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FALL RETURN 2021:   Find details about FIT’s full return to campus for fall classes.

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Health and Safety

Face Masks 

  • Face masksproperly covering both the mouth and the nose—are required for everyone while in FIT buildings, including 236 West 27th Street and 333 Seventh Avenue. The exception is when you are in an office alone (for employees) or residence hall (for students) or when you are eating and drinking. 
  • Public Safety will provide a disposable mask to employees, students, contractors, vendors, and any visitors who may arrive on campus without a mask.
  • If an individual refuses to wear a mask after being provided with one, or if they are already in campus buildings but are not wearing a mask (and are not eating, drinking, or alone), Public Safety can be called to escort the individual off campus.


  • Per SUNY mandate, all students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 27 in order to attend in-person classes and continue their enrollment at FIT. Students taking in-person classes who fail to follow the vaccine mandate will be subject to potential academic withdrawal that could also impact their financial aid and might not be eligible for refunds for their courses. Weekly testing requirements continue through the September 27 deadline.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are available on campus. Log in to the FIT Health Services Portal to schedule an appointment. You can also log in to the portal to upload a copy of your vaccination card to be exempted from mandatory weekly testing. See details on our COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations pages.

Screening, Testing, Reporting, Tracing

Cleaning and Ventilation

FIT meets and exceeds all ventilation standards and is thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of New York, and SUNY.

Read an FAQ about the health and safety standards of FIT's facilities.

If You Experience COVID-19 Symptoms on Campus

It is important that we promptly identify and isolate you if you are experiencing symptoms that may be COVID-19 related. 

Find out the steps you should take

What Happens If Someone Tests Positive? 

Read our FAQ for details about contact tracing, classroom protocols, and quarantine guidelines.  


For Employees

Employees should submit these forms for consultation with HR regarding alternatives for continued remote work or other accommodation. Find more details

For Students

Students experiencing challenging issues that prevent them from returning to campus, including health and mental health conditions, vulnerable family members who may be affected because of living arrangements, and other issues that they self-report, can contact the Dean of Students for assistance with appropriate referrals for accommodative services. 

Visit Health Services

Health Services professionals are available online for live chat. Log in at the health portal with your FIT username and password, click Chat, then New Chat.


Visit Counseling Services

Counseling Services has temporarily suspended in-person counseling sessions, but it is operating remotely and conducting sessions as needed via phone and video.

Visit Human Resources

Employees can contact Human Resources for work and benefit information.