NYFA COVID-19 Health and Campus Guidelines and Information - Updated: June 16, 2021, 4:00pm Click here for more information



February 27, 2020, 2:20pm EST

Dear NYFA Students, Faculty, and Staff,

In response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19, NYFA is issuing travel restrictions to countries the US State Department and Centers For Disease Control (CDC) identify as presenting the highest risk for travel.

At this time, NYFA is restricting all travel to China and South Korea. These restrictions will be active until further notice. US State Department and CDC travel advisories are being closely monitored and this travel alert may be revised as new information emerges.

Presently, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on any NYFA campus. Presently, there is no evidence of sustained community spread in the United States. As of yesterday, however, there has been one confirmed case of COVID-19 identified near Sacramento, CA that suggests a potential for community spread in the US.

Community spread is a term used to describe the circumstance of people becoming infected without knowledge regarding from who or from where the virus was contracted. According to CDC updates, sustained community spread is presently occurring in Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, Iran, and Italy. Travel alerts to these countries are presently low, however, travel health notices published by the CDC and the US Department of State may change, should community spread in these countries become sustained and widespread.

NYFA will revise this travel alert and add travel restrictions in response to CDC and US State Department advisories.

We realize that many members of the NYFA community live globally and engage in routine and frequent international travel. Please closely evaluate your travel plans. As the CDC and US Department of State continue to evaluate the incidence of outbreak in individual countries, without much lead time, entry to the US from the country you are visiting may be prohibited, you may encounter canceled flights, and/or you may be subject to a 14 day government imposed quarantine before being granted entry back into the US.

To best manage the potential for disruption to your travel plans, please consult frequently the CDC website for travelers-- https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel- and plase consider purchasing travel insurance.

Your health, well-being and ability to safely continue your studies/work remain our highest priorities.

NYFA Administration

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