Syracuse University Updates Neighbors on Policies Regarding COVID-19 and their Additional Guidelines

Dear Neighbors:

Thank you for your ongoing support as Syracuse University continues to manage this uncertain environment that has significantly influenced this fall semester. By now, you have heard that the Central New York area, along with other areas of New York State, is experiencing increasing levels of infection. Syracuse University is also experiencing an increase in the infection rate within our student population.

We are taking additional measures to limit activities consistent with public health guidelines that will help to curb the spread of COVID-19 on the campus. As noted in the message, which was shared with our students a short time ago, we have put additional guidelines and limits in place for activities on campus. We are again stating that on and off campus gathering cannot be more than 5 people, other than the residents of the dwelling.

We appreciate how our neighbors have assisted in supporting these policies, including by notifying our Department of Public Safety (DPS) about concerning behavior and activity. I ask that you continue alerting DPS. If you see behavior that contradicts public health directives, please contact If you observe an incident where there is imminent danger, or a violation of the city code, please call Syracuse Police Department.

Thank you again for your continued partnership. We remain committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, neighbors, and the broader Syracuse community. We also want to continue to update you all in a timely manner.

Cydney M. Johnson
Executive Director, State and Local Government Relations
Government Relations