Covid 19 Update: March 22, 2020

Dear New York State Touro and New York Medical College (NYMC) Community,

We hope that each of you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during these unprecedented and unsettling times.

As most of you know, this past Friday, March 20, 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered employers to send workers home, effectively shutting down all businesses except for essential services. He instructed New Yorkers to remain indoors in an effort to curtail the coronavirus outbreak. We urge each of you to comply with the Governor’s instructions and do your part to stem the spread of this virus.

As a result of the executive order, except for NYMC, all Touro facilities will be closed. No Touro College students or employees should come to school or come to work onsite unless they have been identified and authorized by the central Touro administration as essential.

At the Valhalla campus of NYMC, the previously issued modified campus operations plan remains in effect. NYMC faculty, staff, and students will follow the specific directives regarding the definition of essential employees and student education which have already been issued in reference to each particular work and educational area in accordance with the modified campus operations plan. Students residing in student housing at NYMC may remain in their apartments, or not, as they wish. Additionally, only emergency cases only will be seen by the dental clinic at the Touro College of Dental Medicine.

At this point, all employees who are working from home should be set up to work remotely. Please contact your supervisors with any questions or specific assignments.

Due to this situation, we encourage all employees who have not yet done so to sign up to be paid via direct deposit. The information is under the Employee tab on the TouroOne portal under the Pay Information header. Once you are logged in to the portal, you can sign up for direct deposit.

For Touro College payroll related questions please contact For Touro College HR-related questions, please email NYMC faculty and staff will continue to work with NYMC’s HR and payroll units.

The HR departments of Touro and NYMC are fully functional and ready to serve employees. All phones are being forwarded and you can find names, functions and a full contact list for everyone in the department on the Employee tab on the portal. For a faster response on benefits-specific issues, please email

Touro students who are having any difficulty signing in to zoom classes or with technology-related issues should contact the help desk at NYMC students will continue to use their existing academic IT support units.

Anyone with any other questions, concerns or comments should contact

Thanks again to everyone for remaining strong, positive and for continuing to achieve under these challenging circumstances.

Sincerely yours,

Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka
Executive Vice President