Pace Updates COVID Alert Levels


Em Teixeira

In light of a recent rise in cases, Pace has raised its COVID-19 alert level from yellow to orange status and made policy changes accordingly.

Emily Teixeira

As of Thursday, December 16, Pace University raised its Covid-19 alert level from yellow to orange across all three campuses. Administration made this change in light of a recent rise in cases both at Pace and in the surrounding communities.

Pace urges professors to shift final exams to a virtual format where possible and recommends that all student meetings and events do the same.

Dining services have been switched to grab-and-go only. Students are encouraged to observe social distance guidelines while eating in public, and they must put masks back on promptly after they are finished.

Students are no longer permitted to visit each other’s rooms, and nonresident students are no longer permitted in residence halls. Res Life encourages students to move home as soon as possible. Students are allowed to have up to two people enter their room to assist with move out, unless that room is home to two or more students who have tested positive.

On-campus isolation spaces are limited. Students who test positive may either isolate in their own rooms or off campus as they so choose. Pace will make accommodations for students whose roommates test positive and must isolate in their own rooms. Students currently in isolation must remain there with two exceptions: 1- they have been granted permission to leave, or 2- they must leave due to an emergency.

Pace still plans to return for in-person learning on January 24, 2022. Students will be required to get their Covid-19 booster shot if they plan to attend classes on campus, and they may need to submit a negative Covid test upon arrival. If testing is required, students will be made aware in early January. Further details on spring semester policies will become available within the next few weeks.

Students are encouraged to practice safe, healthy behaviors over the break to minimize risks to themselves and the Pace community upon their return.