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  • Our top priority will continue to be the health and safety of our community. 

    All students, faculty, and staff must be up-to-date with their vaccinations, including a booster dose as soon as they are eligible (with the exception of those who receive approved medical or religious exemptions). You must either be boosted or have received an exemption from The New School to comply with the university’s vaccination policy. This policy covers all individuals who intend to be on our New York City campus for any period of time. Proof of vaccination or exemption status and testing results will be linked to your New School ID card and allow you access to campus facilities.

    The university strongly recommends everyone to get the updated bivalent booster as soon as you are eligible. Updated COVID boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna received emergency use authorizations (EUAs) from the FDA in August. These bivalent boosters will help maximize protection, prolong the vaccine’s durability, and safeguard our communities against the virus. Please upload your updated proof of vaccination to the SHS Portal.

    Beginning September 19,  individuals with approved exemptions will need to test no later than every 7 days to maintain building access. 

    Those who are up-to-date (vaccinated and boosted) will not be required to test except during mandatory entry periods

    If you have questions, please email [email protected] or [email protected].

    Students

    Students are required to submit their vaccine record to the Student Health Services (SHS) portal by following these instructions. Those not yet eligible or unable to access a booster in their home country must receive a booster within 14 days of becoming eligible or gaining access to a booster shot. Students with approved medical or religious exemptions are exempt from this requirement. 

    We strongly encourage international students who have access to vaccines approved in their home countries to get vaccinated as quickly as they can. Following CDC guidance, vaccines authorized by the FDA or for emergency use by WHO will be accepted by The New School. 

    Please do not email your vaccine documentation to Student Health Services. If you previously emailed your vaccine record to SHS, it will not be processed. It will only be reviewed and processed once you have uploaded it to the portal.

    If you have questions, please email [email protected]

    Exemptions 

    Continuing students (except for those returning from leave) who wish to request an exemption to the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons must submit their documentation to SHS by following these instructions.

    International students and domestic students from abroad who are not able to be fully vaccinated before returning to campus for reasons beyond their control will be accommodated. Students not yet eligible or unable to access a booster in their home country must receive a booster within 14 days of becoming eligible or gaining access to a booster shot. You will be required to follow the protocol outlined in the COVID-19 Vaccine Submission FAQ in order to access campus facilities. 

    In order to maintain a high level of health and safety for the entire community, students who are unvaccinated will need to follow additional safety protocols, which include more frequent testing and increased masking requirements.

    Faculty and Staff

    Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine record to the Student Health Services (SHS) portal by following these instructions. More information about the vaccination policy, exemption criteria, and timeline can be found here.

    You must either be boosted or have received an exemption from The New School to comply with the university’s vaccination policy. If you have questions, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

    Exemptions

    Faculty and staff who meet the criteria for medical or religious exemption from the vaccine policy must upload their request for exemption to the Student Health Services (SHS) portal. Please use the forms below and follow the instructions on how to upload these forms.

    Questions can be emailed to [email protected]

    In order to maintain a high level of health and safety for the entire community, faculty and staff who are unvaccinated will need to follow additional safety protocols, which include more frequent testing and increased masking requirements.

    Vaccine FAQs

    Getting Vaccinated in New York

    Anyone 6 months or older and currently living, studying or working in New York State is eligible eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The New School will work closely with students, faculty and staff to facilitate access to vaccinations as needed, but we will not be directly providing vaccinations at this time.

    The following websites will help you locate a vaccination site and schedule an appointment:

    Additionally, New York State (NYS) and New York City (NYC) have each launched hotlines which may be used by eligible members of the community to schedule a vaccination appointment:

    • NYC: (877) VAX- 4NYC (1-877-829-4692)
    • NYS: (833) NYS - 4VAX (1-833-697-4829)

    International Students & U.S. Citizens Living Abroad

    International students and U.S. citizens living abroad who have access to vaccines authorized in their home countries should get vaccinated as quickly as they can. Vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), or any vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted by The New School. The university will work with those students who are unable to be vaccinated prior to arrival in the United States.

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