Parsons Paris classes will be conducted online beginning October 30, 2020, with only limited activities taking place on campus starting on November 2, 2020. Learn More 
Students are encouraged to consult the Parsons Paris 20-21 Academic Plan.

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  • On November 24, 2020, President Macron announced that France will begin a three-stage plan to come out of confinement:

    • Phase 1: Starting November 28, all non-essential businesses will reopen. Bars, restaurants, and fitness facilities will remain closed. Confinement is still maintained, and the attestation will still be needed, but travel of up to 20 kilometers from home for three hours is permitted. An attestation to come to school for studio-based classes will also be necessary.

    • Phase 2: On December 15, cinemas, theaters, and museums will reopen, but gatherings and festive events will remain prohibited. Confinement will be lifted and replaced by a curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. throughout the country, with the exception of the evenings of December 24 and 31.

    • Phase 3: On January 20, restaurants and fitness facilities will reopen. High schools will reopen at full capacity, and universities will follow two weeks later.

    Both Phases 2 and 3 are contingent upon the evolution of sanitary conditions and the number of cases staying below a specified threshold. More detailed information can be found on the official website, where all rules and regulations are explained: Please continue to check for updates regarding restrictions and guidelines.

    Faculty will contact their students to communicate next steps regarding instruction. Please be assured that your faculty will preserve the quality of the learning experience while conforming with the government sanitary mandate.

    All Student Success services and support — including the English Writing Lab, ESL, French tutoring, immigration, healthcare and insurance support, counseling, academic advising, career advising, and housing — remain available for all students

    The school's administrative team will work remotely to assist and coordinate with students. 

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

    Business and Operations: Loren Ringer,
    Academic Affairs: Edward Mills,
    Student Success: Ruthie Kroah,
    Technology and Campus Resources: Ivan Twohig,

    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. All community members will be required to wear a cloth-based face covering or surgical mask as soon as they 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 1-meter distance.

    All types of masks (surgical, fabric, etc.) are only meant to be worn for 4 hours. If you intend to be in the building more than 4 hours, you should plan to have two masks.

    The security guard will enforce the wearing of a mask as soon as you enter the building. Parsons Paris will maintain a preventive stock of masks. 

    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 everyone should queue up on the sidewalk with at least 1 meter’s distance. The guard will make sure that everyone who enters is wearing a mask and will refuse entry to those that are not. A free-standing hand sanitizer dispenser is located at the entry, and everyone is expected to disinfect one’s hands or to use your own personal disinfectant gel.

    The following measures have been put into place to ensure everyone’s safety:

    a) Disinfecting 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.

    b) Elevator: Elevator use is limited to four people at a time. We consider
           that the elevator is prioritized for those not capable of taking the stairs

    c) Hand sanitizer dispensers: dispensers have been placed two per floor on either side of the stairs. It is 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 should disinfect the keyboard before you use it. The stations have been separated to respect the 1-meter distance.

    e) Toilets: a disinfectant product will be placed in each toilet and you are expected to wipe the toilet seat and sink before and after use.

    III. Symptom Monitoring

    Any individual displaying symptoms related to COVID-19 or that look like possible manifestations of COVID-19 symptoms 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 you have symptoms, we highly encourage you to get tested and ask that you please inform us of the results; however, French law does not require you to disclose. If we learn that we have positive COVID-19 cases, it’s mandatory to report cases to the French Ministry of Education. In the event that Parsons Paris becomes a cluster, we will be obligated to take stricter measures to contain the virus and will inform the community of these changes. 

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