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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  • On January 29, 2021, French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that starting Sunday, January 31, at 12:00 midnight, any entry into France from a country outside the European Union is prohibited unless for an overriding essential reason. The French Ministry of Interior website (homeland security) provides information on all exemptions for entering France, with particular emphasis on international students holding a long-stay visa for studies and having housing. However, we ask that all students who are traveling to France contact their travel provider/airline for confirmation of flight and travel to France. We also advise students to contact their local French consulate for any updated travel information.

    In addition, all authorized travel by road, plane, boat, or train into France, including the European Union, is now conditional on presentation of a negative PCR test.

    All other current measures, including a national curfew from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., are being maintained. Students who need to travel home from school after curfew will need to carry the attestation certificate. An electronic version of the attestation is also available. We recommend that you always have your student ID on you along with this certificate. Updated building hours for the month of February will be sent to students next week.

    We continue to monitor the trajectory of the pandemic and will keep you updated on important developments.

    Please find below several key points of information for students during this time:

    Semester Course Delivery
    Spring semester started on January 18 with courses delivered online. On February 8, a number of classes will resume on campus if the sanitary situation permits.

    PCR Test Required to Enter France
    Individuals traveling from outside the EU must present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in France, self-isolate for seven days, and then take a second PCR test. All individuals traveling from another EU country must present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in France.

    Access to Campus
    Students should continue to email Arnaud Hedin to book campus spaces and/or access specialized equipment outside of class time.

    Commuting During Curfew
    Any student on campus after 6:00 p.m. should complete and carry the attestation certificate for their return home with their photo ID. An electronic version of the attestation is also available here. We recommend that you always have your student ID on you along with this certificate.

    Check the first box when traveling from campus: 1. Déplacements entre le domicile et le lieu d’exercice de l’activité professionnelle ou le lieu d’enseignement et de formation, déplacements professionnels ne pouvant être différés.

    Building Hours
    Building hours for St. Roch are as follows:

    • Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    • Weekends: Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
      Sunday, 12:00-6:00 p.m. (starting February 14)

    Romainville is open:

    • Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    As a reminder, students need to pack up and be ready to leave 15 minutes before the official closing time.

    Academic Calendar
    Please consult the 2020-2021 academic calendar to keep track of important dates and deadlines.

    Detailed information about the current sanitary situation can be found on the French government’s website, where all rules and regulations are explained. Please continue to check for updates regarding restrictions and guidelines.

    For more information about the school’s COVID-19 planning, or if you have questions, please contact the coordinator from your unit:

    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. Only Category 1 industrial cloth/fabric masks, FFP2, or disposable medical/surgical masks are authorized. All community members will be required to wear a cloth-based face covering or surgical mask to 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 two-meter distance.

    The security guard will enforce the wearing of a mask to enter the building. Parsons Paris will maintain a preventive stock of masks for our community.

    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 distance. The guard will make sure that everyone who enters is wearing a mask and will refuse entry to those who are not. Outside of class time, including in front of the building, gatherings are limited to six individuals and a distance of two meters must be maintained. The security guard will enforce the required distancing. 

    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. In addition, we ask that faculty open windows every hour throughout their class time to increase air circulation.

    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 strongly 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 must 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.

    If three positive cases of COVID-19 are confirmed, or one case of a COVID-19 variant, the class will be moved online for seven days. 

    Students showing symptoms should get tested and inform Student Success of the results. Faculty and staff showing symptoms should get tested and inform Loren Ringer of the results.

    Individuals with a positive PCR test must self-isolate for ten days; in the case of a COVID-19 variant, individuals must self-isolate for ten days and present a negative PCR test to come out of self-isolation.


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