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. 
  • While New York's governor and New York City's mayor have loosened indoor mask mandates, FIT continues this indoor mask requirement, following SUNY guidelines and with the safety of the community in mind.  
  • 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

  • Students will continue to be required to be vaccinated and are encouraged to be boostered. Employees are highly encouraged to be both vaccinated and boostered. FIT Health Services continues to provide testing, vaccinations, and boosters in their offices at A402 in the Dubinsky Student Center.
  • 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. 

Testing, Reporting, Tracing

  • Individuals who test through Health Services and are positive for Covid will have their results automatically uploaded to the portal; individuals who test on their own and are positive for Covid should upload their results to the Health Services portal (fit.student health portal.com) themselves. All individuals who test positive are encouraged to notify their close contacts, including faculty and classmates.

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

Accommodations

For Employees

FIT acknowledges that it is a community of individuals with different abilities and personal situations. If you have been instructed to return to work and have concerns about doing so, find out more about your options. Employee accommodations and leaves of absence 

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.