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Residential Life and Housing, NYC

Fall 2020 Quarantine

NYC Student Quarantine

This page is a one-stop location for documents that will be helpful for students in quarantine and their families.

Calling for Assistance during Quarantine - as noted, there will be housng staff on site each day and overnight when students are in quarantine. To get assistance, students should contact the front desk, who will call the housing staff to respond. In cases of emergency, students can call Pace Security at (212) 346-1800, or dial 911.


Quarantine Basics

Location

Students in NYC will be quarantining at the Marriott Downtown Hotel, at 85 West Street. It is approximately a 15-minute walk from Pace buildings in Lower Manhattan.

Check-in Time

Students must arrive at the check in time they have selected. Quarantine is only available to those who registered for it in advance and selected a move in appointment.

Quarantine Housing Agreement

Upon arrival, prior to moving in, students will need to sign a Hotel Quarantine Acknowledgement and Agreement that covers your stay in the quarantine location. This can be found in the Applicaitons and Foms menu of their MyHousing Account. Students under 18 years of age will need to bring a copy of the Hotel Quarantine Acknowledgement and Agreementard (PDF) that is signed by a parent or guardian.

Your Belongings

Although we will provide an area to store your things during your stay, we strongly advise that student travel only with what they will need during the quarantine, and then have their things delivered to them in the residence halls for when they leave quarantine.

What You Should Definitely Bring

Clothing for 14 days, any medicine you need, personal hygiene products that you need, snacks, drinks, bottled water, your personal digital devices, your device chargers, books, magazines, etc., and any laundry supplies you may need to clean a clothing item or two by hand in your hotel room bathroom.

What We Advise You Do Not Bring

Items specific to the setting up of your residence hall room, including plastic storage drawers or bins, posters, coffee makers, and other items that you will not use in the hotel room itself. It would be best to have these items delivered for you to pick up once you arrive in your residence hall room. As noted, we will provide storage and movers to assist students in getting things to campus, and we recognize that in some cases having things delivered later may be inconvenient, but if it is a realistic option for you, we strongly encourage you to do so.

Move-In Assistance

You may have up to two people assist you in checking in and getting our things to your room or the storage location. Anyone assisting must adhere to all social distancing and face covering requirements posted in the hotel, and as listed in this email. All those assisting must depart the location within 1 hour of your arrival. The hotel and housing staff members on site will NOT be able to assist in moving things to the storage location or to your room.


While in Quarantine

Social Distancing and Face Covering

At all times in the quarantine location, with the exception of their assigned hotel room, students must wear a face covering, must maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others, and must adhere to all posted social distancing requirements.

Stay in Room

Students in quarantine must stay in their rooms at all times. The only exceptions are when they leave for a COVID19 test that we will provide during their stay (more information below), and if there is a true emergency that requires them to leave their room (e.g. building evacuation, etc.) For all other issues, students will be able to call the hotel front desk, the Residential Life Staff on site, or a number of other support resources that will be made available to them (more information below).

Services From the Hotel

  • Linens and towels: The hotel will schedule a contact-free linen and towel turnover once during your stay, but you may call the front desk to have clean linens provided if necessary. They will be delivered (again, contact free) to your room.
  • Garbage removal: students will be provided with garbage bags that they may leave outside their room for removal. Replacement garbage bags will be provided.
  • Meals: The hotel will provide three meals each day, with two daily deliveries. There will be a delivery in the morning of breakfast and a cold lunch (which you may store in your room fridge) and then a hot meal delivery in the evening. Deliveries will be contact free (left outside your door). The hotel has been given the dietary needs and restrictions that you have provided to us through your responses to the questions attached to the Housing Agreement. If you find that there is a problem with a meal that is delivered to your room, you can call the front desk and they will work with the housing staff to ensure that you get a suitable meal as soon as possible.
  • Room amenities: each room comes with complementary Wi-Fi, a coffee maker and a supply of coffee, a small refrigerator, and a smart TV. The hotel will deliver coffee refills on request.
  • NO LAUNDRY: There will be no personal laundry service in the hotel, and students cannot have their laundry picked up or sent out for cleaning. Students are advised to bring clothing for 14 days, and any laundry supplies they may need to clean a clothing item or two by hand in your hotel room bathroom.
  • NO DELIVERIES: There can be no deliveries received during the quarantine. Please do not have items shipped to you by Amazon or other services. Do not have food delivered from outside vendors.

Support from Pace

  • Housing staff: Pace Residential Life and Housing staff will be present 24 hours a day during the move in and move out processes. On the days in between, there will be an overnight shift from 7:30PM to 7:30AM, and a day time shift from 10:30AM to 4:30PM. Additional support from the housing staff is only 10 minutes away (in our residence halls on campus). Students will be provided with a list of numbers to call for assistance when they check in, but in most cases, they will contact the front desk to get assistance from the housing staff.
  • Supplemental security at night: Pace will have security staff on hand at night to provide an additional level of security to that already high level of security provided by the hotel.
  • Quarantine Support Coordinators: These are staff/faculty volunteers from the University who will host regular outreach to students in travel advisory quarantine beginning August 10. Each volunteer will be assigned between 3-7 students to check in daily via Zoom/phone/email to see how they are doing and address any concerns about basic needs, problem solving, and connecting with others (virtually) during their quarantine time period.
  • Healthcare Unit and Counseling Center Remote Support: all students will have access to remote assistance from the Healthcare Unit and the Counseling Center during their stay in quarantine. Directions for accessing these services will be provided at check in.

Breaking Quarantine

Remaining in quarantine is very important. Students caught breaking quarantine are subject to the university's disciplinary process, and may also be subject to summary action of removal from the quarantine hotel and other University Housing, and other disciplinary action including suspension or dismissal from the University. If you are dismissed from the quarantine hotel, you will need to secure alternate hotel accommodations to quarantine for a new required 14 day period at their own expense. It is very important that students who quarantine with us DO NOT break quarantine. The only reason to break quarantine is if there is an emergency with the hotel please follow all directions to evacuate and make sure to wear your face covering to protect yourself and others.

Housing Policies in Effect

All Pace University behavioral policies are in effect for all students during quarantine, in addition to any policies, procedures or requirements that are explained in this email or in the Quarantine Agreement students must sign at check in.

Activities

A number of online activities and events will be planned for students (all Pace students, not just those in quarantine) during the time that you are quarantining. You can view a list of virtual events. We strongly encourage you to get involved and stay active during your quarantine.

Testing

During the period of quarantine (currently scheduled for August 16th), you will be required to have a COVID-19 test. This will be provided for you by Pace. Please follow the directions provided here to complete the online form (PDF) required in order to schedule your test appointment.


Preparing for the End of Quarantine

Move Out Planning

As you approach the end of your quarantine, we will be in touch to arrange several things, including retrieval of your stored items, and scheduling your move-in appointment to your fall housing assignment. Please look for that communication on or around August 20th.

Property Retrieval and Move to Campus

We will have a service that moves your things from the storage area directly to your residence hall room


Quarantine FAQ

Who needs to quarantine?
Anyone who has been outside the US or who has spent time in a travel restricted state (as defined by the State of New York travel advisory list) within 14 days of their arrival in New York.

Can quarantine be waived if I show a negative COVID-19 test result?
No

What happens if I am caught breaking quarantine?
Remaining in quarantine is very important. Students caught breaking quarantine are subject to the university's disciplinary process, and may also be subject to summary action of removal from the quarantine hotel and other University Housing, and other disciplinary action including suspension or dismissal from the University. If you are dismissed from the quarantine hotel, you will need to secure alternate hotel accommodations to quarantine for a new required 14 day period at their own expense. It is very important that students who quarantine with us DO NOT break quarantine. The only reason to break quarantine is if there is an emergency with the hotel please follow all directions to evacuate and make sure to wear your face covering to protect yourself and others.

Can I drop off my things at my residence hall before reporting to the hotel for quarantine?
No, no one who needs to quarantine may enter the residence halls until after they have quarantined, even to drop things off.

Will there be room for my things at the hotel?
Yes, BUT? Even though storage will be available, students are encouraged to pack as little as possible for their quarantine stay, and to keep those things with them in their room. The hotel will provide, secure storage space where student may store their things while they are quarantining. Also, students may keep their items with them in their hotel room during quarantine (or they may store some things, and keep other with them). Students will not have access to stored items during their quarantine.

How will I get from the hotel to the residence hall once quarantine is over?
In most cases students will walk to campus (about a 15 minute walk). Students are also welcome to take a taxi or other car service. We are arranging a moving company to move student belongings from the hotel to their residence hall.

How will I manage classes if I am still in quarantine after classes start?
In the event that a student will still be in quarantine for one or more of the first few days of classes, the student will need to communicate with their instructors to let them know so that their instructors can accommodate them attending classes remotely as needed.

Will I be tested for COVID-19 during my quarantine?
Yes, Pace plans to administer a COVID-19 test to all students during the period of quarantine.

Can family or friends help me move in to the hotel?
Yes, up to 2 people can assist with moving in to the hotel. They are required to wear face covering, and to abide by all posted social distancing requirements.

Can family or friends quarantine with me in the accommodations provided by Pace?
No, we cannot accommodate friends or family to quarantine in the accommodations provided by Pace. Students and their friends or families are welcome to secure their own hotel or other accommodations (at their own expense) to quarantine together before arriving to move in to their residence hall.

Can family or friends help me move from the hotel to the residence hall?
Yes, up to 2 people can assist with moving in to the residence hall AS LONG AS THEY HAVE ALSO MET THE QUARANTINE OR TRAVEL RESTRICTION REQUIREMENTS. They are required to wear face covering, and to abide by all posted social distancing requirements.

Can I mail things to my residence hall?
Yes, students may mail things to their residence hall. We encourage them to plan to have them mailed so they arrive AFTER the student has moved out of the hotel and in to the residence hall.

Is there anything you recommend that I bring with me to quarantine?
Yes. We recommend that you bring: clothing for 14 days, any medicine you need, personal hygiene products that you need, snacks, drinks, bottled water, your personal digital devices, your device chargers, books, magazines, etc., and any laundry supplies you may need to clean a clothing item or two by hand in your hotel room bathroom.

Will laundry be available at the hotel?
No. There will be no personal laundry service in the hotel, and students cannot have their laundry picked up or sent out for cleaning. Students are advised to bring clothing for 14 days, and any laundry supplies they may need to clean a clothing item or two by hand in your hotel room bathroom.