I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy. With our California, Texas, and Singapore students already back on their respective campuses for several weeks, I’m happy to share an update on our New York students’ return.
As you may be aware, The State of New York is requiring all travelers entering New York from a state with a high COVID-19 infection rate to quarantine for a period of 14 days. You can find a current list of affected states here.
If you are traveling to New York from one of these states, the CIA expects you to abide by the Governor’s Executive Order, which could mean spending 14 days in a state not included in the Governor’s order prior to returning to New York, or quarantining for 14 days upon arrival in New York. Specific details can be found on the student portal on options for quarantining as well as dates when you can begin move-in for your start date.
If you are not traveling from an affected state, the move-in dates previously communicated (August 7–9 for most students for the spring semester and September 4–7 for all students for the fall semester) will remain. More move-in details will be sent in the next few weeks.
All students are encouraged to keep in mind, states included in the Governor’s Executive Order are subject to change. The CIA will update the list of affected States in the FAQs if the list of states changes. It is your responsibility to monitor these potential changes so please continue to check the FAQs.
Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, the CIA may modify this plan, as necessary, to comply with the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as New York Executive Orders and Mandates. Students, faculty, and staff should continue to check their CIA e-mail and the portal for the latest updates and information.
As always, the health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff are our top priority. As such, our campus restaurants and public programs will remain closed for the time being and outside visitors are not permitted on campus. Below, you will find additional details on this, as well as specific health and safety protocols.
Our reopening plan, CIA SAFE (Shared Accountability for Everyone)—focuses on ensuring the health and safety of our entire campus community—students, faculty, and staff. The following highlights some of its core components:
CIA academic campuses (Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; and San Antonio, TX) will remain closed to the public and other visitors until further notice. This includes outside guests and visitors to residence halls.