Out-of-State or International Travel Quarantine

Pratt requires students, faculty, and staff who have traveled internationally to self-quarantine for 10 days before returning to campus unless they follow the approved NYS guidance to “test out” of quarantine by:

  1. Travelers who traveled internationally outside of New York for more than 24 hours must obtain testing within 72 hours prior to arrival in New York, AND 

  2. Such travelers must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine according to NYS Department of Health guidelines, for a minimum of three days, measured from the time of arrival, and on Day 4 may seek a PCR diagnostic test to exit quarantine

For travelers who meet the criteria above, the traveler may exit quarantine upon receipt of the second negative test result. The negative PCR test results, along with a copy of the travel documents should be made available upon request.

Consistent with recent CDC guidance, asymptomatic individuals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to quarantine during the first 3 months after full vaccination if such travelers are fully vaccinated (i.e. 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series or 2 weeks following receipt of a single-dose vaccine); and, Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series; and, Have remained asymptomatic since their last COVID-19 exposure.

For those who have travelled domestically outside of New York for more than 24 hours except the contiguous states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  The NYS Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution.

New York City and State quarantine procedures are changing rapidly, but Pratt students, faculty, and staff must continue to follow the self-quarantine procedures as outlined above. Students should be sure to coordinate their return to campus with Pratt Health Services by emailing health@pratt.edu. Staff must use their non-sick accruals if their position does not allow them to work remotely during the quarantine period. All faculty and staff should coordinate with HR and their department regarding their return to campus by emailing benefits@pratt.edu.

Students residing in the residence halls for spring 2021 will follow the quarantine protocol set by Residential Life and Housing staff. All students are expected to be present and able to attend the hybrid component of in-person classes. Therefore, international entry to the US should be planned to allow enough time for quarantine and testing before the first date your hybrid class meets.

Quarantine Due to Exposure or Isolation Due to Positive Test Results

Any Pratt community member who comes in contact with someone determined to be positive for COVID-19, or who tests positive for COVID-19 themselves, must follow the quarantine and or isolation requirements as established by Public Health Authorities. Consistent with this current guidance, quarantine for individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end after 10 days without a testing requirement, provided no symptoms have been experienced during the quarantine period.* Individuals must continue daily symptom monitoring through Day 14. Individuals must continue to follow strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene and the use of face coverings, through Day 14. Individuals must be advised that if any symptoms develop, they should immediately self-isolate and contact Pratt Health Services for students and/or their healthcare provider. Faculty and staff should report this change in clinical status to their healthcare provider and Pratt Human Resources (benefits@pratt.edu) to determine if they should seek COVID-19 testing. Provided no symptoms develop, community members may return to campus after 10 days of the required quarantine or isolation and after completing the daily health screening questionnaire. Students should be sure to coordinate their return to campus with Pratt Health Services by emailing health@pratt.edu. All faculty and staff should coordinate with HR and their department regarding their return to campus by emailing benefits@pratt.edu.

*Please note in NYS there is no option to test out of quarantine due to exposure.