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RESTART FALL 2020:   See FIT’s plans and guidelines for fall campus operations, teaching, and learning.

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Campus Access and FIT IDs

#CampusClear Health Screening

CampusClear You are Good to Go screen CampusClear Not Cleared for Campus Access screen

FIT has implemented a daily health check that will be required for all employees and students prior to arrival on campus. 

All students and employees are required to complete FIT’s health screening process via the #CampusClear mobile app or website in order to receive permission to come to campus. Completion of the brief survey will yield the current date in green with a smiley face stating, “You Are Good to Go,” or the current date in red with a sad face stating, “NOT cleared for campus access.”

Download the #CampusClear app to your smartphone or access #CampusClear via the web. Instructions on using #CampusClear can be found on FIT's IT website.  Upon arrival on campus, you will be required to show Public Safety officers the green “Good to Go” smiley face to enter FIT-owned or -rented properties. 

Building Access

Building entries are being specified for specific members of the FIT community in order to reduce density and ensure social distancing while also improving efficiency and safety. In addition, protocols are also in place for contractors and other FIT service providers.

Student Access

With the appropriate signal, based on the #CampusClear reading, student access to academic buildings is as follows:

Dubinsky Student Center: Students will be required to show their #CampusClear green signal to enter the dining hall to pick up meals. Until New York allows dining indoors, all meals must be taken outside. FIT will arrange appropriate seating in the breezeway between Dubinsky and Business and Liberal Arts for dining. Once indoor dining is permitted, tables in the dining hall will be reconfigured and signage will indicate where seating will be allowed to provide for appropriate social distancing.

Feldman Center: Students who have reservations to use studios or labs through FIT Book It will be given access through the Feldman lobby. They will be required to provide the following information to Public Safety:

  • A valid FIT ID. (Please see additional information about IDs below.)
  • A #CampusClear green light/smiley face signal, valid for the current day.
  • A confirmation of a reservation to access a studio/lab.

All three items are required for entry through Feldman to FIT’s studios or labs.

Goodman Center: Graduate students who are taking courses in Goodman may enter through the Goodman lobby and will be required to provide the following information to Public Safety:

  • A valid FIT ID. (Please see additional information about IDs below.)
  • A #CampusClear green light/smiley face signal, valid for the current day.
  • In addition, students will be required to swipe their ID cards in a card reader which will confirm that they have permission to access graduate classrooms in Goodman.

Graduate Classrooms at 236 West 27th Street: Graduate students who are taking courses on the first or fourth floors of 236 West 27th Street will be required to provide the following information to the Public Safety officer stationed outside near the building entrances:

  • A valid FIT ID. (Please see additional information about IDs below.)
  • A #CampusClear green light/smiley face signal, valid for the current day.
  • In addition, students will be required to swipe their ID cards to enter the classrooms on both the first and fourth floors.



Employee Access

Dubinsky Student Center: Employees who want to enter the dining hall must show a valid FIT ID and a #CampusClear green light/smiley face signal, valid for the current day. Restrictions on indoor dining and options for outdoor dining will be applicable. (See details above.)

Only college Facilities and Health Services employees will be permitted to enter the building beyond the dining hall to report to work in accordance with procedures required by FIT and FIT’s contract partner, UG2.

Pomerantz Center: Employees will enter the academic buildings through the Pomerantz Center lobby. They will be required to display a #CampusClear green light/smiley face signal, valid for the current day. They will then tap their valid FIT ID card at a lobby turnstile for access; should there be a problem with the ID or the turnstile, Public Safety will be available to resolve the issue. Public Safety will not grant courtesy access through the turnstile until it is confirmed that the individual is a current FIT employee.

Goodman Center: Museum, library, and graduate school employees may enter through the building lobby and will be required to show a #CampusClear green light/smiley face signal, valid for the current day. In addition, employees will be required to swipe their ID cards in a card reader, which will confirm that they have permission to access offices, classrooms, or other spaces in the building.

236 West 27th Street: Employees with offices or classrooms in 236 West 27th Street may enter through the building lobby and will be required to provide the following information to the Public Safety officer stationed outside near the building entrances:

  • A valid FIT ID. (Please see additional information about IDs below.)
  • A #CampusClear green light/smiley face signal, valid for the current day.
  • In addition, employees will be required to swipe their ID cards to enter their office or classroom on the appropriate floor.

333 Seventh Avenue: Employees with offices in 333 Seventh Avenue will report first to the 16th floor to show their #CampusClear green light/smiley face signal, valid for the current day, to the Public Safety officer on duty. They may then report to their offices, tapping their IDs to gain entrance on the appropriate floor. Every employee must independently “tap in” to the floor to ensure that accurate information will be available if needed for contact tracing.

Identification Cards and Fall Semester Stickers

To ensure that all students and employees who are coming to campus will have valid IDs and fall semester stickers, the following protocols are in place:

New Students

New students have been asked to submit a personal photograph that can be used to produce their FIT IDs. We have requested that new students do this in recent years, making the ID production process more efficient and allowing Public Safety to preprint IDs. Students are then able to pick up an ID that is waiting for them, rather than waiting in queues for IDs to be produced.

For new students who will be living in the residence halls, Public Safety has delivered their IDs to the Residential Life staff, who will distribute them upon the students’ move-in. If a student did not send in a photo, Public Safety will be set up to take photos and produce IDs at the time of move-in at the residence hall(s).

For new students who are approved to reserve studio/lab spaces during the semester, Public Safety will have their preprinted IDs available in the Feldman lobby. Names will be checked against a list that verifies that they are approved for access to the building and their IDs will be given to them the first time they come to Feldman for reserved studio/lab time. If the student has not submitted a photo for a preprinted ID, Public Safety will take photos and generate an ID on a case-by-case basis in the Feldman lobby.

For new students who do not live in a residence hall or are not approved to reserve studios/labs, IDs will not be produced or distributed for the fall semester.

Continuing Students

For continuing students living in the residence halls, fall semester stickers will be provided to the Residential Life staff for distribution.
For continuing students who have approval to reserve studios/labs, Public Safety will distribute stickers to those students as they sign in at the Feldman lobby to access the studio/lab.

For continuing students who do not live in a residence hall or are not approved to reserve studios/labs, stickers will not be distributed for the fall semester.

Employees

Fall stickers are being distributed through the fall by Public Safety at the respective lobby desk (see above employee access information) to employees who sign in for access to offices/classrooms. If employees do not access campus, they will not receive a fall sticker.

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