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 (You can read the State of New York’s most recent COVID-19 guidelines on its Novel Coronavirus page):
- In the last 14 days, 10 members of the University community tested positive for COVID-19, a positivity rate of 12.2% of 82 tests administered, as listed on the University dashboard. Testing currently is primarily for symptomatic individuals or those who have been in contact with a COVID-positive person.
- Unvaccinated individuals have a much greater chance of dying from COVID-19 than do vaccinated persons:
- Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks at all times on campus, indoors or out. The University highly recommends all individuals wear masks on campus and in its classrooms and indoor spaces.
- The CDC and New York City Department of Health allow for gatherings without capacity nor social distancing limits, as long as all attendees are vaccinated. Beginning August 16, in New York City, individuals will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor dining, indoor fitness, and indoor entertainment and performances. Employees at locations offering these activities are also required to be vaccinated.
- It is a federal crime to manufacture, sell, or use forged CDC vaccination records. The University will refer any suspected forged vaccination documents to law enforcement.
Vice President for Administration & COVID-19 Coordinator