Pace Enters Green Zone as COVID-19 Rates Decline


Em Teixeira

As of March 5, all three Pace campuses are at “Green Status” for COVID-19.

Emily Teixeira

University President Marvin Krislov informed Pace that its COVID-19 alert levels are at green status in an email sent out on March 5, 2021. Test positivity rates over the past two weeks are under one percent across all three campuses.

The Pleasantville campus has a test positivity rate of 0.40% for the past two weeks (Feb. 17 through March 2) from a pool of over 2,000 tests. The New York City campus has a rate of 0.46% (Feb. 15 through Feb. 28) from a pool of over 2,000 tests, and the Haub Law campus has a rate of 0.86% from a pool of roughly 115 tests.

This is the first time that the university has been “in the green” since before Thanksgiving.

Rules for “Green Status”:

  • Up to 25% capacity in all rooms
  • Up to 50 people at outdoor gatherings
  • Social distancing and face masks still required
  • Visitors still prohibited except for pre-approved university business
  • Classes are a combination of online, HyFlex, and in-person

President Krislov reminds students to remain cautious and live in accordance with safety procedures, and that alert levels can change at any time in response to case numbers. However, he considers this recent change a milestone to be proud of.

“Once again, the Pace Community has demonstrated what we can achieve when we put our minds to it and work together,” Krislov says. “Let’s keep it up by continuing to act responsibly and look out for one another.”