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NYFA TRAVEL ALERT: MARCH 30

Updated March 30, 2020, 2:32 p.m

NYFA Travel Alert 

Dear NYFA Students, Faculty, and Staff,

We are writing to inform you of recent updates to the Center For Disease Control (CDC) Travel Advisories. 

Travel Advisory for Domestic Travel 

Yesterday, the CDC announced a Domestic Travel Advisory. All residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are advised to restrain from nonessential travel for the next 14 days, effective immediately.  

The CDC advises you to consider the following as you contemplate domestic travel: 

  • Is COVID-19 spreading in the area to which you plan to travel?
  • Will you or your travel companion(s) be in close contact with others during your trip? 
  • Are you or your travel companion(s) more likely to develop severe symptoms should you contract COVID-19?
    • Anyone with these conditions may be at higher risk of severe illness: age 60 or older; weakened immune systems; lung disease; heart disease; hypertension; obesity (Body Mass Index>39); diabetes; kidney disease; renal failure.
    • Conditions contributing to a weakened immune system include cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, prolonged use of corticosteroids or any other immune weakening medications.
  • Do you live with someone who is older or has a serious, chronic medical condition?
  • Is COVID-19 spreading in the community in which you currently reside?
    • Consider the risk of passing COVID-19 (even if you are asymptomatic as you begin your travel) to those people with whom you will have contact while you travel.
  • How would your life be impacted should you be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arriving at your destination or upon returning home?

Travel Advisory for International Travel 

The CDC advises all travelers returning home from international travel to stay home for 14 days, self-monitor for cold/flu like symptoms, and practice social distancing. Taking the following actions are recommended:

  • Stay home and avoid contact with others.
  • Take your temperature twice daily.
  • Monitor for symptoms of concern: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat.
  • Keep a distance of 6 feet/2 meter from others.
  • Avoid public transportation, taxis or ride shares. 

Please refer to the CDC Traveler Information Card for more detailed guidance. 

Please know that the spread of coronavirus has caused entry and exit bans, quarantines and travel restrictions throughout the world. The travel landscape is frequently changing, and practices vary per country. For example, to enter some countries, you may need to present negative COVID-19 test results to be granted entry. To keep apprised of the most recent information regarding the travel policies adopted by countries around the world, please consult this Table of Global Policies.  

F1/M1 International Student with questions regarding travel, please contact the appropriate International Student Office:

NY: international@nyfa.edu     212.674.4300 
LA: lainternational@nyfa.edu   818.333.3558  
SB: sbinternational@nyfa.edu   305.534.6009 

To protect your health and the health of our communities, please strongly consider following the CDC guidelines for safe travel and carefully research the health status and policies of both your destination and origin countries. 

With gratitude, 
NYFA Administration 

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