice, including on COVID-19 related questions, should contact the 24 hr provider on-call at 02-628-8100. Community members with questions about COVID-19 symptoms and related topics should contact the Health Center COVID Response Team at NYUAD.crt@nyu.edu. For medical emergencies, please dial 999 and notify Public Safety of Health (DOH) Hotline at 800-1717.

For additional questions relating to NYUAD's response to coronavirus including operational and facility-related questions, please contact: nyuad.cabo@nyu.edu.

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