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Long Island University continues to monitor COVID-19. University officials remain in constant communication with all appropriate health authorities, and will continue to follow their recommendations to take every necessary precaution for the safety of our community.

We will continue to provide updates on this page as new information emerges.


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:


  • Administrative and academic offices are operating virtually.
  • Online instruction will continue remotely until the end of the 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.
  • Students that are participating at practicum sites, student teaching, or clinical rotations should continue until further guidance is given by their Dean's office. The University is working with appropriate accrediting bodies to provide alternative experiences, if needed.
  • The LIU Post 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.
  • Residential students may remain in the residence hall but have the option to continue their studies remotely from home.
  • No day or overnight guests are permitted in the residence halls, including LIU commuter students. We are limiting physical contact in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.
  • Food service pick up is open and available for residential students in a grab and go format, please see the schedule below.
  • Post Campus



    Brooklyn Campus


    Winnick Center



    Shark Bite Café 


    Monday – Friday 

    9 a.m. – 8 p.m.


    Monday – Friday

    9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    Saturday & Sunday

    10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


    Saturday & Sunday

    10 a.m. – 8 p.m.






    POD



    Residential C-Store


    Monday – Friday

    2 p.m. – 8 p.m.


    Monday – Friday

    2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Long Island University’s 2020 Commencement has been moved to a virtual ceremony that will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Invitations will be emailed to graduates by Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • The University is planning a special celebration for 2020 graduates during Homecoming Weekend, to be held Friday, October 16th through Sunday, October 18th. Invitations to be sent by May 1st, 2020.
  • Student organization and large-scale student-run events have been suspended for the remainder of the semester.
  • LIU Promise team will be sharing a full calendar of Virtual Events, including, career success workshops, health and wellness programs, and other student life and social opportunities this week.
  • LIU community members should practice social distancing by not congregating in groups, and keeping approximately six feet of distance from others whenever possible.
  • 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.
  • 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 reassess this policy as the situation evolves. Please advise.
  • 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).

Pass/Fail Option:
Brooklyn Students

Students will be permitted to opt for a pass/fail grade in a maximum of one course per semester for a total of eight semesters. Such an option does not apply to courses in the student’s major, to courses that are prerequisites to or required by the major, or to courses that are used to satisfy the core requirement. Students should consult a faculty adviser and department requirements before exercising the pass/fail option. The election of the pass/fail grading system must be designated by the end of the drop/add period. All requirements of examination and work assigned by the instructor must be fulfilled. If a grade of P is assigned, credits are earned for the course but the grade is not calculated into the GPA. If a grade of F is assigned, the F is calculated into the GPA.

Post Students

Students may take a maximum of two courses on the Pass/Fail (P/F) basis per academic year (which includes winter, summer, weekend sessions, and all other newly created sessions, for a total of not more than 24 credits in a student’s resident undergraduate program). This restriction does not apply to courses offered only on the P/F basis. A grade of “P” will be posted on the student’s transcript only if the actual grade earned is a “D” or better. Only elective courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Core courses may not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. "P" grades are not calculated into the GPA, but credits are earned for the course. "F" grades are calculated into the GPA.

Core courses, courses in a student’s major or minor and co-related courses may not be taken as P/F without the written permission of the major or minor department chair or program director.

Students in Early Childhood and Childhood Education degree programs may not be allowed to take any courses in their academic concentrations (30-credit liberal arts concentrations in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) on a Pass/Fail basis.

Students who opt for a Pass/Fail during the fall or spring semester are not eligible for inclusion on the Dean’s or Honor’s List for that semester.

Students may choose the P/F option up to the 10th week of the regular semester as specified in the academic calendar. Changes will not be considered after the deadline date.

  • Administrative and academic offices are operating virtually.
  • Instructors are conducting all course activities through Blackboard. Email communication and conference calls for group conversations are also being used as needed.
  • Faculty are utilizing Blackboard to upload lectures, PowerPoints, quizzes, as well as host discussion forums.
  • 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/.
  • 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. 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.
  • Faculty will offer online lab-related activities and demonstrations via Zoom video conference. Additionally, Department Chairs are in contact with McGraw-Hill's Connect® platform to ensure an enriching experience for the students moving online. We will provide updates on laboratory demonstrations soon.
  • 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 and academic offices are operating virtually.
  • Limited essential personnel will work on site to support remote learning, technology and provide necessary security and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • 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.