Protecting Yourself and Others

If you feel ill, please stay home or in your resident hall room. Do not come to any NSU campus or building. Follow CDC guidelines, take care of yourself, and notify the COVID-19 case manager. To self-report positive COVID-19 results, email the COVID-19 case manager or report via the iShark mobile App.

covidcase@nova.edu Self-Report Forms Voluntarily Report Vaccination Status

Latest University Updates on COVID-19

As NSU approaches the start of the 2022 winter/spring semester, we are excited to welcome all Sharks back to our campuses in the safest possible conditions, including a continuation of all the mitigation efforts we put in place for the successful fall 2021 semester. However, I am sure that the recent surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is at the forefront of your mind, as it is ours. While this new variant is highly contagious, it has shown fewer hospitalizations and deaths, yet it can still make you sick and become very severe, causing hospitalization. As such, we must be vigilant and undertake every effort to stop the spread of this dynamic virus.

NSU’s efforts will be as follows:

NSU will resume all classes in their regularly scheduled format in January (including in-person, hybrid, and online). However, in order to add an extra layer of protection against community spread of the virus, and with an abundance of caution, we will be requiring face masks not only in all NSU indoor facilities, but outdoor locations as well, regardless of vaccination status. For details on specific classes and clinical rotations, please contact your college.

To be as safe as possible, before returning to campus, not only do I encourage you to be fully vaccinated, but I also encourage you to receive a booster shot. We all must do everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, while continuing to live and learn in the safest possible environment. As such, the best way to control the spread is to wear a mask and be vaccinated. Please, I strongly encourage you to get fully vaccinated and receive a booster shot.

In addition to masks and vaccinations, other actions we must take are:

  • Follow current CDC guidelines.
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms or flu-like symptoms, stay home until you feel better and test negative for COVID-19, and consult a physician if necessary.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, report your status at: COVIDcase@nova.edu for guidance on managing your case.
  • Get vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu if you have not already done so and report your status at: nsuclinics.nova.edu/nsuvaxmax.
  • Get your COVID-19 booster.

As displayed above, NSU has followed the recommended mitigating protocols over the past two years and NSU will remain on its current opening of classes as scheduled. However, we will continue to vigilantly monitor current conditions and governmental guidance or recommendations to enhance mitigation efforts. I want to impress on you that if circumstances change, we will adapt to the existing challenging situation. Unfortunately, this pandemic, caused by the COVID-19 virus and its variants, is dynamic and requires all of us to respond to the existing conditions.

For your convenience, we have posted a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” that will be updated regularly here: https://www.nova.edu/ehs/cv19-resources/FAQ.

We look forward to seeing you on campus and online this winter, and hope you are enjoying this time with those who are important to you.

Vaccination Numbers

NSU Student Vaccination Rates by Campus (as of 12/20/21)

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COVID-19 Numbers

NSU COVID-19 Weekly Reported Cases by Population (week ending 1/23/22)

The Student Experience

What to Expect When On Campus

When you arrive on campus, you’ll notice we made some changes to help keep everyone as safe as possible – including informational posters, more hand-sanitizing stations, and safety plexiglass installations. At NSU, we pride ourselves on our commitment to serving a diverse student population. Grab lunch in the open air or set up a study group via Zoom. However you do your part, let's team up to keep our Sharks swimming in safe waters!

Important Answers to COVID-19 for Students

Stop the Spread

Faculty & Staff Experience

What to Expect as Employees

As we enter a brave new world in education, the success and safety of our faculty and staff are important now more than ever. From innovating online and in the classroom, to preparing our campus facilities with additional health and wellness measures; thanks to your combined efforts, our model of education will continue to be a game changer for students near and far.

As a member of Shark Nation, let's navigate these unchartered waters together by continuing to deliver exemplary education that is recognized worldwide.

Explore Faculty & Staff COVID-19 Resources

Important Answers to COVID-19 for Faculty & Staff

University Resources and Tips for Managing COVID-19

iShark Mobile

COVID-19 Information at your fingertips! Take a Symptoms Quiz & Self Report.

NSU Clinics

NSU’s health clinics are implementing measures to ensure patient safety. Our clinics are transitioning to a telehealth platform in addition to office visits.

Symptoms & Self Isolation

The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to those associated with other respiratory viruses, including the flu. 

Prevention Tips

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Travel Advisory

Students and Employees are urged to consider travel carefully and to visit the CDC website for guidance.

Coping With Stress

Student and Employee Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions

Get Your COVID-19 Questions Answered

How You Can Help

To help students in need, NSU has created the COVID-19 Student Support Fund. All emergency funds will go directly to the students during this crisis.

Donate to the Student Support Fund