COVID-19 Response Update  
To learn more about policies, procedures, and updates for the Brooklyn Law School community, visit COVID-19 Information.

Campus Vaccination Policy:

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students, faculty, staff, visitors, and vendors who seek admittance to campus buildings, including the student residence.

All students, faculty, and staff must submit their vaccination card to the COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Form in BLS Connect.

Any visitors, vendors, or others who do not have access to the Brooklyn Law School portal must submit a copy of their vaccination card to the COVID-19 Coordinator at covidcoordinator@brooklaw.edu up to 48 hours before admittance to campus buildings. Please indicate in the email the name of your Brooklyn Law School host and where and when you will be seeking to visit campus.


This webpage is for the Brooklyn Law School community to stay up-to-date with the latest information and guidelines, and the steps being taken to ensure the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Brooklyn Law School Fall 2021 Reopening Plan >>

Message from Dean Cahill on the Spring 2022 Semester

1/21/22

Dear Brooklyn Law School Community,

I write with some updates and reminders as the return of in-person classes on January 31 approaches. Since the end of last semester, the available evidence has been consistent with two positive expectations regarding the Omicron variant, namely that (1) while extremely transmissible, it seems meaningfully less likely to cause severe illness than previous variants; and (2) its progress has followed a sharp rise-and-fall trajectory, with cases very sharply increasing in December and now sharply retreating. While local rates of positive cases remain very high, the 7-day rolling average for NYC has decreased by more than half in the last two weeks, and all indications are that it should continue to drop.

As we prepare to return to campus, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Classes. As stated in earlier messages, barring a significant and sudden change of current trends, we continue to expect a return to fully in-person classes on Monday, January 31. To be completely clear, as was the case last semester, there is no policy allowing students to “opt out” of scheduled in-person classes and take them remotely instead; when in-person classes resume, you are expected to attend (unless you are sick or otherwise excused).
  • Boosters. January 31 is also the deadline for submitting documentation of the booster shot for those who are eligible to get one. Note that under current CDC guidelines, eligibility begins 5 months after completing a primary Pfizer or Moderna vaccination series, or 2 months after a primary Johnson & Johnson vaccination. Note also that the booster requirement applies, as the CDC recommends, “regardless of a history of symptomatic or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection”; those who have recently had covid-19 who are eligible for a booster should get one after isolation and any symptoms end. Many students and employees have uploaded documentation already, but many have not — please make sure to upload your booster information to our site as soon as possible if you have not yet done so. And if you haven’t gotten a booster shot and are eligible, make sure to get one right away!
  • Positive cases. We will continue to update our online list of known cases of covid-19 in our community. Because we saw scant evidence of in-class transmission last semester, we will not routinely notify entire classes if one member has tested positive, but we will continue to directly notify known close contacts of those who have tested positive. If you test positive, follow current New York guidelines regarding isolation and quarantine, which state that you should “isolate for at least 5 complete days, with Day 0 being the date your symptoms started or you were tested for covid-19.”
  • Masks. Wearing a mask remains required whenever you are indoors with others around. We strongly recommend wearing high-grade (N95, KN95, FFP2, KF94) masks, which growing evidence indicates are more effective than cloth or surgical masks. As noted earlier, reputable sources of N95 and KN95 masks include Bona Fide Masks and Project N95.

 

Sincerely yours,

Michael T. Cahill (he/him)
President, Joseph Crea Dean & Professor of Law


COVID-19 Vaccination New York State Update

As of April 6, 2021, all people ages 16 and up who live, work, or go to school in New York State are eligible to schedule appointments for COVID-19 Vaccinations.

The following links will be helpful to schedule your appointment: 


You can also make an appointment by calling the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Please note that until further notice, BLS requires all those who are vaccinated to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 safety precautions that have been put in place to protect our community – including testing, mask wearing, hand sanitizing, social distancing, and to quarantine when necessary.

The proof of vaccination should be uploaded here: COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Form.

Quarantine Requirements for Individuals Exposed to COVID-19 and Individuals who Test Positive for COVID-19

Consistent with recent CDC and NY State guidance, if you are fully vaccinated (more than two weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or more than two weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine) and had close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative. You should isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 10 days if you had close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must report their status to the COVID Coordinator by emailing covidcoordinator@brooklaw.edu and uploading their test results immediately to the COVID-19 Test Result Form. Anyone who feels sick should not come to campus or to work.

Required Positive COVID-19 Test Reporting

1/18/22: A resident of Feil Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. That resident is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

1/18/22: An employee who was last on campus on Tuesday, January 11, has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/28/21: A student who was last on campus on Wednesday, December 22, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student, who lives in Feil Hall, is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/22/21: A student who was last on campus on Saturday, December 18, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/22/21: A student who attended two in-person exams on Wednesday, December 15, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Wednesday exams attended were the Criminal Procedure Exam at 1:00 p.m. in Room 501 and the Pre-Bar Review Exam at 6:00 p.m. in Room 502. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/21/21: An employee who was last on campus on Thursday, December 16, tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/21/21: A student who was last on campus on Wednesday, December 15, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/21/21: A student who attended an in-person exam on Tuesday, December 14, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Wednesday exam attended was the Trusts and Estates Exam at 9:00 a.m. in Room 503. The student, who lives in Feil Hall, is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/21/21: A student who attended an in-person exam on Monday, December 13, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Wednesday exam attended was the Torts Exam at 1:00 p.m. in Room 401. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/21/21: A student who attended an in-person exam on Monday, December 13, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Wednesday exam attended was the Torts Exam at 1:00 p.m. in Room 503. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/21/21: A student who attended an in-person exam on Monday, December 13, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Wednesday exam attended was the Torts Exam at 1:00 p.m. in Room 602. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/21/21: A student who was last on campus on Friday, December 10, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/21/21: A student who was last on campus on Friday, December 10, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/17/21: A student who attended an in-person exam on Wednesday, December 15, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Wednesday exam attended was the Commercial Arbitration Exam at 6:00 p.m. in Room 504. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/17/21: A student who was last on campus on Wednesday, December 15 has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/17/21: A student who attended an in-person exam on Monday, December 13, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday exam attended was the Torts Exam at 1:00 p.m. in Room 501. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/15/21: A student who attended an in-person exam, Monday, December 13, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday exam attended was the Legal Profession Exam at 1:00 p.m. in Room 603. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/15/21: A student who attended an in-person exam, Monday, December 13, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Tuesday exam attended was the Torts Exam at 1:00 p.m. in Room 501. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/14/21: A student who was on campus, Monday, December 13 has tested positive for COVID-19. The student attended an in-person review session, Academic Succes - Upper-Division Exam Answer Access, on Monday, December 13 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Student Lounge. The student, who lives in Feil Hall, is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/13/21: A student who attended an in-person exam, Tuesday, December 7, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Tuesday exam attended was the Civil Procedure Exam at 1 p.m. in Room 503. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/7/21: A student who was last on campus Thursday, November 18 has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/7/21: An employee who was working in Feil Hall on Monday, November 29, Tuesday, November 30, Wednesday, December 1, Thursday, December 2, and Monday, December 6 has tested positive for COVID-19. That worker is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/6/21: A student who was in class, Monday, November 29 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday classes attended were Professor Borden's Federal Income Taxation from 8:40 - 10:35 a.m. in Room 602 and Professor Jennings's Corporations class from 8:05 - 10:00 p.m. in Room 401. The student, who lives in Feil Hall, is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/6/21: A student who was in class, Tuesday, November 30 positive for COVID-19. The Tuesday class attended was Professor Kanwar's Legal Research and Writing class from 2:10 - 3:35 p.m. in Room 502, Section D-1. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/6/21: A student who was last on campus Tuesday, November 23 has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/3/21: A student who was last on campus Monday, November 22 has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/1/21: A student who was in class, Monday, November 22 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Weiner's Advanced Civil Litigation Class from 1:50 - 3:45 p.m. in Room 600. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/1/21: A student who was in class, Monday, November 22 and Tuesday, November 23 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Jennings's Corporations Class from 8:05 - 10:00 p.m. in Room 401 and the Tuesday class attended was Professor Gerber's Debtors' and Creditors' Rights from 3:55 - 5:50 p.m. in Room 401. This is the third student who attended this class on this date who has since tested positive. The student is a Feil resident and is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/30/21: A student who was last on campus Thursday, November 18 has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/29/21: A second student who was in class, Tuesday, November 23 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Tuesday class attended was Professor Gerber's Debtors' and Creditors' Rights Class from 3:55 - 5:50 p.m. in Room 401. The student is a Feil resident and is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/22/21: A student who was in classes, Monday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 17 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday classes attended were Professor Janger's Commerical Law Class from 3:55 - 5:50 p.m. in Room 501 and Professor Robert's Evidence Class from 6 - 7:55 p.m. in Room 501. The Wednesday class attended was Professor Hershenhorn's Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Seminar from 6 - 7:55 p.m. in Room 720M. The student is a Feil resident and is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/18/21: On November 17, 2021 someone who worked at 205 State St. on Friday November 12, Saturday November 13, Sunday November 14, Monday Nov. 15, and Tuesday November 16 tested positive for COVID-19. That worker is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/15/21: A student who was in classes Monday, November 8, Tuesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 10 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Herman's Criminal Procedure Investigations Class from 1:55 - 3:45 p.m. in Room 501. The Tuesday class attended was Professor Hazeldean's Family Law Class from 1:55 - 3:45 p.m. in Room 603. The Wednesday classes attended were Professor Herman's Criminal Procedure Investigations Class from 1:55 - 3:45 p.m. in Room 501, and Professor Raphael's Fundamentals of Legal Drafting Class from 6-7:55 p.m. in Room 500. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/11/21: A student who was in classes on Monday November 8, Tuesday November 9, and Wednesday November 10 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Sobelsohn’s Legal Issues in Sustainable Building class from 6 – 7:55 p.m. in Room 601. The Tuesday class attended was Professor Neumark’s Accounting for Lawyer’s class from 3:55 – 5:50 p.m. in Room 604. The Wednesday class attended was Professor Mulligan’s Trusts & Estates class from 10:45 – 12:35 p.m. in Room 401. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/10/2021: A student who was in classes on Monday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 10 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Packrone's Disability and Civil Rights Clinic from 3:55 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. in Room 502. The Wednesday Class attended was Professor Raghavan's Debt and Money Class from 10:45 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. in Room 402. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/9/21: A student who was in classes on Wednesday, November 3 and Thursday, November 4 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Wednesday class attended was Professor Roberts’ Evidence class from 8:05 - 10 p.m. in Room 501. The Thursday classes attended were Professor Bechtel’s Real Estate Community and Development Practice Clinic from 4 - 5 p.m. in Room 505 and Professor Schimel’s Pre-Bar Review I class from 6 - 7:55p.m. in Room 604. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/9/21: A student who was in classes, Monday, November 1, Tuesday, November 3 and Monday, November 8 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Bernstein's Torts Class from 6 - 7:55 p.m. in Room 401. The Tuesday Classes attended were Professor Effron's Civil Procedure Class from 6 - 7:55 pm in Room 401 and Professor Termini's Legal Research and Writing Class from 8:10 - 9:35 pm in Room 604. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/6/21: A student who was in classes on Tuesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 4 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Tuesday classes attended were Professor Midwood’s Advanced Legal Analysis Class from 1:50 - 3:45pm, Room 503; Professor Mehta's Immigration and Work Class from 3:55 - 5:50 p.m., Room 720M; Professor Pasquale's Administrative Law Class from 6 – 7:50 p.m., Room 503; Professor Ristroph’s Criminal Procedure Investigations Class from 8 – 9:50 p.m. in Room 501. The Thursday classes attended were Professor Ristroph’s Criminal Procedure Investigations Class from 6 – 7:50 p.m. in Room 501 and Professor Pasquale’s Administrative Law Class from 8 - 9 p.m. in Room 503. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/5/21: A student who was in class on Tuesday, November 2 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Tuesday class attended was Professor Pasquale's Administrative Law Class from 6 - 8 p.m., Room 503. The student, who lives in Feil Hall, is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/4/21: A student who was in classes on Monday, November 1, Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 3 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Robert's Evidence Class, 6 - 8 p.m., Room 503. The Tuesday classes attended were Professor Mehta's Immigration and Work Class from 4 - 6 p.m., Room 720M and Professor Pasquale's Administrative Law Class from 6 - 8 p.m., Room 501. The Wednesday classes attended were Judge Kamin's NY Criminal Procedure Workshop from 6 - 8 p.m., Room 503 and Professor Robert's Evidence Class, 6 - 8 p.m., Room 503. The student is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

10/29/21: A student who was in class on Monday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 27 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Granne’s International Business Transactions class, 10:45 a.m. - 12:35 p.m., Room 505, and Professors Manne and Rudikoff’s Startup Law class, 4:00 p.m. - 5:55 p.m., Room 604. The Wednesday class attended was Professor Granne’s International Business Transactions class, 10:45 a.m. - 12:35 p.m., Room 505. The student is a Feil resident and is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

10/18/21: A student who was in class on Monday, October 4 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Bernstein’s Torts Class, 6:00 p.m. – 7:55 p.m. in Room 401. The student has not been on campus since the 4th and is currently quarantining. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

10/14/21: A professor who taught classes on Tuesday, October 12 has tested positive for COVID-19. The classes were taught in room 501. All students in those classes have been notified. The professor is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

10/10/21: A student who was in class on Monday, October 4; Tuesday, October 5; Wednesday, October 6; and Thursday, October 7 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday and Wednesday classes attended were Professor Gold's Tort's class, 1:50 PM - 3:45 PM, in Room 401 and Professor Kim's Civil Procedure Class, 3:55p - 5:50p, in Room 401. The Tuesday and Thursday attended classes were Professor Kolber's Criminal Law class, 1:50p - 3:45p, in Room 604, and Professor Ten Cate's Legal Research and Writing joint class (sections 17 and 18), in Room 504. The student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

10/7/21: A student who was in class on Monday, October 4; Tuesday, October 5; and Thursday, October 7 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Lorr’s Disability and Civil Rights Clinic Seminar, 3:55pm - 5:50 p.m., in Room 600. The Tuesday classes attended were Professor Araiza’s Administrative Law class, 10:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m., in Room 503, and Professor Loss’ Appellate Advocacy class, 6:00 p.m. – 7:55 p.m., in Room 604. The Thursday class attended was Professor Araiza’s Administrative Law class, 10:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m., in Room 503. The student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

9/29/21: A student who was in class on Monday, September 27 and Tuesday, September 28 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Janger’s Torts class, 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. in Room 501 and a Torts TA session with TA Jara Jacobson, 4 - 4:50 p.m. in room 720M. The Tuesday classes attended were Professor Ristroph’s Criminal Law class, 10:45 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. in Room 401 and Professor Ressler’s Civil Procedure class, 1:50 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. in Room 501. That student is a Feil resident and is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

9/20/21: A student who was in class on Monday, September 13 has tested positive for COVID-19. The classes attended are Legal Research & Writing 11 a.m. - 12:25 p.m., Room 502; and Legal Profession 1:50 - 3:45 p.m., Room 604. That student is a BLS resident and is currently in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

9/20/21: A student who was in class on Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday classes attended are Trust and Estates, 10:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m., Room 401; and Evidence 6:00 – 7:55 p.m., Room 501. The Tuesday classes attended are Admin Law, 10:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m., Room 503; and Current Issues in Con Law, 1:50 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Room 605. That student is in quarantine and has been off campus since Tuesday, September 14th. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

9/17/21: A student who was in class on Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday class attended was Professor Caplow’s Criminal Law class in Room 501. The Tuesday classes attended were Professor Ressler’s Civil Procedure class, 10:45 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. in room 501 and Profs. Kanwar and Du Bois’ joint Legal Writing & Research class, 2:10 - 3:35 p.m. in Room 502. That student is a Feil resident and is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

9/17/21: A student who was in class on Thursday, September 9 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Thursday attended classes are Professor Godsoe’s Criminal Law Class, 10:45 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. in Room 601 and Professor Schneider’s Civil Procedure Class, 1:50 – 3:45 p.m., in Room 504. That student is a Feil resident and is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

9/16/21: A student who was in class on Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday classes attended were Legal Research and Writing, 11:00 a.m. – 12:25 p.m., Rm 605 and Civil Procedure, 3:55 – 5:50 p.m., Rm 401. The Tuesday attended classes were Criminal Law, 10:45 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., Rm 504 and Torts, 1:50 – 3:45 p.m., Rm 601. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

9/16/21: A student who was in class on Monday, September 13; and Tuesday, September 14 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Monday classes attended here Civil Procedure, 10:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., Rm 604 and Legal Research and Writing, 2:10 – 3:35 p.m., Rm 502. The Tuesday classes attended were Criminal Law, 10:45 a.m. -12:40 p.m., Rm 601 and Torts, 1:50 – 3:45 p.m., Rm 601. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

9/15/21: A student who was in class on Thursday, September 9 has tested positive for COVID-19. The classes attended were Evidence, 10:45 a.m. – 1235 p.m., Room 603 and Real Estate/Community Development Clinic Seminar, 4:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m., Room 505. That student is a BLS resident and is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

9/13/21: A student who was in class on Thursday, September 9 has tested positive for COVID-19. The class attended was Legal Writing, 2:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., room 505. That student is a Feil resident and is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

9/8/21: A student who was in classes on Wednesday September 1, Thursday September 2 and Friday September 3 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Wednesday classes attended were Anti-Discrimination Law,10:45-12:35 p.m., Room 700 and Clinic Seminar, 3:55-5:50 p.m., Room 502. The Thursday class attended was Evidence, 10:45-12:40 p.m., Room 603. The Friday class attended was Clinic Seminar, 11:00-1:00 p.m., Room 20-19 in 111 Livingston. The student is a BLS resident and is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

8/26/21: A student who was in classes on Tuesday August 24 and Wednesday August 25 has tested positive for COVID-19. The Tuesday classes attended were Criminal Law,10:45-12:40 p.m., room 504 and Torts,1:50-3:45 p.m., room 401. The Wednesday classes attended were Legal Research and Writing, 11:00-12:25 p.m., room 605 and Civil Procedure, 3:44-5:50 p.m., room 401. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

8/25/21: A student who was in class on Tuesday August 24 has tested positive for COVID-19. The classes attended were Criminal Law, 10:45-12:40 p.m., room 601 and Torts, 1:50-3:45 p.m., room 401. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

8/24/21: A student who lives in Feil Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

8/18/21: A student who was in the Subotnick Center (the 10th/11th floors) during Convocation on Monday Aug. 16, and in the Moot Courtroom for ISL on Tuesday Aug. 17, has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with CDC guidance and the Law School’s reopening plan.

2020-2021 Academic Year Reporting

8/6/21: On August 3, 2021 someone who worked at 205 State St. for the day on August 2, 2021 tested positive for COVID-19. That worker is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

7/26/21: A student who lives in Feil Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

5/4/21: A student who was present at 250 Joralemon St. on April 27 has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

4/26/21: A student who was present at 250 Joralemon St. on April 22 and 23 has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

4/12/21: One staff member who was working at 250 Joralemon St. on April 2 has tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

4/9/21: Two students who live on campus in Feil Hall have tested positive for COVID-19. The students are now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

4/6/21: One student who lives on campus in Feil Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

4/1/21: One staff member who was working at 250 Joralemon St. on March 31, April 1 and April 2 has tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

3/31/21: One student who lives on campus in Feil Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

3/29/21: One student who was in class at 250 Joralemon St. on March 24, 2021 has tested positive for COVID-19. The class members have been notified. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

3/18/21: One student who lives on campus in Feil Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

2/26/21: One student who lives on campus in Feil Hall and attends a class at the Law School has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

1/28/21: One student who lives on campus in Feil Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

1/12/21: One staff member who was working at 250 Joralemon St. on Jan. 4 and Jan. 5 has tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

1/12/21: One staff member who was working at 250 Joralemon St. on Jan. 6, Jan. 7, and Jan. 8 has tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member is now in quarantine. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

1/7/21: One student who lives on campus in Feil Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. That student has left Feil Hall and is now in quarantine elsewhere. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

12/3/20: One student who lives on campus in Feil Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine, as is another student known to have been in contact with that student. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

11/9/2020: A student who lives on campus in Feil Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. That student is now in quarantine, as are two other students known to have been in contact with that student. The New York City Department of Health has been notified and the case is being handled in accordance with the Law School’s reopening plan.

9/24/2020: One student tested positive. The student is taking all classes remotely, lives off campus, and is elsewhere.

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All travelers, domestic and international, should continue to follow all CDC travel requirements.

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Give to the Student Support Fund

The Student Support Fund will help our students meet the unexpected new challenges, both personal and educational, that many have experienced from the sudden, severe, and ongoing changes around us by providing:

  • Assistance for partial or total loss of income
  • Resources for remote learning
  • Support for childcare issues or health concerns
  • Physical or mental health support for themselves or their loved ones
  • Significant disruption in living arrangements
  • Other unforeseen emergencies

 

Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.

Requests for Student Support Fund/Federal Cares Act are Now Available

As of April 14, 2021, there is no Student Support funding available. Students will be notified should additional Student Support funds become available in the future.