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Covid Updates

During these unprecedented times, our prime concern is the safety and health of our community. This page provides helpful updates and resources on our institution's response to COVID-19.

Vaccination Policy

Students and employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination (defined as 14 days past a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson or the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines). Students should email their documents to and employees to

At present a booster shot is very strongly encouraged but not required for employees or for students in the programs listed below:

  • Undergraduate students at SSSB, YC, Katz and SCW
  • Graduate students at Azrieli, GPATS, Revel, RIETS, Syms and Katz with the exceptions below

Students in the following programs must be both fully vaccinated and boosted:

  • Cardozo students
  • Ferkauf students
  • Katz students in allied health programs (OTD, PA, SLP) or otherwise attending classes in the Rousso Building or on Einstein’s campus
  • Wurzweiler Students in on-campus programs

Exemption Requests

Students wishing to request a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine mandate should email and ask for the forms to do so. Employees should email with their request. Exemptions are not automatically granted.  Having had COVID-19 does not provide for an exemption.

Exemptions will not be given to students in programs that require internships, externships, clinical rotations, or similar experiential learning where the norm for those locations is a vaccine and usually a booster requirement.

Masks on Campus

The University does not currently require masks. Like most COVID-related policies, this policy is subject to modification as circumstances change.

On-Campus Covid Testing

The University is not requiring on-campus testing. Like most COVID-related policies, this policy is subject to modification as circumstances change.

Return-To-Campus Testing

The University strongly encourages everyone to test prior to returning to campus following an extended break (and not come to campus if they are positive), 

Positive Cases

Students who test positive should inform the university via and will need to isolate for at least 5 days. An isolation program is available to students residing in university housing.

Employees who test positive should inform HR via and must isolate for at least 5 days and may not return to work until cleared by HR.

Proof of Testing

As proof of a positive test,(for Zooming approval and Covid approved absences) the University accepts test results from either PCR or Rapid Antigen tests. We do not accept at-home tests that do not have a formal report from which we can match a particular test to a particular person at a particular time. If you test positive with an at-home test, you should get a formal test to send to the University. Students should email their formal test result to and employees to


More Resources

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Financial Aid Grants | International Students  | CDC Guidelines  |  NYS COVID Info  | NYC COVID Info

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