The University is following guidance from the CDC, New York State and New York City. Please read below to review our most updated COVID policies and our visitor policy.
Due to repairs on the building from a series of water pipe breaks, here is a floor-by-floor description of current changes.
Floor-by-floor status as of Tuesday, January 17th (projected):
Floors 1-5: open and close to normal (there may be some minor inconvenience as crews
finish up work in certain areas). All large classrooms will be open. Seminar rooms 420, 211 may not be open by Tuesday. If it is necessary to move classes in these rooms, you will be notified directly if your classroom has changed.
Floors 6 – 9: Library
We have been told that half of the 7th floor and half of the 6th floor of the library will be open; the 8th and 9th floors will be closed.
In addition to the water damage, workers discovered an area on the 8th floor had tiles that contained asbestos under the carpeting. A certified asbestos removal company is removing the tiles. Asbestos removal is heavily regulated, and the company is complying with all state and local regulations. Air samples have been taken and show no asbestos present in the air. There is no risk of asbestos exposure to students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, there was no past risk of exposure because the tiles had been covered before the flooding.
The NYU Law School Library (down the street on Washington Square South) has graciously opened its doors to Cardozo students for the next several weeks to help us ensure that we have sufficient study space for students. You must preregister to use the NYU Library. Please be on the lookout for an email from Dean Kim explaining how to register for authorization.
Floor 9: faculty and program offices and 9 Seminar: Closed, except for the offices of the Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice, which will be open.
Floor 10: Administrative and Faculty Offices: Closed
The 9th and 10th Floors will not be accessible, which means that many of our administrators will be working elsewhere in the building and remotely. To schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Finance, Student Services, Academic Success, Special Events, The Dean’s Office, or the International and Graduate Studies team, we advise you to send an email instead of dropping by. All of our dedicated staff will be available to help you.
Faculty members with offices on 9 and 10 will be relocated. Your professors will let you know when and where they will conduct office hours. You can always reach them by email.
Floor 11: (Clinics, Career Services, and Admissions) The 11th floor was not damaged and is open. Clinical work will go on as usual.
Elevators. Sadly, much of the water rolled directly into the 12th street elevator shafts, damaging our three, beautiful new elevators. The 5th avenue elevator was also damaged. Two elevators have been repaired so far and mechanics continue to work to restore the remaining two. There may be longer waits for elevators. We encourage you to use the stairs whenever possible.
COVID-19 Student Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 Student Vaccination Policy
Fall 2022 COVID Regulations for Students
Testing Prior to the Start of Classes
All students must submit a negative PCR Covid or at-home test prior to their return. All 1Ls must submit proof of vaccination and proof of at least one booster. Please send a negative PCR or antigen test, either lab-issued or at-home, negative COVID test to email@example.com.
Weekly COVID testing
1. Masks must be worn in classrooms, elevators, and designated areas of the library. (Note: Faculty at podiums in large classes may remove their masks.)
2. We strongly encourage everyone to wear masks throughout the law school, including in hallways and all common areas.
3. Please wear a high-quality mask (N95, KN95, and KF94).
If a roommate, family member, or another person you live with tests positive you must:
2. Take a PCR or antigen test, either lab-issued or at-home, within 1-2 days; if positive, you must report the positive result to the Office of Student Services and follow the quarantine protocol below for positive cases.
3. When your rapid or PCR test is negative, you must send an image to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to re-entry to the building.
Students Who Test Positive Must
2. Quarantine for at least 5 days from the date of testing.
3. Fully vaccinated and boosted students who are asymptomatic after 5 days from their positive diagnosis must test negative in a PCR or at-home test and must send an image to email@example.com before returning to campus.
We will record all classes so that students who test positive, are feeling unwell or have any symptoms can remain home and access their classes and materials.
Any questions should be directed to the Office of Student Services. We will continue to monitor the health status in New York City and update these protocols as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation.
1. All guests must be invited by appointment only. No events are open to the general public. While New York City is classified as having a “substantial” or “high” risk of community transmission, guests for events are limited to speakers or panelists.
2. All invited visitors must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated 24 hours prior to their appointment, in order to be permitted to enter the building.
3. All visitors must also abide by our policy of wearing a mask everywhere in the building, unless actively eating or drinking, at all times.
Only the following departments and groups are permitted to invite guests to campus:
- Administrative offices
- Academic Centers, including clinics
- Faculty Members
- SBA-recognized student groups (for student-sponsored programs), including journals and honors societies.
Here are the procedures to follow if you are inviting a guest to the building:
Name of guest, proof of vaccination, and the guest's appointment date and time, should be submitted, at least 24 hours before the guest’s appointment.
Faculty members should forward the visitor’s name, appointment time, and proof of vaccination to Josie Tirado in the Dean's Office.
Administrators, associate deans, and directors should collect the guest’s name and proof of vaccination and then share the approved guest’s name to Cardozo security.
SBA-recognized student groups should send the guest's name and proof of vaccination to the Office of Student Services.
Please note that a delay in completing these steps may cause the guest to be delayed as they enter the building.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 Delta variant data and will update this policy as circumstances change.