We continue to closely follow COVID-19 guidelines issued by the government. Learn More

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  • In late January, French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced restrictions for entry into France by anyone from a country outside of the European Union except for overriding essential reasons. At that time, the government also announced that authorized travel by road, plane, boat, or train into France, including the European Union, is conditional on presentation of a negative PCR test.

    On March 31, 2021, French President Emmanuel Macron announced new confinement measures applicable to all of France:

    • Inter-regional travel is prohibited other than for exceptional or professional reasons.
    • Outdoor activities are authorized, with no time limit, within a radius of 10 km around home; all individuals must carry a completed attestation.
    • Higher Education institutions will remain open and continue operating with a strict safety protocol 
    • All non-essential businesses are closed. Only businesses selling basic goods and services can remain open such as grocery stores, pharmacies, bookstores and music stores will remain open. Bars, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, museums and gyms will be closed.
    • The national curfew starts at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 a.m. Students who travel home from school after curfew need to carry their attestation certificate; an electronic version of the attestation is available here. Along with this certificate, we recommend that students always have their student ID with them. All other current measures are maintained. 
    • Nurseries, primary, middle and high schools (K-12) are closed for three weeks.
    • All other current measures are maintained. 

    Detailed information about the latest confinement measures can be found on the French government’s website, where all rules and regulations are explained. Please continue to check back regularly for updates regarding restrictions and guidelines.

    We recommend that all students planning to travel to France contact their travel provider/airline for confirmation of flight and travel to France. We also advise students to contact their local French consulate for updated travel guidance. 

    More information about exemptions for entering France, including those for international students holding a long-stay visa for studies and housing, can be found on the French Ministry of Interior website (homeland security). 

    We strongly urge you to continue to follow all sanitary measures that have been put in place. If you experience any symptoms related to COVID-19 or that look like possible manifestations of COVID-19, you should remain at home and inform your faculty and Student Success. 

    We continue to monitor new restrictions related to the pandemic and will keep you updated on important developments. 

    Please find below several key points of information for students during this time:

    PCR Test Required to Enter France
    Individuals traveling from outside the EU must present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in France, self-isolate for seven days, and then take a second PCR test. All individuals traveling from another EU country must present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in France.

    Access to Campus
    We look forward to the prospect of being together again on campus in fall 2021. Unlike the New York City campus, the Paris campus does not require vaccination to return to campus; it is however strongly encouraged and is applicable to new and returning students, faculty and staff. 

    Students should continue to email Arnaud Hedin to book campus spaces and/or access specialized equipment outside of class time.

    Commuting During Curfew
    Any student on campus after 7:00 p.m. should complete and carry the attestation certificate for their return home with their photo ID. An electronic version of the attestation is also available here. We recommend that you always have your student ID on you along with this certificate.

    Check the first box when traveling from campus: 1. Déplacements entre le domicile et le lieu d’exercice de l’activité professionnelle ou le lieu d’enseignement et de formation, déplacements professionnels ne pouvant être différés.

    May 2021 Building Hours
    Building hours for St. Roch (PDF)

    Building hours for Romainville (PDF)

    As a reminder, students need to pack up and be ready to leave 15 minutes before the official closing time.

    Academic Calendar
    Please consult the 2020-2021 academic calendar to keep track of important dates and deadlines.

    Detailed information about the current sanitary situation can be found on the French government’s website, where all rules and regulations are explained. Please continue to check for updates regarding restrictions and guidelines.

    For more information about the school’s COVID-19 planning, or if you have questions, please contact the coordinator from your unit:

    I. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    As mandated by the French government, face masks are mandatory throughout Paris and its suburbs, including all outdoor public spaces. Only Category 1 industrial cloth/fabric masks, FFP2, or disposable medical/surgical masks are authorized. All community members will be required to wear a cloth-based face covering or surgical mask to enter our buildings. This means face coverings are required whenever students, employees, and visitors are present at Parsons Paris and must remain on at all times except when one is consuming food or beverages, provided you maintain a two-meter distance.

    The security guard will enforce the wearing of a mask to enter the building. Parsons Paris will maintain a preventive stock of masks for our community.

    II. Building Circulation Flow

    The security guard station will be installed in the 45, rue St. Roch building foyer. Only one person at a time is permitted to enter the building, and people should queue up on the sidewalk leaving at least one meter distance. The guard will make sure that everyone who enters is wearing a mask and will refuse entry to those who are not. Outside of class time, including in front of the building, gatherings are limited to six individuals and a distance of two meters must be maintained. The security guard will enforce the required distancing. 

    A free-standing hand sanitizer dispenser is located at the entry, and everyone is expected to disinfect their hands or to use their own personal disinfectant gel. The following measures have been put into place to ensure everyone’s safety:

    a) Disinfecting the building: The building and work spaces are cleaned at least twice a day. In addition, disinfectant products will be put at the disposal of all building users. The cleaning crew has been instructed to open windows every morning when cleaning. In addition, we ask that faculty open windows every hour throughout their class time to increase air circulation.

    b) Elevator: Elevator use is limited to four people at a time. Use of the elevator is prioritized for those not capable of taking the stairs.

    c) Hand sanitizer dispensers: Two dispensers have been placed per floor on either side of the stairs. It is strongly recommended that all members of our community disinfect their hands before and after going into the classroom. Disinfectant supplies will be placed in every classroom, and you should disinfect the seat and table space before you sit down.

    d) Tech Lab: Disinfectant wipes are available, and you must disinfect the keyboard before you use it. The stations have been separated to respect the one-meter-distance requirement.

    e) Toilets: A disinfectant product will be placed in each toilet; you are expected to wipe the toilet seat and sink before and after use.

    III. Monitoring Symptoms

    Any individual displaying symptoms related to COVID-19 or that look like possible manifestations of COVID-19 should remain at home. If you start to display symptoms while you are on campus, please alert the security guard and return home. We have requested that the security guard notify Student Success.

    If one positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed, the class will be moved online for seven days.

    Students showing symptoms should get tested and inform Student Success of the results. Faculty and staff showing symptoms should get tested and inform Loren Ringer of the results.

    Individuals with a positive PCR test must self-isolate for ten days; in the case of a COVID-19 variant, individuals must self-isolate for ten days and present a negative PCR test to come out of self-isolation.


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    Parsons Paris
    45 rue Saint-Roch
    75001 Paris, France
    +33 (0)1.76.21.76.40
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    1.212.229.5900

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