Long Island University’s COVID-19 response continues to evolve to the current situation. Our goal is to maximize in-person instruction in classrooms and maintain students in residence halls in the safest manner possible. LIU will continue to provide the exceptional educational and campus life experience that students have come to expect. LIU’s COVID-19 response is evidence-based, sound, and fundamentally guided by both expert advice and the educational needs of our students. The University has convened a committee of over 48 representatives from across campus, who provided suggestions and feedback on the University’s plan. The following are basic principles underlying the LIU COVID-19 response:

  1. protecting faculty, staff, and students
  2. changing physical spaces for instruction, work, and residential living
  3. meeting ongoing changes in our public health obligations

The LIU Reopening Plan

LIU’s plan serves as a base from which our COVID-19 response evolves. It meets NY Forward guidelines and the New York State Department of Health’s “Interim Guidance for Higher Education during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.” Additionally, the University has also reviewed guidelines established by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) for reopening institutions of higher education, the American College Health Association (ACHA) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Education.

The plan was submitted to the NY DOH in accordance with NY Forward Guidelines. The plan is being implemented, but will evolve as necessary based on guidance from public health and government authorities.


Screening

LIU employees will conduct daily screening through the online LIU COVID-19 Self-Check.  Supporting signage has been posted at entryways, with reminders that the Self-Check must be completed by employees daily.  

Social Distancing

Employees on campus will practice social distancing wherever feasible.

Face Covering

As per New York State Executive Order 202.17, any member of our campus communities or guests to our campuses who are over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering must cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face covering when in public areas around campus or if they are unable to maintain social distancing. Face coverings include, but are not limited to, cloth (e.g., homemade sewn, quick cut, bandana), surgical masks, N-95 respirators, and face shields.  LIU will provide face coverings to those employees who do not have their own.

Environment

Where possible, employees should conduct virtual meetings and appointments.

All workspaces, classrooms, common areas, and residence halls have been reconfigured to allow for social distancing.  Increased signage has been posted promoting infection prevention and hand hygiene.  Hand sanitizer is widely available throughout the campus.

Facilities Operations instituted enhanced protocols for increased cleaning and disinfection throughout campus.  Daily logs are maintained to ensure that all protocols are followed. 

Faculty Guidelines 

Faculty will encourage students to communicate with them regarding their health status and any changes in their ability to complete coursework or fulfill their academic responsibilities. Faculty will excuse students who become ill.

Academic Affairs will provide guidelines to faculty regarding course modifications or accommodations that may result from COVID-19 conditions.  Faculty will include in their syllabi: resources for students with disabilities, up-to-date instructions on accessing remote learning platforms, including trouble-shooting parameters, technician contact information, and department chair contact information in the event a faculty member falls sick.

Vulnerable Population

Employees who are seeking accommodations or alternative working arrangements should contact the LIU Human Resources Office at 516-299-4217.

If you Exhibit Symptoms

Employees who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms will be directed to their healthcare provider to be tested.  Employees should keep their supervisor informed of their status and follow their healthcare provider’s recommendations for isolation or quarantine.

Travel

All non-essential University-related domestic and international travel is suspended until further notice. Decisions on lifting the suspension will be made in accordance with the most up-to-date travel advisories from the U.S. Department of State. As travel restrictions are loosened, LIU will abide by existing policies on University-related travel. Protecting the health of the individual traveler, as well as campus and local communities, is of paramount importance. 

Reporting a Positive Test

Students who receive a positive test result from an off-campus test should contact the On-Call Student Affairs staff member immediately. To report a positive test, students should contact 516-815-3074.

General questions or concerns can be directed to 516-299-1200/718-480-1200 or emailed to post-health@liu.edu or bkln-health@liu.edu

Screening

LIU students will conduct an initial screening prior to returning to campus through the online LIU COVID-19 Self-Check. Daily screening will continue throughout the semester each time a student enters campus.

On-Campus COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

The University began a comprehensive COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Program for all students, faculty, and staff in fall semester for the 2020-2021 academic year. In partnership with Enzo Labs, a random sampling of the University community will be selected each week to complete a COVID-19 PCR test. Community members will receive an email with their selection which will include a registration link to schedule an appointment.

All tests are administered at the On-Campus Testing Center.

Post Campus Testing Center
Hillwood Commons, Room 270
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Post-health@liu.edu

Brooklyn Campus Testing Center
Pratt Building, Room 109
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bkln-health@liu.edu

Taking a COVID-19 test is easy and will not take too much time. Selected LIU community members will need to report to the Testing Center at the time of their scheduled appointment and present an LIU ID card and Insurance Card. Once the test is completed, the results will return within a few days. Results can also be viewed by setting up a Patient Portal with Enzo Labs. Confidentiality will be maintained. As a reminder, you are required to wear a face-covering at all times and practice proper social distancing while in the testing center.

Social Distancing

Students on campus will practicing social distancing wherever feasible.

Face Covering

As per New York State Executive Order 202.17, any member of our campus communities or guests to our campuses who are over age two and able to medically tolerate a face covering must cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face covering when in public areas around campus or if they are unable to maintain social distancing. Face coverings include, but are not limited to, cloth (e.g., homemade sewn, quick cut, bandana), surgical masks, N-95 respirators, and face shields.  LIU will secure quantities of PPE for students, including masks and other needed PPE at cost.  

Environment

All workspaces, classrooms, common areas, and residence halls have been reconfigured to adhere to New York State Guidelines.  Increased signage has been posted promoting infection prevention and hygiene reminders.  Hand sanitizer is widely available throughout the campus.

Facilities Operations has instituted enhanced protocols for increased cleaning and disinfection throughout campus.  Daily logs are maintained to ensure that all protocols were followed. 

Vulnerable Population

Vulnerable student populations should contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 718-488-1573 (Brooklyn) or 516-299-2480 (Post) to discuss possible alternative arrangements.

Residential Living

Procedural modifications have been made to residence halls to promote low-density living, facilitate social distancing, enhance cleaning and disinfection, and encourage heightened hygienic behaviors. All low-density and social distancing protocols instituted University-wide apply to the residence halls. As with other buildings on campus, Facilities Operations will provide enhanced cleaning as well as directional signage and maximum occupancy postings in hallways and bathrooms. No direct deliveries are permitted to the residence halls.  

The University is committed to providing a healthy, safe, and enriching on-campus experience for our students in the residence halls. Move-in will be staggered, conducted by appointment to allow for appropriate social distancing. Students who reside out of New York State and are required to quarantine for 14 days and can check-in 14 days prior to the beginning of the semester to ensure attendance on the first day of classes.

Residence Life Professional Staff and Resident Assistants will reinforce all residence life policies and social distancing protocols. Students have a community responsibility to abide by all protocols in order to safeguard themselves and their peers.

To limit density in residence hall rooms, there will be no triple or quad occupancy rooms available for the fall semester.  Single room accommodations will be offered for students upon request.

Students must practice social distancing in all public spaces and wear a face covering in residence hallways and common spaces. Roommates and suitemates are considered “family units,” therefore face coverings do not need to be worn by students in their residence hall rooms.

There will be no overnight guests permitted in residence hall rooms during the fall 2020 semester.  

All packages will be delivered to a designated area for pick-up.

Laundry rooms are limited to two students at any given time. Resident Assistants will work with their floor and building to determine a convenient schedule for all residents.

Proper social distancing and hygiene must be practiced when using bathrooms. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection will be conducted daily by Facilities Staff.

Residence Hall space will be made available for residential students who must quarantine or self-isolate due to COVID-19 concerns. This space has been designated and prepared in the event that it is necessary.

Dining Facilities

Aramark is closely monitoring consumer needs, expectations and patterns to help inform and direct operating plans for providing the type of environment students expect as they return to campus. They will offer service styles to match recovery response and student requirements for social distancing. These service styles include cashless payment, delivery and pick up options, and no touch service, among others.

LIU Facilities Operations and LIU Procurement have been working closely with Aramark to install plexiglass and plastic sheathing in food service areas, and to reconfigure dining areas to reduce density. 

Transportation

The Shark Shuttle is complying with physical distancing and enhanced cleaning requirements stipulated in New York State DOH’s “Interim Guidance for Public Transportation Activities during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.” Riders and drivers will wear mandatory masks while on the shuttles.  The shuttle capacity is reduced to allow for social distancing.  Shuttles off campus will follow the same guidance.

Student Life

LIU Promise and the Division of Student Affairs has developed a schedule of student life events that will ensure an engaging campus experience for fall 2020. Outdoor events and activities are planned and will be promoted through the University’s events calendar, including outdoor recreational activities, movies, socials, and other programs.  All student life activities will follow NYS guidelines.  

Resident Assistants will host in-person and virtual activities throughout the semester. “Experience Shark Nation,” an online module, will be introduced to enhance the student experience. This program will allow students to join clubs, find out about campus programs, and become engaged in campus life using new and innovative ways.

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

Students who experience symptoms that may be related to COVID-19 may seek medical attention from their personal health care provider or they may use health services provided by LIU.

Medical services for LIU Students, under the Division of Student Affairs, is a collaboration of on-campus resources and partnerships with local health organizations including Northwell Health Systems, the Riland Academic Health Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. 

Health Services at LIU Brooklyn are offered through The Brooklyn Hospital Center on Dekalb Avenue across from campus. 

The Center for Healthy Living at LIU Post has a nurse on staff at the Post campus. Students in need of further medical attention from doctors are referred to the Riland Health Center located adjacent to LIU Post. The Riland Academic Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Students who suspect they may have COVID-19 symptoms and who contact Health Services will be screened by health care providers over the phone and then directed to the proper facility for an appointment, if necessary.  The Riland Health Care Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center each follow these protocols for appointments with students who may be COVID-19 positive:

  • Appointments are scheduled to ensure that waiting rooms allow for social distancing at all times.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn by all patients and staff.
  • Visitors are not allowed with a patient unless special assistance in needed.
  • Patient exam rooms are closely monitored and disinfected as needed throughout the day.

Students who are tested for COVID-19 are asked to self-quarantine while they wait for the results. If necessary, Student Affairs staff will work with students to ensure that they have a designated and safe place to quarantine if they are residence hall students.  Commuter students will be asked to quarantine at home. 

Travel

All non-essential University-related domestic and international travel is suspended until further notice. Decisions on lifting the suspension will be made in accordance with the most up-to-date travel advisories from the U.S. Department of State. As travel restrictions are loosened, LIU will abide by existing policies on University-related travel. Protecting the health of the individual traveler, as well as campus and local communities, is of paramount importance. 

All workspaces, classrooms, common areas, and residence halls have been reconfigured to adhere to New York State guidelines. 

Quarantine and Isolation Spaces 

All residential students positive for COVID-19 who choose to remain on campus will be isolated in designated residence halls (Hoyt Residence Hall in Brooklyn; Suffolk Residence Hall at Post). Student Affairs will ensure that all isolated residential students will receive support for basic needs (including food, medicine, psychosocial, academic and/or other support, as needed) and ongoing monitoring while isolated.

Instructional Spaces

A new maximum occupancy capacity has been given to each room to adhere to New York State guidelines. Some classrooms have been reconfigured by removing seats; others will have seating marked to indicate how students should arrange themselves when they arrive. All in-person course participants will wear face coverings. Every classroom participant, including the instructor, is asked to practice proper respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene.  

Operational Areas

LIU Operational Units have submitted reopening subplans and checklists describing the measures they have taken to ensure proper social distancing in their workspaces and modified schedules that promote low density. These subplans also include posting and promoting infection prevention strategies in their respective areas. The operational units are responsible for overseeing adherence to basic safety measures to reduce exposure risk.

Dining Facilities

LIU Facilities Operations and LIU Procurement have been working closely with Aramark to install plexiglass and plastic sheathing in food service areas, and to reconfigure dining areas to reduce density.

Campus Law Enforcement/Public Safety

Public safety has reviewed all procedures to ensure that effective measures of control are in place and will respond to COVID-19 issues as necessary.

LIU Brooklyn is gated and identification is required for entry. In March 2020, LIU Post set-up an entrance gate where public safety verifies identification. Visitors must be on an approved visitors’ list before they are permitted to enter the grounds.  Employees are permitted on campus only if they have successfully completed the LIU COVID-19 Self-Check and their IDs have been cleared. 

Access to residence halls is monitored by Public Safety officers from midnight to 6 a.m. A No Guest Policy has been put in place by Student Affairs to mitigate exposure to infection.

150 indoor and outdoor cameras monitor gatherings and movements that may risk student exposure to infection. All public areas are patrolled routinely.  

Ambulances will be called for students who are ill and in need of transportation to a medical facility. 

Students at LIU Hudson, LIU Riverhead, and Brentwood will receive public safety protections provided by hosting institutions (SUNY Purchase, Suffolk County Community College—Grant and Eastern Campuses). 

LIU Public Safety enforces the principles of the LIU Student Code of Conduct and the regulations in LIU Student Handbooks. These documents have been revised to address COVID-19 issues that affect LIU students.

Construction/Renovation

All construction and renovation projects will follow the same social distancing, face covering, and sanitation rules as the rest of the campus.  All construction personnel will limit contact with students and employees.  At Post, construction personnel enter campus through the west gate to further separate them from the campus population.  At Brooklyn, construction personnel enter through their designated entrances and contact with students and employees will be limited.

Facilities Management/Maintenance

Facilities Operations has prepared the campuses for reopening. First Floor plans have been updated to reflect proposed building access, directional signage, and separation barriers, as required. To the maximum extent practicable, stairs and stairways have been designated as one directional—one way up or down. To the maximum extent practicable, elevator use will be discouraged, restricted, or prohibited on the basis of inability to meet social distancing requirements. In the event that elevators must be used, floor or area demarcations are shown to determine safe occupancy. 

All Operational Areas have identified shared objects that may be used by students, faculty, and staff in the course of their routine business. Each area has devised strategies for eliminating the use of shared objects or ensuring that they are routinely cleaned and disinfected.

Facilities Operations has checked the ventilation systems of all LIU buildings to ensure that they are functioning adequately.  Regular preventative maintenance and checks are scheduled.

Facilities Operations has checked all water systems to ensure their proper functioning after the prolonged shut down associated with quarantine.

Hygiene, cleaning and disinfection

All faculty, staff, and students are required to follow basic infection prevention protocols: maintain social distancing, wear face covering and practice hand hygiene as well as respiratory etiquette. Sanitizer dispensing devices have been installed at most entryways and stairway access and egress points on all campuses. Signage has been posted in all facilities to remind the campus community to follow recommended protocols. Throughout campus, cleaning and disinfection have been enhanced to ensure that public areas, offices, and residence halls are sanitized more often.  The frequency of cleaning will follow recommendations of the CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting and Update #3 to the Higher Education Report Recommendations for Dormitory Bathrooms.

Information Technology

LIU Information Technology led the University through the peak of the COVID-19 crisis by facilitating a smooth transition to 100% remote learning this past spring. The sense of urgency faced by IT was met with success.  To further prepare for unexpected challenges, IT conducted a needs assessment that addressed advanced systems and equipment needs to support the highest level of teaching and learning both in the classroom and for remote instruction. As needed, LIU IT will continue to assess and evaluate the current environment and adjust accordingly.

Screening

Monitoring of health conditions that may be related to COVID-19 requires continued surveillance of the campus community to detect instances of infection spread.  The LIU COVID-19 Self-Check is a crucial step in detecting COVID-19 symptoms.

LIU students and employees will conduct daily screening through the online LIU COVID-19 Self-Check.  Supporting signage has been posted at entryways, with reminders that the Self-Check must be completed by employees daily. 

LIU students will conduct an initial screening prior to returning to campus through the online LIU COVID-19 Self-Check.  Periodic screening will continue throughout the semester.

Employees who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms will be directed to their healthcare provider to be tested. Employees should keep their supervisor informed of their status and follow their healthcare provider’s recommendations for isolation or quarantine.

Students who experience symptoms that may be related to COVID-19 may seek medical attention from their personal health care provider or they may use health services provided by LIU.

Medical services for LIU Students, under the Division of Student Affairs, is a collaboration of on-campus resources and partnerships with local health organizations including Northwell Health Systems, the Riland Academic Health Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. 

Health Services at LIU Brooklyn are offered through The Brooklyn Hospital Center on Dekalb Avenue across from campus.

Students at LIU Post in need of medical attention are referred to the Riland Health Center located adjacent to LIU Post. The Riland Academic Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students who suspect they may have COVID-19 symptoms and who contact Health Services will be screened by health care providers over the phone and then directed to the proper facility for an appointment, if necessary.  The Riland Health Care Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center each follow these protocols for appointments with students who may be COVID-19 positive:

  • Appointments are scheduled to ensure that waiting rooms allow for social distancing at all times.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn by all patients and staff.
  • Visitors are not allowed with a patient unless special assistance in needed.
  • Patient exam rooms are closely monitored and disinfected as needed throughout the day.

Students who are tested for COVID-19 are asked to self-quarantine while they wait for the results. If necessary, Student Affairs staff will work with students to ensure that they have a designated and safe place to quarantine if they are residence hall students.  Commuter students will be asked to quarantine at home. 

Visitors entering campus will undergo temperature screening and complete the LIU COVID-19 Self-Check before being cleared to enter campus.  Outside vendors (food, maintenance, construction) will certify that all of their employees have met all campus protocols prior to entering campus.

Early warning signs

Employees are required to self-monitor on a daily basis.  Early warning signs include a large number of employees not passing the self-check, an increased number of employees calling in sick, a large percentage of absent students, or an increased number of students seeking health services.  The University will closely monitor cases of COVID-19 that may occur in the campus community and will consult with local health authorities and the New York State Department of Health to determine if the number of positive cases has increased beyond an acceptable level.

On-Campus COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

The University began a comprehensive COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Program for all students, faculty, and staff in fall semester for the 2020-2021 academic year. In partnership with Enzo Labs, a random sampling of the University community will be selected each week to complete a COVID-19 PCR test. Community members will receive an email with their selection which will include a registration link to schedule an appointment.

All tests are administered at the On-Campus Testing Center.

Post Campus Testing Center
Hillwood Commons, Room 270
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Post-health@liu.edu

Brooklyn Campus Testing Center
Pratt Building, Room 109
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bkln-health@liu.edu

Taking a COVID-19 test is easy and will not take too much time. Selected LIU community members will need to report to the Testing Center at the time of their scheduled appointment and present an LIU ID card and Insurance Card. Once the test is completed, the results will return within a few days. Results can also be viewed by setting up a Patient Portal with Enzo Labs. Confidentiality will be maintained. As a reminder, you are required to wear a face-covering at all times and practice proper social distancing while in the testing center.

Tracing

Labs conducting COVID-19 tests automatically report all positive results to county health officials, who contact LIU to inform University officials of positive cases that have been identified on campus. For LIU Post students who test positive for COVID-19, Nassau and Suffolk County health officials will conduct contact tracing with the assistance of LIU Post staff and administrators. For LIU Brooklyn students who test positive for COVID-19, contact tracing will be conducted by the NYS Health Department with the assistance of LIU Post staff and administrators. Contact tracers will contact those people that should have been exposed and should quarantine or be tested.

All LIU procedures instituted to do monitoring, containment, and tracing of COVID-19 on campus will follow best practices according to guidance from health experts and will adhere to all privacy requirements of HIPAA and FERPA. 

Classes/Teaching Plan

LIU campuses will resume in-person classroom instruction with social distancing protocols in place whenever practical. Capacities of all classroom spaces have been reduced and additional larger classroom spaces have been added to promote social distancing.

Academic Affairs has instituted the following guidelines:

  • Deans will ensure that courses that involve performance, laboratory, and clinical experiences will take into consideration unique space requirements, and ensure that such courses are conducted with proper COVID-19 protocols in place.
  • Students who are unable to attend class may receive instruction through lecture capture and/or Zoom.

Office hours and advising should be conducted virtually, if possible.

Faculty will encourage students to communicate with them regarding their health status and any changes in their ability to complete coursework or fulfill their academic responsibilities. Faculty will excuse students who become ill.

Academic Affairs will provide guidelines to faculty regarding course modifications or accommodations that may result from COVID-19 conditions. Faculty will include in their syllabi: resources for students with disabilities, up-to-date instructions on accessing remote learning platforms, including trouble-shooting parameters, technician contact information, and department chair contact information in the event a faculty member falls sick. Academic Affairs will implement the contingency plan in the event that remote instruction is required due to an elevated recurrence of COVID cases.

Classroom Spaces

A new maximum occupancy capacity has been given to each room to adhere to New York State guidelines. Some classrooms have been reconfigured by removing seats; others will have seating marked to indicate how students should arrange themselves when they arrive. All in-person course participants will wear face coverings. Every classroom participant, including the instructor, is asked to practice proper respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. Special Modes of Instruction

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.

For courses and instruction that generally do not permit physical distancing (e.g., dance, theater, performing arts), alternative instruction will be instituted to minimize risk. Larger facilities will be used for enhanced distancing in the performing arts (music, dance, theater). Study Abroad

With current travel restrictions in place LIU Study abroad programs, excluding Global College, will not take place this fall. Information Technology

LIU Information Technology led the University through the peak of the COVID-19 crisis by facilitating a smooth transition to 100% remote learning this past spring. The sense of urgency faced by IT was met with success. To further prepare for unexpected challenges, IT conducted a needs assessment that addressed advanced systems and equipment needs to support the highest level of teaching and learning both in the classroom and for remote instruction. As needed, LIU IT will continue to assess and evaluate the current environment and adjust accordingly. Student Resources

The LIU Libraries System and student resource centers will continue to offer remote learning support to students. Students have been notified about resources such as tutoring services, writing support, disability support, IT assistance, financial aid support, scheduling assistance, and healthy living. Research

Principal Investigators and research labs are following the guidance issued by New York State DOH’s “Interim Guidance for Higher Education Research during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency,” as well as the CDC. Research guidelines are under the purview of LIU’s Chief Research and International Officer, who reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. All sponsored projects, research development, compliance, and research-related meetings will continue in Zoom format or conference call. All proposals are expected to be submitted on time. The Office of Sponsored Projects is monitoring federal agency and sponsor guidelines with assistance from Lewis-Burke Associates.

Until further notice, the University will not authorize travel. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Institutional Review Board: Compliance-related activities will continue using on-line modalities, and if necessary, in-person with accommodations for social distancing.

Research Lab Operation:

Research laboratories and facilities operations are expected to continue; however, contingency plans are in place should New York State experience heightened COVID cases causing the University to operate remotely. The Office of Sponsored Projects has worked with Facilities Operations to ensure access to research facilities, labs and animal use and care by providing names of principal investigators and lab managers. Data sheet have been created and are updated regularly by deans. A lab operations data sheet is maintained by the Chief Research Officer and shared with Public Safety for campuses. Research labs will continue to implement modified scheduling and minimize the numbers of people in labs at any given time. Anyone who reports a COVID-19 related illness should confirm with state and local health department testing and self-quarantine for 14 days. Lab staff, students and faculty must report any suspected cases of COVID-19 to designated LIU official. Animal Care

In addition to faculty being able to monitor their animal experiments, animal husbandry will continue. The Office of Sponsored Projects has work with academic offices to set up a personnel chain of responsibility. There are two personnel responsibility chains and lists for animal safety; a schedule for personnel was created ensuring that CDC and New York State guidelines were communicated. Post award processing of Sponsored Projects:

The Office of Sponsored Projects, Finance, Human Resources, and Purchasing play a part in the research administration ecosystem; as such, these offices have access to VPN in order to process transactions. These transactions can continue in a distance/remote modality. Principal Investigator Communications:

Research Advisory Council and a principal investigators list is maintained for communications. Key personnel overseeing communications from the Office of Sponsor Projects covering research communications include:

Rick Nader
Chief Research & International Officer
979-777-7767, 1-516-697-0277 (c)

Dr. Thomas Inzana
Professor and Associate Dean of Research, College of Veterinary Medicine
516-413-5262

Dr. Christopher K. Surratt
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, LIU Pharmacy
412-721-9081

Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Post
516-857-4046

Dr. Glynis Pereyra
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Post
631-987-6151

Dr. Ryan Buck
Dean, Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
917-582-2668

Dr. Margaret Cuonzo
Associate Dean, Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
718-964-7421

Student Gatherings

All spaces on LIU campuses will adhere to New York State guidelines.

LIU Facilities Operations has implemented measures to control building access, incorporate directional signage for hallways and stairwells, post maximum occupancy numbers, and provide sanitizers in each building.

Student Life

LIU Promise and the Division of Student Affairs has developed a schedule of student life events that will ensure an engaging campus experience. Outdoor events and activities are planned and will be promoted through the University’s events calendar, including outdoor recreational activities, movies, socials, and other programs. All student life activities will follow New York State guidelines.

Resident Assistants will host in-person and virtual activities throughout the semester. “Experience Shark Nation,” an online module, will be introduced to enhance the student experience. This program will allow students to join clubs, find out about campus programs, and become engaged in campus life using new and innovative ways.

Athletics

Resuming NCAA Division I Athletic competition will be accomplished according to guidelines from New York Forward, the Northeast Conference (NEC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Plans for reopening large venues and athletic competitions will be based on NCAA’s Core principles of resocialization of collegiate sport and its follow-up document Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Action Plan Considerations.

The “LIU Athletics COVID-19 Restart Plan” has been developed by the LIU Athletics Restart Committee.



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