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NYFA NY COVID-19 Health Alert

May 7, 2021 5:00pm


Dear NYFA NY Community,  


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


Two members of the NYFA community tested positive for COVID-19.  Both individuals had no symptoms and received positive test results after participating in the NYFA On-Campus Surveillance Testing Program.  The two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 had close or proximate contact with 9 members of the NYFA community.  All contacts have been notified and all contacts are presently observing self-quarantine guidelines.   The rooms occupied by the individuals who tested positive have been deep cleaned and will remain locked for 24 hours to prohibit entry.   A number of classes have transitioned to remote learning to protect the community from virus spread.  


The individuals who tested positive have been instructed to self-isolate. These individuals do not reside in the EHS facility.



Although the incidence rates of new cases of COVID-19 in NYC are presently declining, the virus and its variants remain a concern and continued caution is necessary.   


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.  


If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, it is no longer necessary for you to self-quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 or wear a mask when outdoors, except in crowded settings and venues. 


Regarding NYFA health and safety protocols, if you would like to be exempt from self-quarantine or certain NYFA testing requirements, please submit photos of your valid COVID-19 Vaccination Cards to the COVID-19 Team Administrator, via email, to covidteamny@nyfa.edu.  Vaccination cards are viewed and stored in accordance with all relevant privacy regulations.




Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19 


Large scale clinical studies have conclusively determined that all of the vaccines approved for use in the United States prevent most people from developing severe illness. COVID-19 vaccinations are also an important tool in ending the COVID-19 pandemic.  


To protect your health and safety, to protect the health and safety of the NYFA community, and to do your part in ending this pandemic, please consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19.  


If you are 16 years old and older, you are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Walk-in vaccination sites have opened throughout NYC.


  • To find out where to get a vaccination and what you might need to prove eligibility ( in regard to age, residence, work/school), visit the NYC Vaccine Finder or call 1-877-VAX-4NYC.

  • Individuals who live or work or attend school in NY are eligible to receive a vaccine at various walk-up vaccination sites located throughout NYC, without an appointment. Visit the Vaccine Command Center for walk-in vaccination sites located near campus.


Please consult the CDC for updated and detailed information regarding all we presently know about the vaccines and what we hope to learn from ongoing research. 



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: covidteamny@nyfa.edu.


We thank you and applaud you for your cooperation!


NYFA COVID-19 Response Team


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