Health and Safety

Face Masks

  • Face masks—properly 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. 

Vaccinations and Boosters

  • Per New York State mandate, all students are required to be vaccinated and have a booster shot against COVID-19 in order to attend in-person classes and continue their enrollment at FIT. Students taking in-person classes who fail to follow the booster and 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. Details on boosters and vaccinations on our Vaccinations page. 
  • If you have yet to upload your proof of booster shot to FIT Health Services, please do so through the Health Services portal before the start of the spring 2022 semester. 
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available on campus. Log in to the FIT Health Services portal or call Health Services at (212) 217-4190 to schedule an appointment. See details on our Vaccinations page.
  • Free flu shots are also available to the FIT community. Log in to the FIT Health Services portal or call Health Services at (212) 217-4190 to schedule an appointment. 
  • More questions? Check out our FAQ About Mandated Vaccine Boosters and Testing for answers. 

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. 

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 in person or online for live chat. Log in at the health portal with your FIT username and password, click Chat, then New Chat.

Visit Counseling Services

In-person, phone, and virtual counseling sessions are available for our students.

Visit Human Resources

FIT employees can contact Human Resources for work and benefit information.