YU is complying with Governor Cuomo’s directives about working remotely and avoiding gatherings. Most of our staff can work remotely, and we are providing training and resources for individuals whose jobs can be performed in this manner. Information on working remotely can be found on Inside Track:

We have identified a small group of essential employees who continue to come to campus. Only employees who have been designated as essential may come to campus. While on campus, employees should minimize group contact and adhere to the Policy to Minimize the Spread of COVID-19:


Employees whose jobs cannot be done remotely and who have not been designated essential employees should discuss options for redeployment or alternate tasks with their supervisors.

Employees who are sick or under a doctor- or government-ordered quarantine due to COVID-19 will be entitled to paid leave in accordance with New York State’s Executive Order. Thereafter, if they are still unable to work, they may use sick time and vacation time to remain on payroll as long as possible.

Employees who are not under a doctor- or government-ordered quarantine and cannot work remotely may use vacation time and sick time to remain on payroll as long as possible.

Once paid vacation time and sick time are exhausted, employees who cannot work remotely will be furloughed and will be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.

If you have questions about paid time off, please contact the Human Resources Office.

The University will continue to cover employees who are on the YU Aetna or Oxford plans, subject to the terms of such plans.

If you are a member of the union, please confer with your union leadership about continued health coverage.

Health insurance plans, including Yeshiva University’s Aetna and Oxford plans, are waiving co-pays for the testing of patients who meet the CDC guidelines and for tele-medicine visits for patients who wish to avoid visits to physician offices. Contact your health insurance plan for more information.

The University provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which offers free confidential counseling. For more information, please call 888-628-4824.

In addition, your health insurance plan may have mental health support services. Please contact your carrier or look on their website.

The Payroll office is continuing to cut and mail paper checks. We strongly encourage you to consider direct deposit, which is the safest and fastest way to get paid. Contact the Payroll office to sign up for Direct Deposit of your checks.