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Back to Pratt: Event and Classroom Safety, Upgrade Your Mask…Are You “Campus CLEARED?” (February 4, 2022)

From: Back to Pratt
Date: Feb 4, 2022
Subject: Event and Classroom Safety, Upgrade Your Mask…Are You “Campus CLEARED?”

“We anticipate a spring term filled as much as possible with the activities and events we have missed sharing in person. We look forward to those key exhibitions and gatherings in which we recognize what Pratt is truly about….” President Frances Bronet, February 1, 2022

  • Are you CLEARED for campus? Check your status now under “Digital ID” on the Pratt Safe app. A new single icon appears on the digital ID that is either a green “CLEARED” for campus access or a red “NOT CLEARED” for those who do not meet all access requirements to return to campus. 
  • If not, GET CLEARED! If you’re not cleared, tap on the red icon to learn what you still need to do for campus access. If you submitted a vaccine record and signed a social contract for fall 2021 access, you do not need to resubmit those documents. Review the campus access checklist for additional details on what is required this semester.
  • Classroom Safety Guide for Faculty: Additional guidance and a checklist to help faculty manage positive cases in the classroom have been added to Back to Pratt this week. Review the FAQs and important steps.
  • Vaccination and Booster Clinic: Get whatever you need—a first or second vaccine dose, the booster, and/or either a PCR or rapid antigen test! The clinic will be available at the Myrtle Avenue Plaza (outside the Film/Video Building) Wednesday, February 9, 8 AM to 6 PM. All vaccinations at the clinic are free with no insurance required and no appointments necessary.
  • Upgrade Your Mask: Pratt strongly recommends all students, faculty, and staff wear surgical, KN95, KF94, or N95 masks this semester to provide greater protection against Omicron. Surgical masks are available for pickup at all Public Safety booths. Surgical masks can be layered under cloth masks for additional protection.
  • Physical Distancing: Pratt is supportive of anyone who chooses to continue to maintain physical distance, recognizing that those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to do so. Physical distancing is strongly encouraged wherever possible indoors and everyone should avoid crowding.
  • International Vaccines: Pratt is accepting international vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). Individuals who have received a vaccine outside of this approval must participate in weekly testing at Pratt until fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine. Students with questions about the specific vaccine they received can review their uploaded vaccine record with Health Services.
  • International Boosters: Pratt is currently not accepting any international boosters, until they are approved in the United States. If you received an international booster, please wait for additional guidance. This will not affect your campus access.
  • Returning to Campus after COVID: You may return to in-person class or work after testing positive for COVID-19 if: It has been at least 10 days since your symptoms started, NO fever for the prior 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing drugs and your overall wellness has improved. Before you return, you must complete the COVID-19 Affidavit to reactivate your Pratt ID. This form will be shared with you via email on day 10 of isolation.

Be mindful of your responsibilities during the pandemic and watch for a new email update from Back to Pratt each Friday.