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Stern Returns Guidebook—January 2021


EMBA NY NEW (J23) Students

January 14, 2020:

You're almost done with residency and we're already looking ahead to your first class weekend on 1/29-1/30. Please read the following email carefully if you're planning on coming to campus in-person in late January.

What's your status?

  • Did you attend residency remotely, but want to attend 1/29-1/30 in person? Please complete this survey by Friday 1/15 TOMORROW at noon EST and we will mail you a Binx kit.
  • If you are in-person now and attending in-person on 1/29-1/30: Do your Binx test no earlier than 1/15 (~2 weeks before 1/29). Please ensure you give yourself time to do your test and mail it the same day via UPS. Please see below about the Binx kit shipping directions. If you're traveling out of NY state or a non-contiguous state for more than 24 hours, please see below as the testing timeline is different.
  • If between 1/16-1/28 you leave NY state, or a state that borders NYS for more than 24 hours (non-contiguous travel): Your testing timing will be different and based on your travel dates. You will need to follow the requisite NY state testing protocols and quarantine, and fill out the NYU self-report form here. You CANNOT come to campus until you get clearance after filling out this form and sending the requisite negative test results to NYU.

What Test Do I Use? External PCR tests will not be accepted, no exceptions. NYU will only accept PCR test results from:

How the Heck Do I Open this Binx Kit?

If you were at residency in-person, you should have received a Binx kit in your backpack (small white box). Please watch our own Oscar-worthy Phillip Reeves show you how to open this white box (don't destroy it because this is the box you will mail back to UPS).

  • Read the instructions and watch the video about how to collect your sample). You've got one Binx kit. Make it count and don't mess this up!
  • Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes before doing the test.
  • Activate the kit on your mybinxhealth.com account. If you do not type in the 14-digit code on the vial and connect it to your account, your sample will be void.
  • Mail the kit back.
    • Pull off the extra cardboard flap to reveal the UN3373 Code.
    • There is a label in the box. Affix the label on the opposite site, leaving the UN3373 side visible. UPS has to see UN3373 or else the package will not be mailed.
    • Reseal the package and drop it off at a UPS site the same day you collect your sample.

EMBA NY Students

January 19, 2021:

Hello! If you're planning on coming in to campus for 1/29-30, please read this carefully as it includes information on when to do your test.

Daily Screener Updates
I'm forwarding an email below that went out from Dr. Carlo Ciotoli on Friday. This includes important information about changes to the Daily Screener, so please read it carefully. You may notice next time you fill out the screener that some of the questions have changed and that your test results will show on the Daily Screener. Please make sure you answer all Daily Screener questions correctly. If you answer anything incorrectly and your access is denied, your ID will get shut off immediately.

Rhythm of Testing
This fall, the NYU community was on a set testing schedule based on your NetID (e.g. A-J, K-Z). Moving forward, the cadence to your testing is going to be based on when you did your last test. The cardinal rule should be that you get tested every 14 days via NYU's Binx kits or Bioference appointments, however, timing will be different if you have traveled out of NY state for more than 24 hours (or had any non-contiguous travel). See below for more details. You will all likely be on a different schedule, so it's up to you to ensure you're keeping with your own 2 week timeline.

Test Timing: When Do I Take My Test?

  • If you are attending in-person on 1/29-1/30: Do your Binx test this week (ASAP). If you're traveling out of NY state or a non-contiguous state for more than 24 hours, please see below as the testing timeline is different.
  • If between 1/16-1/28 you leave NY state, or a state that borders NYS for more than 24 hours (non-contiguous travel): Your testing timing will be different and based on your travel dates. You will need to follow the requisite NY state testing protocols and quarantine, and fill out the NYU self-report form here. You CANNOT come to campus until you get clearance after filling out this form and sending the requisite negative test results to NYU.

What Test Do I Use? External PCR tests will not be accepted, no exceptions. NYU will only accept PCR test results from:

  • Binx Saliva Kit PCR tests
  • Nasal Swab Tests via NYU Bioreference (make appointment here). Appointments are listed a few days ahead at a time. If you don't see appointment times, it's likely because they are not yet live.

How the Heck Do I Open this Binx Kit?
For those of you who got the kit mailed to you (small white boxes), we know the test kit packaging has looked different from previous weekends. Please watch our own Oscar-worthy Phillip Reeves show you how to open this white box (don't destroy it because this is the box you will mail back to UPS).

  • Don't forget: read the instructions, do not eat or drink for 30 minutes before doing the test, and activate the kit on your mybinxhealth.com account. If you do not type in the 14-digit code on the vial and connect it to your account, your sample will be void.
  • Mail the kit back.
    • Pull off the extra cardboard flap to reveal the UN3373 Code
    • There is a label in the box. Affix the label on the opposite site, leaving the UN3373 side visible. UPS has to see UN3373 or else the package will not be mailed.
    • Reseal the package and drop it off at a UPS site the same day you collect your sample.

EMBA DC Students

January 8, 2021:

We hope this note finds you healthy and safe as you prepare for the upcoming January class weekend. We have an update regarding what you can expect for your January courses.

Faculty Instruction - Continuing Remotely

The EMBA DC faculty will continue to teach remotely in January for the same reasons they were remote in November and December - due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. We know this information likely impacts how you plan to attend your January classes. We are asking all students to complete the attendance survey here as soon as possible so that we can accurately plan for anyone who still wants to join us on site in January.

NYU DC Site Consolidation - NO UCDC Access for January

Due to various logistical factors affecting the January class weekend (COVID-19 travel restrictions, low in-person attendance), we will be consolidating both DC22 and DC21 cohorts on-site at NYU DC. DC21 will continue to utilize NYU DC as usual. Any DC22 students cleared to join their classes in person should not report to UCDC, and should plan to log in from NYU DC (1307 L Street, NW). DC22, we will provide more details on your designated classroom to use for study space in a separate email.

Saliva Testing Requirements

As a reminder, if you plan to attend the January class weekend in person, you must adhere to the saliva testing requirements set forth by the University. All instructions were sent by Amanda Nicholas on Tuesday, December 22. Please pay close attention to the deadlines based on your location and travel history. Students who are unable to complete the requirements accurately will need to attend their January classes remotely.

If you did not previously complete the attendance survey to indicate in-person attendance and need a UPS label to send in your Binx test, please reach out to Amanda ASAP.

Staffing for January

Please note, staffing on site at NYU DC will be extremely lean given the current situation. Your patience and flexibility is appreciated as we continue to adapt to these ever-changing circumstances.