Long Island University official updates regarding the current status of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the university community.

COVID-19 Dashboard for positive cases
Campus Reported Today
October 10, 2020
Two-Week Period:
October 24 - November 6, 2020
 Brooklyn
 0  7
 Post  1  10
 Hudson
 0  0
 Brentwood
 0  0
 Riverhead
 0  0

*Results for each day reflect any positive cases confirmed by 4 p.m. 


Recent Updates

Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Beginning on Monday, November 30, LIU will move to remote instruction for the remainder of the Fall semester. The Spring 2021 semester will begin in-person on February 1 and proceed without holiday breaks, including Spring Break and Presidents Day.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 1 p.m.

LIU Post will resume on campus instruction on Monday, November 2. This follows our 2-week pause to proactively put COVID in check. Students can return to campus or continue taking courses remotely for the remainder of the semester.

Wednesday, October 14 at 7:45 p.m.

As of October 15, LIU Post is pausing in-person classes and moving to remote instruction for two weeks out of an abundance of caution due to recent cases of COVID-19. Only the veterinary graduate program will continue in person at this time. Teaching faculty will work remotely and all other employees should report to campus. Please check your email for complete details on this announcement, and remember to follow all LIU campus health and safety guidelines.

Friday, October 9 at 5 p.m.

Large gatherings can increase the spread of COVID-19. Students must avoid social gatherings, off-campus parties, and other activities that put themselves and others at risk. Wearing a mask, washing our hands, and social distancing is our best defense against this virus.

Monday, October 5 at 9 a.m.

During the week of September 27, the Brooklyn campus had three confirmed positive cases and the Post campus had two confirmed positive cases. LIU Regional Campuses continue to report no confirmed positive cases. Stay healthy, LIU.

Friday, October 2, 2020 at 1 p.m.

As we continue to combat COVID-19, getting the flu vaccine has never been more important. The University will host a Flu Vaccine Clinic on October 7 and October 8. Please check your LIU email for more information on how to schedule an appointment.

Monday, September 28 at 11 a.m.

During the week of September 20, 2020, the Brooklyn campus had one confirmed positive case and the Post campus had one confirmed positive case. While positive cases remain low, we must remain vigilant and follow all guidelines that have kept our community healthy.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 8 p.m.

New York State has developed protocols for colleges to report new cases by campus on a daily basis, and they are also monitoring cases over specific 2 week periods. The Department of Health posts college data on their website, and we will also post daily updates on Long Island University’s website. LIU is aligning our actions with NYS guidance to ensure accuracy and transparency.

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8 a.m.

During the week of September 13, 2020, the Brooklyn campus had one confirmed positive case. The Post campus had no additional confirmed positive cases this week. We will continue to update the University community regularly.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5 p.m.

The University continues to monitor, track and report positive cases to the Department of Health on a daily basis. Since the start of classes, the Post campus has five positive cases of individuals who have physically been on campus. The Brooklyn campus has no positive cases of individuals who have physically been on campus but is aware of two individuals who have not been on campus this semester that have tested positive. We will continue to keep the LIU community updated on a regular basis.

Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10 a.m.

All LIU community members must practice social distancing on campus and wear a mask at all times. We must remain vigilant and respect one another in order to keep each other safe and healthy. Any community member with COVID-19 related concerns can contact post-health@liu.edu or bkln-health@liu.edu.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Welcome Back, Sharks! As you return to campus for classes today, please remember to properly wear your mask on-campus, practice social distancing, and avoid large gatherings.

Monday, September 7, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Classes begin tomorrow, September 8, 2020. As a reminder, all LIU faculty, staff, and students must take the LIU COVID-19 Self Check before coming to campus. https://certify.liu.edu.

Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5 p.m.

As we celebrate Labor Day Weekend, all LIU community members are reminded to practice social distancing, wear a mask, and follow all New York State and CDC Guidelines. Classes begin on September 8, 2020 and the health and safety of our community is paramount.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Faculty may return to campus beginning today, September 1, 2020. As a reminder, all employees must take the LIU COVID-19 Self Check before coming to campus. https://certify.liu.edu.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Beginning September 1, 2020, all faculty, staff and students will need to successfully complete the LIU COVID Self-Check App prior to coming to campus each day. For more information regarding re-opening visit liu.edu/reopening-liu.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 9 a.m.

All LIU community members must wear a mask or face covering properly when in public areas around campus or if they are unable to maintain social distancing. For more health and safety measures, visit liu.edu/reopening-liu.

Friday, August 14, at 9 a.m.

Classes resume in-person beginning on September 8 at all LIU Campuses. Veterinary Medicine begins August 24. Students who may require accommodations or have additional questions should visit the FAQ page.

Monday, August 3, at 10 a.m.

All LIU community members will require an LIU ID Card to access the Brooklyn and Post campuses in the fall semester. Public Safety is facilitating this process remotely to assist students. Brooklyn students should email a photo ID and headshot to bkln-idcard@liu.edu. Post students should email a photo ID and headshot to post-publicsafety@liu.edu.

Tuesday, July 14, at 3 p.m.

Long Island University has planned a phased return to ensure a timely reopening of the 2020 fall semester, including in-person instruction in classrooms and welcoming students in residence halls. For more information visit the LIU Reopening Plan website.

Wednesday, July 8, at 5 p.m.

The Fall 2020 semester will begin as scheduled on September 8 when the University will resume in person classes, with necessary contingencies and flexibility to guard student, faculty and staff safety. The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program will begin as scheduled on August 24.

Tuesday, June 2, at 5 p.m.

As we transition toward reopening LIU for in-person classes this fall, the safety of our community members is our primary concern. Some of the precautions we are taking can be found here.

Friday, May 22, at 4 p.m.

Based on state and federal guidelines and our ongoing assessment of where we are in this pandemic fight, all remaining summer courses will be conducted online.

Friday, May 1, at 9 a.m.

LIU, in accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will begin distributing over $3.5 million to students in need of emergency grants. Student’s should check their LIU email for more information.

Thursday, April 9, at 5 p.m.

Based on state and federal guidelines and our ongoing assessment of where we are in this pandemic fight, Summer Session 1 beginning May 18 will be delivered online.

Sunday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Effective Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8pm, administrative and academic offices will operate virtually. Limited essential personnel will work on site to support remote learning, technology and provide necessary security and maintenance. Online instruction will continue remotely on Monday, March 23, 2020 until the end of the spring semester.

Wednesday, March 18, at 9:45 a.m.

As we transition to online learning this week, we remind the LIU community of the support services available. For information click here.

Thursday, March 12, at 1:15 p.m.

To ensure all students have time to prepare during this week of spring break, the University has decided that all online instruction will now extend until the end of the spring semester.

Thursday, March 12, at 1:10 p.m.

In consultation with the Nassau County Health Department, we are extending the closure of Pell Hall/Life Sciences Building until Monday, March 16th. In addition, the University was made aware that the person who has contracted the coronavirus had been in Kahn Hall prior to having symptoms. Out of an abundance of caution, Kahn Hall will be closed following the same timeline. As previously communicated, the University has been and will continue to follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting.

Wednesday, March 11, at 7:50 p.m.

LIU Post Campus Alert- LIU Post Employee- Confirmed Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The University has been notified that a member of the LIU community, whose office is in Pell Hall/Life Sciences at LIU Post, was confirmed by the Nassau County Department of Health as testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Pell Hall/Life Sciences has been closed, and is scheduled for reopening on Friday, March 13, 2020 after disinfection. Upon recommendation by the Department of Health, LIU Post will remain open on March 12, 2020.

Wednesday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m.

Effective March 16, 2020 Long Island University will move to online instruction at all locations through March 27, 2020.


Please find updated policies and guidelines below:


  • Fall semester classes begin in-person beginning September 8, 2020. College of Veterinary Medicine Classes begin August 24. Students who are unable to return to campus should complete the Remote Learning Accommodations Form by clicking here.
  • Students are expected to wear a face mask while on-campus, including in classrooms, hallways, and in all public spaces.
  • All LIU community members should practice social distancing by not congregating in groups, and keeping approximately six feet of distance from others whenever possible.
  • The COVID Self-Check app must be completed prior to students coming to campus each day. Students must present their LIU ID to access campus.
  • All University support services will be available on-campus and virtually. This includes, Library, Information Technology, Learning Support Center, Counseling and Health Services, LIU Promise, Enrollment Services and others.
  • Administrative and academic offices resume normal operating hours. Students are encouraged to continue meetings virtually for the fall semester.
  • Centralized helpdesk support is available daily for students by emailing IT@LIU.edu or by calling 516-299-3300 / 718-488-3300. An extensive online support library http://IT.LIU.EDU is also available.
  • The Library offers virtual reference services Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. In addition, the Library’s electronic resources, including ebooks, ejournals and streaming content, are available 24/7, as usual, through the library website.
  • Residence Halls and dining facilities are open. Resident students received additional guidance from LIU Promise regarding move-in, pre-COVID testing requirements, and new residence life policies, including no guests in residence hall rooms.
  • Student Life will resume with a vibrant schedule of events that can be found at here. This includes student organizations, campus events, fraternities and sororities, and other campus activities. In addition, a new “Experience | Shark Nation” portal will be introduced to enhance the student experience.
  • Upcoming non-essential University-related domestic and international travel is suspended through the fall semester.
  • LIU community members will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus if they have been to impacted areas required by New York State guidelines.
  • Programs that require off-campus clinical or field training in other locations will ensure that students are properly protected by recommended safety protocols. Where possible, such programs will enhance simulation experiences to enable students to practice technical, diagnostic, and exam skills in controlled settings on campus.
  • Students who have clinical placements, student teaching, or other off-campus academic commitments should consult with their academic department for more specific information.
  • Faculty are welcome back on campus as of September1, 2020.
  • All faculty will wear face coverings in public spaces.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • All faculty must take the daily screening at certify.liu.edu prior to arriving to campus.
  • Where possible schedule appointments or perform meetings virtually.
  • Faculty should be prepared to accommodate students that cannot come to in person classes as well as provide instruction completely virtually in the case of a shut-down.
  • Clinical program directors and faculty are working with accrediting agencies and the State Education Department to develop alternative clinical teaching plans for the Health Professions, if necessary. Programs are utilizing high fidelity online simulation, including virtual reality and virtual interactive studies, as well as online group chat and Zoom ultra to facilitate group learning designed to achieve desired learning outcomes.The following resources continue to be available to faculty:
  • Faculty should use Blackboard to upload lectures, PowerPoints, quizzes, as well as host discussion forums.
  • Where necessary, Zoom is being highly utilized for class instruction. The University has a subscription to Zoom, which can be accessed from Blackboard. To learn how to use Zoom via Blackboard, view link here: https://it.liu.edu/zoom/.
  • If it is necessary to administer online exams in non-proctored settings, faculty have access to Respondus. For information and training on Respondus, please view the Respondus site here, https://it.liu.edu/respondus/.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud has provided temporary at-home access for students and faculty. Please ask your students to follow guidelines via: https://it.liu.edu/adobe/.
  • LIU IT is available to provide training and virtual tutorials.
  • To learn how to use Zoom via Blackboard, view link here: https://it.liu.edu/zoom/.
  • For information and training on Respondus, please view the Respondus – LIU Information Technology site here: https://it.liu.edu/respondus/.
  • A centralized support helpdesk is available from 8 am to 8 pm via email (IT@LIU.edu), or by calling 516-299-3300 / 718-488-3300.
  • LIU IT and faculty experts are available to provide one-on-one, as well as group trainings via Zoom virtual meeting.
  • For questions related to academics, please contact:
  • Brooklyn Post

    Office of Academic Affairs
    718-488-1242
    Karen.Cowan@liu.edu

    Office of Academic Affairs
    516-299-2822
    Gail.Luksch@liu.edu

    Office of Academic Affairs
    Judy Fan Luu
    718-488-1394
    Judy.Luu@liu.edu

    Office of Academic Affairs
    Shatequa King
    516-299-2917
    Shatequa.King@liu.edu

  • Upcoming non-essential University-related domestic and international travel is suspended through the end of the semester.
  • University-related travel after the end of the semester is subject to cancellation.
  • Administrative staff are welcome back on campus.
  • All staff will wear face coverings in public spaces.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • All staff must take the daily screening at certify.liu.edu prior to arriving to campus.
  • Where possible schedule appointments or perform meetings virtually.
  • Upcoming non-essential University-related domestic and international travel remains suspended.
  • The following resources are available for any questions or concerns:
    • Centralized helpdesk support is available daily for staff by emailing IT@LIU.edu or by calling 516-299-3300 / 718-488-3300. An extensive online support library http://IT.LIU.EDU is also available.
    • Human Resources assistance: Lisa Araujo, Lisa.Araujo@liu.edu, (516) 299-4217.
    • Public Safety: LIU Post – (516) 299-2222, LIU Brooklyn (718) 488-3300.

What is the 2019 novel coronavirus?
The 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Learn about 2019 novel coronavirus.

How does the coronavirus spread?
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
Call your doctor if you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 OR have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

Is there a vaccine?
There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19.

Are there ways to prevent contracting the virus?
The CDC recommends preventative actions to reduce the risk of developing the flu or other respiratory diseases, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • When you are sick, stay home.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you have not already been immunized against the flu, it is not too late to get a flu shot.

I’m sick. How do I know if it is COVID-19 or something else, like the flu?
COVID-19 symptoms and flu symptoms can be similar, but COVID-19 is related to the outbreak in China. Even if you’ve traveled to an affected area – or have had contact with someone who has – if you have symptoms of fever, cough, body aches, it is possible that it could be the flu. Faculty and staff with flu-like symptoms should contact their primary care provider. Students who have flu-like symptoms should call their appropriate campus support. It is important to recognize that we are still in the midst of cold and flu season. CDC reports that influenza activity is, and will remain, high for the next several weeks.

 Contact Us

Post Campus Public Safety
Public Safety
516-299-2222

Center for Healthy Living
516-299-3468

         

Brooklyn Campus Public Safety
Public Safety
718-488-1078

Office of Student Affairs
718-488-1007

I have recently returned from a trip to an affected area or have had contact with someone who may have COVID-19 and have respiratory symptoms. What should I do?
If you were in an affected area in the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, do the following:

  • Seek medical advice. Call before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room and tell them about your recent travel and symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Do not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Can I still travel abroad?
Please take note of our updated travel guidelines and policies which we have adopted out of an abundance of caution:

  • All upcoming non-essential University-related international travel is suspended through the end of the semester. This includes all faculty and student travel, including but not limited to conferences and study abroad programs. For students who would earn credits from these experiences to graduate in May, alternative arrangements to earn credits are being made.
  • University-related travel after the end of the semester, may be subject to cancellation.
    Please contact your Dean for any questions or concerns.
  • Students who are currently in study abroad programs in areas not classified by the CDC as Level 3 may remain abroad to complete their programs. We will be constantly reassessing this decision as the situation evolves.
  • The University recommends that when planning personal international travel be mindful of the potential associated risk of disruptions to your ability to reenter the United States. We advise you to consult travel guidance from the CDC prior to and during your trip and make every effort to stay up-to-date regarding often fast-changing governmental regulations (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html).
  • LIU community members will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus if they have been to areas designated as Level 3 Travel Advisory by the CDC. (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices)

If I see emergency responders on campus wearing masks or other protective clothing, does that mean they are treating someone who has COVID-19?
No. Wearing masks, gowns and gloves are all standard procedures that emergency responders routinely follow when treating any respiratory illness — such as colds, flu and other viral illnesses — and are not specific to COVID-19. Additionally, patients with respiratory illnesses may be asked to wear a mask to reduce the spread of droplets when they cough, sneeze or speak. This is similar to procedures in place at many hospitals and health care facilities.




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