Recent Updates: Parsons Paris plans to be open for in-person teaching and learning in fall 2021. Learn More

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  • Detailed information about the current health and safety policies in France 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 health and safety 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 instructor and Student Success. 

    We continue to monitor new developments related to the pandemic and will keep you updated on important changes to our policies and procedures. 

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

    Access to Campus

    In order to access campus, all students, faculty, staff and visitors — including guest speakers, as well as prospective students and their families — must present proof of vaccination or of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 48 hours (PCR or rapid antigen).

    We look forward to being together again on campus in fall 2021. Unlike the New York City campus, Parsons Paris does not require vaccination to return to campus; it is, however, strongly encouraged for new and returning students, faculty, and staff. As of August 18, 2021, all Parsons Paris faculty and staff have reported that they are fully vaccinated.

    Students should email their faculty to book campus spaces and/or access specialized equipment outside of class time.

    Health Pass

    As of August 9, individuals aged 18 and over in France must present a health pass​. 

    You will need a health pass ​to enter public spaces including:

    • Cafes, restaurants​ (including terraces)​, ​nightclubs ​and bars, including those inside shopping centres

    • Health establishments, except in case of emergency 

    • Some shopping centers larger than 20,000 square meters if mandated by local prefects

    • Long-distance transport within France, such as long-distance trains and on domestic flights

    • Culture and leisure spaces such as museums​, libraries,​ and cinemas

    • Communal spaces in hotels such as the restaurant, bar, ​or ​swimming pool

    • Events being held at religious centers, such as concerts or conferences

    To enter any of these spaces, you must show one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination

    • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 48 hours (PCR or rapid antigen)

    These documents can be shown in paper format, digitally, or through the TousAntiCovid app. If you were vaccinated outside of France, you can find information on the French government’s website on getting a COVID-19 certificate. Information specific to Americans about registering for the French health pass can be found on the U.S. embassy website.

    Beginning in September, the health pass will be required in France for all individuals aged 12 and over. Starting September 30, those caught using a fake certificate will be fined €135. 

    Beginning mid-October, COVID-19 tests will no longer be free unless prescribed by  a physician.

    Please note that some classes include field trips to museums, and if you are unable to show the health pass, you will not be able to attend. Please speak with your instructor if you will be unable to show the health pass.

    Travel to and from France

    Rules for entering and leaving France depend on the traveler's country of origin or destination, reason for travel, and vaccination status. Please refer to the French government's FAQs for foreign nationals to find detailed information.  

    Academic Calendar

    Please consult the 2021-2022 academic calendar to keep track of important dates and deadlines.

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

    • Business and Operations: Loren Ringer, ringerl@newschool.edu

    • Academic Affairs: Edward Mills, millse@newschool.edu

    • Student Success: Ruthie Kroah, kroahr@newschool.edu

    • Technology and Campus Resources: Ivan Twohig, twohigi@newschool.edu


    I. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    As of June 17, 2021, face masks are not required outdoors except in certain circumstances, such as stadiums and crowded areas; face masks remain mandatory in indoor spaces. 

    All persons entering Parsons Paris buildings are required to wear a cloth-based face covering or surgical mask. Face coverings are required whenever students, employees, and visitors are present at Parsons Paris and must remain on at all times except when individuals are consuming food or beverages, in which case a two-meter distance must be maintained.

    The security guard will enforce the mask requirement for anyone entering the building. Parsons Paris will maintain a 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 and inside the Paris Romainville campus. The security guards 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 guards 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 at St. Roch: Elevator use is limited to four people at a time. Use of the elevator is prioritized for those not capable of taking the stairs. At Paris Romainville, students are expected to take the stairs. If you need access to the elevator, please contact Ivan.

    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 as soon as possible. We have requested that the security guard notify Student Success.

    If one positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed in a class, vaccinated students can continue to attend in person, while unvaccinated students must self-isolate for seven days and present a negative PCR test in order to return to campus. Arrangements will be made to accommodate students in self-isolation.

    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 and present a negative PCR test in order to come out of self-isolation.




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    45 rue Saint-Roch
    75001 Paris, France
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