New York State Travel Guidelines (Nov. 2020)
November 12, 2020
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced new guidelines concerning travel outside of New York State. Effective Wednesday, November 4, any community member who travels outside of New York State will be required to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine. This does not include travel to New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania.
As you know, beginning Monday, November 23 all hybrid in-person classes will pivot to hybrid virtual for the remainder of the Fall 2020 term. Although classes will be virtual, Maxwell Hall will be accessible for students who need to access campus resources (i.e. the library, computer stations, etc.). Even though the campus will be remote, those coming to campus should take note of the following:
Travelers to New York from out of state may “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine, by adhering to the following:
- Obtain a COVID test within three days of departure from the state of origin.
- Upon arrival to New York, quarantine for three days.
- On day 4 of quarantine, obtain a COVID test.
If both tests come back negative, you “test out” of quarantine. All travelers, despite the length of travel, must complete the Traveler Health Form. International travelers are unable to “test out” of the 14-day quarantine period.
LIM College will request you provide both negative tests, as well as any travel itineraries, in order for you to return to campus. Documentation can be sent to email@example.com. As a reminder, LIM College will only accept COVID molecular tests – we do not currently accept rapid tests from community members. For more information and clarification on the various types of COVID tests, visit the Food and Drug Administration's website. All community members currently in quarantine must remain in quarantine until the end date already identified with you.
The aforementioned policy is effective immediately until further notice. Guidance for Spring 2021 will be forthcoming in future communications.
As always, the health and safety of the entire LIM community is our top priority. With the help of each and every one of you, we will continue to be successful and we will stay LIM strong.
Dean of Student Affairs