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News12 featured Brian Anderson, Pace’s director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety in "Should colleges and universities require students to get vaccinated against COVID-19?"

03/26/2021

News12 featured Brian Anderson, Pace’s director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety in "Should colleges and universities require students to get vaccinated against COVID-19?"

Brian Anderson, Pace’s director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety, tells News12 that Pace is encouraging all students to get vaccinated, but it is not a requirement so far. Schools officials say they want to get students back on campus as safely as possible, and are planning for a traditional college semester in the fall.

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"News12 featured Brian Anderson, Pace’s director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety in "Gov. Cuomo pushes colleges, universities in state to give more COVID-19 tests

02/22/2021

"News12 featured Brian Anderson, Pace’s director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety in "Gov. Cuomo pushes colleges, universities in state to give more COVID-19 tests

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing for colleges and universities in the state to give more COVID-19 tests so that they can stay open.

He says with more testing, he hopes students won't have to flip-flop on a whim between in-person and remote learning.

Pace University, like other local colleges, let all students back on campus last semester. But just before the holidays, Pace switched to completely remote classes because of an uptick in cases.

For this spring semester, Pace ramped up its testing from 25% to the majority of students.

Under Cuomo's new guidelines, colleges and universities that test at least 25% of people on-campus will not be required to shut down as long as their positivity rate isn't over 5% throughout the course of two weeks.

A shutdown means only online classes, dining halls switch to take out only and no sports or in-person extracurricular activities.

Colleges and universities that test less than 25% of their population must shut down if more than 100 people, or 5%, are positive over the course of two weeks.

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City & State featured Department of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety Director Brian Anderson in "New York City 40 Under 40"

10/12/2020

City & State featured Department of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety Director Brian Anderson in "New York City 40 Under 40"

Brian Anderson, director, Department of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety, Pace University. City & State’s latest New York City 40 Under 40 list puts a spotlight on some of these unsung heroes who are influencing policies on a number of fronts, whether it’s the coronavirus pandemic, the recession, police brutality or climate change. Anderson is one of the many university administrators working to keep students safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past eight months, Anderson planned for Pace University’s fall reopening. Working to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among the university’s students, Anderson implemented an extensive testing program to identify infected students, isolate them and stop the spread.

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Pix 11 featured Brian Anderson, director of the Office and Emergency Management and Health & Safety Division in "NY releases guidance for colleges planning in-person classes"

08/28/2020

Pix 11 featured Brian Anderson, director of the Office and Emergency Management and Health & Safety Division in "NY releases guidance for colleges planning in-person classes"

At Pace University in Lower Manhattan, where fall semester classes started on Monday, school officials are also going with a hybrid learning setup, based on a four-stage reopening plan.

“It has the health and safety component, it has a component so that we can track cases on campus, a component to contain cases on campus and ultimately, if we need to shut down operations and modify them based on how the disease progresses,” said Brian Anderson, director of the university’s Office and Emergency Management and Health & Safety Division.

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