New York City and State have begun to move into the next phase of vaccine distribution, and guidelines are rapidly changing even as they are being announced.
You can follow the developing guidelines on the New York State Department of Health (DOH) website.
The state has also provided the following form to help residents determine eligibility. Eligible Pratt employees do not need anything further from the Institute to complete this form. This form will ask if you live or work in NYC. According to New York State and City DOH websites, your Pratt ID, pay stub, or appointment letter for the semester should suffice as proof that you are a college instructor.
As the vaccination rollout continues, we are actively seeking guidance from our government agencies and from the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU), and will provide updates on any Pratt-specific concerns. We encourage you to refer to your city and state health departments for current instructions.
Even as eligible members of the community are vaccinated throughout the coming months, especially as new strains of the virus are discovered, we all must continue to practice proper PPE regardless of vaccination status: wear your mask, wash your hands, and maintain a safe distance of six feet. Testing and campus access protocols for spring 2021 will continue as planned.
If you are outside of New York State, the CDC has information for your location as well as general guidance on the vaccine. Currently, Pratt will not be distributing vaccines.