I am very pleased to announce that we will move our COVID-19 Alert Level to Green on all of our campuses effective Monday, March 7. As a result of that move, we will relax our COVID-19 protocols, although some measures will remain in place. Vaccine and booster requirements will also remain in place.
Here are the guidelines for our New Normal:
Masks will be optional in most places on Pace campuses. We will continue to require masks only in classrooms during classes, on elevators, in healthcare settings, on Pace transportation, and for those who are exempt from our vaccine requirement. We will consider every other space a “mask-friendly” environment, where mask use is welcome and supported for anyone who chooses to wear one and is encouraged when distance cannot be maintained. Note that internships or clinical placements may continue to require masks.
Community testing is no longer required for most of the Pace Community. Those who are exempt from our vaccine requirement must continue to participate in testing, and anyone who wishes to test may do so.
Daily health screening via the PaceSafe app is no longer required. Those who feel unwell or exhibit symptoms should not come to campus. Note that some off-site clinical placements may still require students to complete a daily health screening.
- Event capacity restrictions are lifted.
Visitor access to campus is restored. Visitors will still be required to provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative test and complete a health screening on the day of their visit.
Additionally, New York City’s Key to NYC regulations require us to log keycard swipes to ensure vaccine compliance in certain spaces, including dining areas and fitness centers. We anticipate but cannot guarantee the City will lift those restrictions on March 7.
We are able to make these changes now because of the impressive diligence shown by our community in adhering to guidelines, being careful, and protecting one another. We will continue to re-evaluate our requirements as conditions change, and we know we must remain vigilant. But, with Omicron in retreat and case rates once again low, we’re glad we’ll all be able to enjoy a more normal campus experience.