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Notice

NY COVID-19 Health Alert

 

February 25, 2021, 3:30pm

Dear NYFA NY Community,

We hope you are well and happily engaged in your programs.

As part of keeping our community informed of the incidence of COVID-19 at the NY Campus, we send you this notification.

A member of the NYFA community tested positive yesterday for COVID-19. This individual had no symptoms and had been present on campus during the infectious period. This individual had close or proximate contact with 12 members of the NYFA community. All contacts have been notified and all contacts are presently observing self-quarantine guidelines. The rooms occupied by the individual who tested positive have been deep cleaned and will remain locked for 24 hours to prohibit entry. Two classes have transitioned to remote learning to protect the community from virus spread.

The individual who tested positive has been instructed to self-isolate. This individual does not reside in the EHS facility.

Although the incidence rates of new cases of COVID-19 remain relatively low in New York City and New York State, please remain vigilant by: strictly following personal hygiene guidelines; practicing physical distancing; wearing masks when venturing outside your homes; and staying home when you are sick. In abiding by these practices, you will limit your exposure to the virus and you will be doing all you can to stay healthy and protect the safety of our community.

To further protect your health and safety, please consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as you are eligible to do so. Since Monday, February 15, 2021, those individuals 16+ years of age who are vulnerable to severe illness are eligible to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vulnerable individuals will be asked to present proof of their comorbidity (cancer, chronic kidney disease, pulmonary diseases, intellectual and developmental disabilities, heart conditions, immunocompromised states, obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease or thalassemia, Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, cerebrovascular disease, neurologic conditions, liver disease).
  • To find out if you are eligible to be vaccinated, where to get a vaccination and what you might need to prove eligibility, visit https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov
  • Individuals who live or work in NY and eligible to receive a vaccine can also visit the NYC DOH site to schedule their first dose.
For more tips on staying healthy and for guidance on how to access care should you become ill, please visit the NYFA Student Hub.

For ongoing updates of the incidence of illness on the NY NYFA Campus, please consult the NY Campus Dashboard.

Also, please report positive COVID-19 test results to:

Faculty and Staff: Domingo Morales, Associate Director of Human Resources, Domingo.morales@nyfa.edu

Students: Sandra Schein, Director of Student Health and Wellness, Sandra.schein@nyfa.edu

We thank you and applaud you for your cooperation!

NYFA COVID-19 Response Team

 

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