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Health & Safety

Health and Safety Protocol Education and Enforcement

We are all invested in the well-being of our community. To that end, all members of the campus community must adhere to Hofstra University’s health and safety requirements, including mask-wearing, physical distancing, capacity limits in common spaces such as lounges, classrooms, and elevators, and completing a daily online health screening before coming to campus or attending class.

The University will employ a combination of education and enforcement to ensure every member of the Hofstra Pride is following the new protocols. Please help us make this happen.


The University has engaged in a comprehensive campus-wide educational campaign, including signage, videos, and social media, to promote the new health and safety protocols and reinforce that every member of the Hofstra community has a personal and social responsibility to follow them.

In addition, Hofstra has created the Hofstra Health Ambassadors (HHA), a group of peer educators that will be deployed across campus to help inform the campus community about these new protocols and encourage compliance.


Students who refuse to follow these health and safety protocols will be subject to disciplinary action for failure to comply with a University policy under the Code of Community Standards, which could lead to penalties ranging from a warning to expulsion. Students will be subject to disciplinary action for violating health and safety protocols whether the behavior happens on or off campus, including actions that occur in off-campus housing. The new COVID-19 response sections of the Guide to Pride can be found under Health and Safety Community Standards.

In the classroom, if a student refuses to wear a mask or fails to comply with the ban on eating and drinking, the student will be withdrawn from the course, which would result in a “W’ for the semester. In addition, the student will be referred to the Office of Community Standards for further disciplinary action under the Health and Safety Community Standards. More information about classroom guidelines can be found on the Provost’s website.