COVID-19

May 23, 2022
Dear CUNY Community,  As you are probably aware, New York City’s Covid-19 level is currently high according to the NYC Department of Health’s Alert Level system and the CDC’s Community Level tracking. Health officials recommend we wear a mask in indoor public settings and people over 65 and those at high risk of severe illness should also wear a mask in crowded outdoor spaces. As the semester comes to a close and many of you prepare to attend commencements with your loved ones and friends, we urge you to wear a mask in public indoor spaces – for your safety and that of those… Read More »


April 26, 2022
Dear CUNY community, I would like to welcome you back from what I hope was a restful Spring Break. We are now in the home stretch of the semester across our colleges, and I am especially looking forward to commencement season, my favorite time of the academic year. We are closely following COVID-19 data and levels across the city. The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels remain green (low) in Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens and are yellow (medium) in Manhattan and Staten Island. And the city’s new alert level system that tracks transmission and health care capacity across the five… Read More »


March 05, 2022
Dear CUNY Community,  In response to revised guidance issued by the CDC last week, we are lifting the temporary mask mandate that has been in place since August 2021 and required all CUNY students, faculty, staff, and visitors to wear masks inside University campuses, office buildings, classrooms, and other non-enclosed spaces. This policy change, which takes effect on Monday, March 7, follows recent announcements by Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams that ended mask mandates for pre-K through 12th-grade schools across New York State and City.  Anyone who would like to continue… Read More »


January 28, 2022
I write to update you on space available on campus for connecting to an online class during the Spring semester. The spaces are as follows, with room capacities in parentheses: Library The Tech Center, including STC1 (50), STC2 (35), STC3 (35) The following rooms in NAC   4/148 (20) 4/206 (20) 4/207 (30) Student Cafeteria Please be considerate of your fellow students while using these spaces. Speak quietly, and bring a headset to use for your online class. Remember that a mask is required at all times indoors.


November 30, 2021
Effective November 17, 2021, CUNY implemented a random testing program for vaccinated employees. Fully vaccinated employees with approved vaccination information in CUNYfirst will be randomly selected to participate in the COVID-19 testing program. Being tested when you are notified is not optional and is necessary in order to obtain campus-wide results each week and thus help keep everyone safe. In any given week, selected individuals will receive an email from no-reply@cleared4.org with the subject line "Message from City University of New York (CUNY)". This email… Read More »


September 01, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community,​ I'm writing as an urgent reminder of our student vaccine mandate for in-person instruction, to outline the consequences of students not being vaccinated, and to urge unvaccinated students who have either in-person or hybrid classes to take immediate action in one or another direction. I include faculty and staff on this note, asking that you'll carry this message forward in your interactions with students. As we have announced, the vaccine mandate for students enrolled in hybrid or in-person classes took full effect when the Pfizer… Read More »


August 23, 2021
We write to update you on space available on campus for connecting to an online class. We are still working to provide additional spaces and will update this list as needed. The spaces are as follows, with room capacities in parentheses: Library (by reservation only) The Tech Center, including STC1 (50), STC2 (35), STC3 (35) The following rooms in NAC  4/148 (20) 4/157 (20) 4/161 (30) 5/123 (20) 5/150 (30) 6/110 (20) 6/329 (20) Student Cafeteria And the following in Shepard Hall: Rm 51 (75) Rm 73 (30) Rm 75 (30) Please be considerate of your fellow… Read More »


August 16, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community, I am writing on the verge of the new semester to talk to you about our reopening posture for the fall semester—I hope you'll forgive this rather long missive.  We have, since March 2020, been struggling to balance two objectives on this campus—keeping our community safe and fulfilling our mission to our students and our society.  Two things have changed over the past several months, and our plans for the fall semester incorporate those changes. The first is that we now live in a society in which safe and effective vaccinations exist,… Read More »


August 13, 2021
Vaccinated and Weekly COVID-19 Testing As of August 16, 2021, anyone entering the City College campus (or any other CUNY site) will be required to show proof of full vaccination (defined as 14 days after the receipt of the final dose)* or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than seven days prior to the date the employee enters the campus. Uploading Proof Vaccination Documentation All employees can upload their vaccination documentation into CUNYfirst.  For information on the process, please access the following link:  Vaccination Verification Under Guide for… Read More »


July 26, 2021
OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR Dear Faculty and Staff, I'm writing today with an important announcement — we have decided to move the start date for our return to in-person work back by two weeks, from August 2 to August 16, in response to requests for additional time to prepare to come back to campuses and offices.  The decision to delay our return to campuses and offices grew also from our commitment to the protocols for health and safety walkthroughs that we developed in consultation with labor leadership. As you know, part of the preparation for our return to in-person work and… Read More »


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