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COVID-19 Guidance

Page updated: September 2023

Vaccinations and Boosters

Pace University strongly recommends getting up-to-date vaccinations against COVID-19, especially for those with conditions that place them at higher risk. Use this vaccine finder to find a location near you.


Pace University remains a mask-friendly community where mask use is always encouraged and supported. You may choose to wear a face mask, but they are not required outside of sick-visits to healthcare settings. Individuals with upper respiratory symptoms should continue to mask.

Community members are encouraged to follow community guidance on indoor masking, which is predicated on community transmission levels. When the COVID-19 hospital admission level is ‘High,’ the CDC’s guidance recommends:

  • Wearing a high-quality mask or respirator
  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing is recommended for those who have COVID-19 symptoms. The University Health Center offers COVID-19 testing to Pace students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Self-testing with a rapid antigen test or medical evaluation and PCR testing is also encouraged.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, follow CDC guidance. Members of the Pace Community who test positive should report their positive test results using this form or on the PaceSafe app (COVID-19 Resources are in the Safety Toolbox section). For questions regarding health, safety, and reporting, send an email to

After a positive test result:

  • Isolate
  • Notify your faculty, supervisors, or department chair
  • Notify any close-contacts

Returning to Pace After Testing Positive for COVID-19

You can return to class or work when you test negative on a rapid antigen or have completed the recommended isolation period and are fever-free for 24 hours. The CDC’s online Isolation and Exposure Calculator can help determine the length your isolation time based on your symptoms, testing, and status as a close contact.