Campus Protocols

Faculty and staff returning to onsite work can find information about policies, protocols, preparations and support related to working onsite at the links below. If you have additional questions regarding your specific situation, please reach out to your direct supervisor or email If you have a confidential matter, please email the Office of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources at


Employees are required to adhere to the University’s Compact and complete the required vaccine documentation. See the links below for specifics on prepping for your arrival.

Masks are required in classrooms and clinical settings this summer, including clinical research context. Masks are strongly recommended for all other indoor spaces on campus. Masks should be higher-quality (e.g., surgical, KN95, KF94, N95) and can be worn in combination with cloth or surgical mask on top for enhanced protection.

Clarification on gatherings, events, meetings and visitors during the NYC High Alert/Orange Status:

  • While Columbia-related gatherings and events can be held during this time, we strongly recommend wearing masks in indoor settings. There are no limits on the size of gatherings and events

  • It is the responsibility of Columbia event sponsors to check the vaccine status of all non-Columbia attendees or visitors prior to or at the beginning of the event

Other helpful information:

Additional Wellbeing Resources