Free Block 3 Testing Opportunity

Thursday, Dec 31, 2020
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Dear Juilliard, 

I hope that this email finds you healthy and having a restorative holiday break. Whether we’re working in-person or online, the unique challenges of this year demand that we take full advantage of all opportunities to rest and recharge. 

We are writing today with a reminder about testing rules ahead of Block 3, including detailed information about free testing offered by Juilliard next week. As you may be aware, infection rates in the United States remain high, although our area of Manhattan and our school community continue to do well.  

In a continuing effort to help our community remain safe, we are offering a testing opportunity at school on Wednesday, January 6, in Morse Hall. This testing is open to all students, faculty, and staff who must be in the building at the start of Block 3, the week of January 11. Those who take advantage of this testing opportunity can use the results as both their required post-travel test (if their arrival date is January 2) and their Block 3 baseline test. Please note that you do not need a building access QR code to take this test—upon arrival, you will be directed by security to Morse Hall via the street level entrance. You will be directed to exit the building once you have completed your test. Only those who have already been granted building access over the winter break will be able to enter the building for any purpose other than testing.  

Full details about this testing opportunity are at the bottom of this email.  

For students, additional details about required Block 3 baseline testing and quarantine requirements can be found here or in the email sent from my office on December 10 (which can also be found here). 

As a reminder, all staff are expected to continue to work remotely during Block 3, even if you work in a front-facing student office, unless you are specifically approved by Human Resources. Additional questions about testing requirements for faculty and staff should also be directed to Human Resources.  

As we approach the end of 2020, there is much to reflect on from this past year and also many reasons to be hopeful as we look ahead to 2021. However you choose to mark the occasion, we urge you to ring in the new year in a socially distanced, masked, and responsible way—and  remind you once again of our Community Pledge. Through our collective commitment to each other and this extraordinary community, we can look forward to a spring full of opportunities to learn and make great art together. 


Adam Meyer 

Free PCR (saliva-based) testing will be offered by Juilliard on 

  • Wednesday, January 6 from 9am to 4:45pm in Morse Hall—for nonresidential students, faculty, and staff 
  • Wednesday, January 6 from 10am to 4:45pm in the Rose Building—for residential students only 

To take advantage of this testing opportunity 

  • Register and sign up for an appointment 

Commuter students/faculty/staff: use this link to register for a test in Morse Hall (from 9am to 4:45 pm)  

Residential students: use this link to register for a test in the Rose Building (from 10am to 4:45pm)  

  • Please remember not to eat/drink/chew gum/smoke 30 minutes prior to your test. 
  • If you have any symptoms or you're not feeling well do not come to be tested. Please contact Health Services immediately and let them know. 

You do not need a building access QR code to take this test—upon arrival, you will be directed by security to Morse Hall via the street level entrance. You will be directed to exit the building once you have completed your test. 

While our testing provider aims to provide results back in two-three days, we cannot guarantee it. If you must access the building by a certain day, you might consider other off-campus testing options (for free testing in NYC, click here).  

Questions about testing can be directed to Health Services at [email protected] or Berta Canaleta Caballé at [email protected]. Other building entry questions can be directed to [email protected] (for students) or [email protected] (for faculty/staff). 

Students who take a test outside of Juilliard must electronically send a pdf, scan, or photo of their negative test result to Student Health Services ([email protected]) with the subject “Block 3 Baseline Test” or upload it to Medicat (located in Okta). The document must include your full name and the date  the test was collected.