COVID-19 Guidance for the Union Community

In an effort to inform the Union Community with the most current information regarding COVID-19, we will update this page regularly with announcements. The Union administration is working closely with our partners at Columbia University Office of Preparedness and Columbia Health to monitor the virus and will continue to assess the situation.

For immediate questions, reach out to Columbia Health at covidtesttrace@columbia.edu. If any of you have any questions or concerns, please contact the following individuals:

Students should contact Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Abigail Asgaralli
Faculty should contact Dean Su Yon Pak
Staff should contact Diana Torres-Petrilli, Chief Human Resource Officer

Student Update

Welcome back to Union! As you prepare to return to campus, please review the Fall 2022 health updates for students.

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Faculty and Staff update

In order for faculty and staff to continue promoting the health of the Union community, please review the Fall 2022 health updates.

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Visitor's Policy

Please review Union's visitor policy before bringing guests to campus.

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Faculty and Staff: Fall 2022 Campus Health Update

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Dear Faculty and Staff, As the Fall 2022 semester nears, it is an appropriate time to review Union’s COVID related policies and protocols in order to continue promoting the overall health of our community.  At Union, we are committed to creating a learning and living environment that is safe for all and particularly for the

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Students: Fall 2022 Return to Campus Health Update

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Dear Union students, Union faculty and staff are wholeheartedly looking forward to welcoming you to campus for move-in days next week or as you return to campus this fall. In preparation, we have put into place a number of public health measures designed to promote the overall health of our community. As you know, Union is

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Spring 2022 Return to Campus COVID Update

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, As you are no doubt aware, COVID-19 infection rates are quickly rising in New York, around the country, and throughout the world. Out of an abundance of caution and out of concern for the health of this community and all the communities with whom we interact, Union has decided to implement

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Faculty and Staff access to Columbia Campus and the Burke Library

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Dear Faculty and Staff,   In order to access any of the Columbia buildings and the Burke library at Union, a COVID-19 Gateway PCR test is required before being given a Green Pass from the ReOpen CU app which is presented upon arrival. The website to make an appointment, with your UNI and login is: https://covid19.columbia.edu/content/covid-19-testing-program-fall-2021   To obtain your

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COVID-19 Visitor Policy

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

As of August 1, 2021, Union Theological Seminary will become a “vaccinated campus.” This policy is not a general deterrent to visitors and friends but a way to continue as a welcoming, hospitable campus for all who seek to enter. We recognize that, especially for alumni/ae and friends in the wider community, Union is a

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PREVENTIVE MEASURES

People at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 should follow the latest recommendations from the CDC.

Everyone should follow these preventive measures:

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