Dear Members of the Campus Community:

Here are this week’s five things you need to know about Fordham’s COVID-19 precautions, vaccinations, and University operations.

Please see the COVID-19 Guidelines on the web for detailed information: issue of Five Things is archived here on our news site:

  • In the last 14 days, 17 members of the University community tested positive for COVID-19, as listed on the University dashboard. We no longer report the positivity rate since Fordham is no longer doing widespread surveillance testing, in accordance with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health guidelines.
  • The University conducts weekly Covid-19 testing among unvaccinated students and employees who were approved for an exemption, and performs tests on individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or who have been in contact with a COVID-19-positive person 7 days per week. See the Testing and Vaccination web page for more details.
  • The University does not release the health status of individuals, including their vaccination records and COVID-19 test results.
  • Fordham employees and students who have received vaccination accommodations may not attend indoor events, dine indoors, nor use Fordham gyms nor fitness centers, by New York City law.
  • Though wearing a mask during work hours may be inconvenient, doing so substantially reduces the chances of COVID-19 infection, according to a new report by the CDC.
  • Guests under 12 years of age (hence unvaccinated) may enter campus with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of entry. They can attend indoor events, but must be masked while indoors. We expect this to be extended only to children of invited guests (alumni, current parents), and faculty and staff.

Marco Valera
Vice President for Administration & COVID-19 Coordinator