New York State quarantine procedures are currently changing rapidly. Students, faculty, and staff planning travel to New York from other states should monitor their state’s status.
Any Pratt community members who come in contact with someone infected with the virus, or who test positive for the virus themselves, must follow the isolation and quarantine requirements established by the CDC and New York City and State. We will provide updated information closer to the beginning of spring semester.
Students scheduled to reside in the residence halls for Spring 2021 will follow the quarantine protocol set by Residential Life and Housing staff.
Any students traveling to the United States from an international location to attend in-person (hybrid) classes for spring semester should self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival to the U.S. This policy stands for all students regardless of national origin.
Per the CDC notice published on January 12, 2021, "Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger...This order was signed by the CDC Director on January 12, 2021 and will become effective on January 26, 2021."
The Spring semester begins Tuesday, January 19. Hybrid components of classes begin Monday, February 1. Students are expected to be present and able to attend the hybrid component of in-person classes. Therefore, international entry to the U.S. should be planned to allow enough time for 14 day self-quarantine before the first date your hybrid class meets.
Note that F-1 international students with new/transfer SEVIS I-20s must enter the U.S. no later than February 1, in order to have your new I-20 activated. The latest U.S. arrival date for entry on an initial I-20 would be EITHER February 1, 2021, the drop/add deadline at Pratt, OR at least 14 days before the first date your hybrid class meets, whichever is earlier.