We continue to closely follow COVID-19 guidelines issued by the government. Learn More 
Students are encouraged to consult the Parsons Paris 20-21 Academic Plan.

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  • Following the announcement by the French Prime Minister on December 10, France will continue to come out of confinement as follows:

    • Starting December 15, the confinement will be lifted and replaced by a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. throughout the country, with an exception only on December 24, when gatherings will be limited to six adults. Note that the curfew will be in place on the night of December 31. Movement within the country and travel abroad are permitted, and an attestation will no longer be necessary. However, an attestation will be necessary for authorized movement between 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

    • Bars, restaurants, night clubs, and fitness facilities will remain closed until January 20. The reopening of museums, cinemas, and theaters has been pushed back three weeks, to January 7.
    • On January 20, high schools will reopen at full capacity; universities will follow two weeks later. President Macron indicated that the full reopening of universities may take place earlier, and we will communicate with our community as more information becomes available.

    More detailed information can be found on the official website, where all rules and regulations are explained: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19. Please continue to check for updates regarding restrictions and guidelines.

    Parsons Paris will close for winter break starting on Friday, December 18, at 6:00 p.m. and will reopen on Monday, January 11, for activities that require access to specialized equipment. Classes will resume on Monday, January 18. Specific program plans have been shared with students; if you have questions, please contact your academic advisor. 

    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.eduAcademic Affairs: Edward Mills, millse@newschool.eduStudent Success: Ruthie Kroah, kroahr@newschool.eduTechnology and Campus Resources: Ivan Twohig, twohigi@newschool.edu

    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. All community members will be required to wear a cloth-based face covering or surgical mask as soon as they 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 1-meter distance.

    All types of masks (surgical, fabric, etc.) are only meant to be worn for 4 hours. If you intend to be in the building more than 4 hours, you should plan to have two masks.

    The security guard will enforce the wearing of a mask as soon as you enter the building. Parsons Paris will maintain a preventive stock of masks. 

    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’s distance. The guard will make sure that everyone who enters is wearing a mask and will refuse entry to those who are not. 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.

    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 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 should 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.

    We strongly encourage you to get tested if you have symptoms and ask that you inform us of the results; however, French law does not require you to disclose. If we learn that we have positive COVID-19 cases, we must report these cases to the French Ministry of Education. If Parsons Paris becomes a cluster, we will be obligated to take stricter measures to contain the virus and will inform the community of these changes. 

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