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February Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty is our top priority. Learn more about the University's recent travel suspension, resources for health and wellness, and academic continuity planning.

Published on February 5, 2020

The health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty is our top priority. Based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US State Department, the University has suspended all University-related travel to mainland China. The University’s restriction on travel is effective immediately and will continue until such time that the State Department reduces the level of its travel advisory.

Currently, there are no cases of Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) impacting the Pace Community. There is a lot that is still being learned about this virus. Though there is no immediate cause for alarm, we continue to monitor the situation to ensure the health and well-being of our community. We are also strongly encouraging everyone to review the latest prevention guidelines from the CDC.

Some students have had difficulty returning to New York for the start of the spring semester. Please grant them as much support as possible during this next week or two so that they do not fall too far behind in their studies.

For those classes where alternative arrangements are possible, we ask that you please extend this courtesy to our students who have been affected by the travel ban. Making up for lost class time, by either incorporating an online component or assigning additional in-class assignments to make up for missed class time is at your discretion. For ideas, you are encouraged to view the resources available to faculty

The Office of International Students and Scholars sent an email to our international students on Friday, January 24, 2020. Included in this message was a request that the students reach out to both their academic advisor and the Office of International Students and Scholars. Our Deans for Students have been receiving messages from some of our International Students as well.

It’s essential that anyone who is feeling sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled to China or were in close contact with someone with Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) in the 14 days before beginning to feel sick contact their healthcare provider or University Health Care.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Learn more at Pace's COVID-19 resource page.