Eligible Columbia affiliates now have until February 28 to receive and document a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to an email sent to Columbia community members Monday morning.
As the University returns to in-person learning, both Barnard and Columbia’s administrations have announced the return of in-person dining and gatherings, as well as updates to visitor policies. Deputy News Editor Paulina Rodriguez contributed to reporting.
According to an email sent out today, students who test positive for COVID-19 will now isolate for five days if asymptomatic.
Provost Boyce announced via email today that the start of the Spring 2022 semester will be virtual amid COVID-19 developments.
In light of the Omicron variant and an uptick in COVID-19 case numbers, Columbia is implementing new restrictions on dining and social gatherings for all community members.
As the Omicron variant spreads and COVID-19 cases rise, the University is now going to require a COVID-19 booster shot, as well as require masks to be worn indoors through mid-March 2022.
Students living on campus who test positive for COVID-19 before break starts will have to complete their isolation period on campus—unless they can travel elsewhere without using public transportation, according to Barnard and Columbia.
Starting next semester, Barnard will require all eligible students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Additionally, beginning tomorrow, all Barnard dining halls will move to grab-and-go service entirely.