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Stern Returns Guidebook—October 2020


EMBA NY Students

October 19, 2020:

Happy Pumpkin Spice season. We look forward to seeing you again this coming Friday/Saturday. If you're attending remotely--you guessed it--you can disregard this email. Coming in-person this weekend? Please read:

Saliva Kit Info

  1. Activate your saliva kit: You must activate your kit by typing in the 14-digit vial code. Read the instructions here. Without this crucial step, your test is void. If you messed this up, you can pick up a kit here).
  2. Mail your kit the same day you collect your sample via UPS (in your pre-paid envelope we gave you). Please do this ASAP.
  3. Check your Binx account to make sure they got your sample. Always check your Binx account before emailing us.

What's your Status?

  1. Were you here 10/9-10? If yes, since you were already on campus, you do NOT need to wait for negative test results to come to class on Friday, as long as Binx received your sample for processing. If your Binx results say "processing" and you don’t have symptoms of COVID-19 and you haven’t been in contact with an infected person, you do not have to wait until you get your results before you enter NYU buildings. Just keep doing the daily screener.
  2. Did you skip last class weekend? If you were NOT here last class weekend, it's been ~1 month since you were on campus and your ID access may have been shut off if you didn't continue the ongoing testing every 14 days. Please follow the instructions below and upload your Binx results to get reactivated.
  3. First time on campus? You should have already taken your test and uploaded your Binx results by now and received a clearance email to activate your ID. If you didn't get the clearance email by Wednesday 10/21, please email me.
  4. Not Coming Now, but on November 6-7? Don't forget to vote! If you aren't coming this weekend but are coming in November, please complete this survey by Friday 10/23 at noon EST and we will mail you a kit. If you email us after the deadline we will not be able to mail you a kit.

A Note on Thanksgiving Travel

As you plan for the upcoming holiday season, please note that all NY and NYU quarantine rules are still in effect. Please plan ahead and build in time for any necessary quarantine periods prior to the December class weekend. If you are traveling to a high risk state and do not have enough time to quarantine for 14-days prior to the December 4-5 class weekend, you will need to attend that weekend remotely (and perhaps share photos of your turkey consumption as well).

As a reminder, if you want to change your attendance preference (in-person vs. remote), tell us here. Any questions, let me know.


EMBA DC Students

October 19, 2020:

We hope you were able to get some rest after your October EMBA class weekend!

If you are attending class fully remote, you can disregard this message (but we miss you!).

Need a test kit?

  • If you didn't get a kit this weekend and you plan on attending the November 13-15 class weekend in person, please complete this survey no later than 2:00pm EDT on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 so that we can mail a saliva test to you.
  • Tests are limited. Please do not request one if you have no intention of joining your courses in-person in November or if you didn’t use your test from the October weekend.
  • Students who request the test will receive additional instructions on how to administer and submit their saliva test for review. We will be unable to mail kits if you miss the deadline above.

Is November your first time at NYU DC?
If the November class weekend will be your first time coming to campus, the saliva test is considered a PCR test and will be sufficient for the PCR testing pre-arrival requirement. The University is exclusively accepting Binx saliva tests at this time.

High Risk State Reminder
As a reminder, if you live in a high risk state as defined by the District of Columbia, you are required to quarantine upon arrival for 14 days prior to the start of classes. We recommend if you live in a high risk state that you join your courses remotely.

A Note on Thanksgiving Travel
As you plan for the upcoming holiday season, please note that all quarantine rules from the link above are still in effect. Please plan ahead and build in time for any necessary quarantine periods prior to the December class weekend. If you are traveling to a high risk state and do not have enough time to quarantine for 14-days prior to the December 11-13 class weekend, you will need to attend the December weekend remotely.

Feel free to reach out with any questions.