COVID-19 Community Guide

Change in Vaccination Policy; effective at the start of the 2023 Summer Term:

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will not be required beginning at the start of the 2023 Summer Term, however, COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly recommended. We encourage all students, faculty and staff to assess their personal COVID-19 health risk and take appropriate measures.

Safe Campus Is Our Goal

The New York Conservatory is offering a fully in‑person student experience.

Degree and Summer Intensive ProgramsStudents moving into an NYCDA third-party housing provider, may be required to show proof of vaccination or approved exemption.

On the campus

Campus policies are updated regularly to maintain compliance with New York Department of Health requirements. Please check back frequently for updated protocols.

Masking for students, staff and faculty will be OPTIONAL when traveling through the hallways, when in office spaces, in the faculty lounge, when eating in the cafe, and (specifically for students) when up and working in class.

Students displaying symptoms of illness may be recommended by staff to either take a rapid test or seek medical assistance.

in the event of covid-19 cases among the student population

Students who test positive for Covid should email Student Services.  

Faculty and/or Staff who test positive should email the Registrar (or Head of Department), Operations, Naima Warden and Sara Buffamanti.  

We will follow CDC and NY DOH instructions on quarantine of affected students.

Students forced to quarantine will be provided resources to keep up with their courses.

Student Services can provide direction toward available clinics, pharmacies and mobile vaccination/booster units.