COVID-19 Guidance for the Columbia Community

What You Need to Know

  • Classes are in session.
  • No Columbia student, faculty, or staff has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Columbia has a high-level task force planning for possible disruptions related to the coronavirus.
  • For students, all upcoming travel outside the United States organized, led, or financed by Columbia is suspended until further notice.
  • Events for students, faculty, and staff on the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses can continue as planned or be postponed at the discretion of the organizers.

Last updated Friday, March 6, 2020 at noon EST.



I'm Sick. What Should I Do?

Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread. Tell your healthcare professional about your recent travel or contact. Your healthcare professional will work with public health officials to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Latest University Updates

Campus Events and COVID-19

March 5, 2020

色情免费视频日韩www - 在线观看 - 影视资讯 - 品善网At this time, events for Columbia students, faculty and staff on the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses can continue as planned or be postponed at the discretion of the event organizers.

Additional Travel Guidance

March 5, 2020

Updated details on the process the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement is using to determine options for the safe and orderly return home of those studying abroad. These distinctions also apply to the wider Columbia community.

Frequently Asked Questions

March 4, 2020

Information about COVID-19 for the Columbia Morningside, Manhattanville, and CUIMC campuses as well as affiliated Teachers College, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary

Travel: Spring Recess and Beyond

March 3, 2020

All Columbia affiliates are strongly urged to postpone nonessential international travel. For students, all upcoming travel outside the United States organized, led, or financed by Columbia is suspended until further notice.

COVID-19 Health Advisory

February 27, 2020

Your well-being remains a top priority for Columbia University, and we continue to actively monitor the outbreak of COVID-19

Expert Recommendations

February 25, 2020

Following the recommendations of local, state, and national health authorities to make sure we are undertaking evidence-informed procedures, the University has not made changes to classes, activities, operations, and events on our New York campuses.

Preventive Measures


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Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

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Cough or sneeze into the bend of your arm or elbow, or cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

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Stay home when you are sick.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Group Gatherings

If You're Hosting an Event

色情免费视频日韩www - 在线观看 - 影视资讯 - 品善网Recommendations for group gatherings from the and Columbia public health experts

1. If food or drinks are served, be sure there are washrooms nearby or make hand sanitizer available.

2. Ask attendees to greet each other by bumping elbows instead of shaking hands, hugging, or kissing.

    色情免费视频日韩www - 在线观看 - 影视资讯 - 品善网3. Remind attendees to avoid sharing food and drinks.

      4. Remind attendees to sneeze and cough into their arm or elbow, or cough into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

      If You're Considering Postponing or Cancelling an Event

      • If you have reserved space, will not charge for space or timely catering cancellations.
      • You can host an event virtually; every school and department at Columbia has access to , which enables virtual meetings and forums.
      • If you continue with a planned event, be sure to pay careful attention to the made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Columbia's public health experts.

      Support Is Available

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      Columbia Preparedness

      Check here for detailed information on the virus’s symptoms, the latest updates, and current recommendations.

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      Medical Support

      色情免费视频日韩www - 在线观看 - 影视资讯 - 品善网For guidance on symptoms and treatment, students should call 212-854-7426 for or 212-305-3400 for . Faculty and staff should call their primary care provider.

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      Bias Response

      COVID-19 brings with it collective challenges that must be dealt with as a community. We are all responsible for creating and maintaining an environment built on respect and free from discrimination.

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      Public Safety

      Morningside: 212-854-2797
      Emergency On Campus: 4-5555

      Manhattanville: 212-853-3301
      Emergency On Campus: 3-3333

      Medical Center: 212-305-8100
      Emergency On Campus: 305-7979

      COVID-19 in the News

      Scientists Designing Faster Tests to Detect Coronavirus

      Patients can get stuck waiting for laboratory results to find out whether they have the new coronavirus and need to be placed in temporary isolation using precious hospital bed space. Faster detection tests could solve this problem.

      How to Prepare Your Home for Coronavirus

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling Americans to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. But what does preparedness look like in practice?

      Library of Potential Coronavirus Drugs Built at Columbia

      David Ho is overseeing four research teams at Columbia whose goal is to find an effective treatment against COVID-19 and other coronaviruses.