Quarantine Procedures for students currently living/staying in NYS quarantine states

Because we do not have the capacity or ability to provide quarantine housing on campus, students coming to Pratt from a state that is on the New York State required to quarantine list have three choices for enrolling in the Fall 2020 semester: 

  1. Arrive in New York State and quarantine according to NYS guidelines, for two weeks (14 days) before attending class. Students can stay with friends or family or at a hotel. There are a limited number of lower-cost options that have been arranged by Pratt at nearby hotels.   

    1. Brooklyn Marriott.  Offering a $99 per rate.  Go to www.Marriott.com/NYCBK . Enter in the corporate rate code 3Y9  to book the Pratt rate. 

    2. Hampton Inn downtown Brooklyn.  Offering a $99+ per night with complimentary breakfast and free WiFi. No code needed for Pratt affiliates. 

    3. See additional hotel options.

  2. Delay your arrival and begin learning remotely. This option is only available until September 7.  If your state is removed from the quarantine list before September 4, you can begin learning remotely and switch to hybrid learning after your return to NY. Students will be permitted to return to class for hybrid learning anytime before the end of the drop/add period, no later than September 7, 2020.

    Students will be required to either submit a negative test result from a COVID-19 test taken no more than 96 hours before their arrival or take a test upon arrival on campus with a goal of the results being returned in 48 hours. Result turnaround time is subject to change.

  3. Learn remotely. Students in states on the NYS quarantine list could choose to stay in their home and enroll in remote-only course sections.

This policy is subject to change. New York State Colleges are still waiting for the Governor to rule as to whether or not students could quarantine in their home states.

Students who need assistance navigating these options should email the Senior Student Advocate and Care Coordinator at studentadvocate@pratt.edu.

Quarantine Procedures for International Arrival to Pratt (for all students regardless of national origin)

Any students traveling to the United States from an international location to attend in-person (hybrid) classes for fall semester should self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival to the U.S., per Center for Disease Control guidelines. Our Fall semester begins Monday, August 24. Students are expected to be present and able to attend in-person classes after the drop/add deadline of Monday, September 7. Therefore, international entry to the U.S. should occur no later than August 24 to allow ample time for self-quarantine. Pratt cannot provide accommodations for the period of self-quarantine.

There are a limited number of lower-cost options that have been arranged by Pratt at nearby hotels.