COVID-19

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 »


July 08, 2021
This memo follows and provides further clarification to Human Resources' (HR) May 13, 2021 communication, regarding CUNY's Flexible Work Guidelines and Remote Work Agreement. As per the Chancellor's May 13, 2021 letter, August 2, 2021 is the date that employees (with the exception of faculty, who are on annual leave in July and August 2021) are expected to return to in-person work, if they have not already done so in some capacity.  Specifically, as of August 2nd, full-time remote work options will no longer be permitted, as employees will be expected to have an on-site presence… Read More »


July 08, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community, I'm writing to, once again, invite you to a Faculty and Staff Town Hall via Zoom on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 12:30 p.m., focused primarily on campus safety/re-population/and vaccine information ahead of the August 2nd date when many people will begin to return to campus after the last 16 months.  I know that there will be many questions about the campus that you will return to and I look forward to not only welcoming everyone back, but to answering (along with the Senior Team) questions or concerns you have before August. As always… Read More »


May 27, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community, I'm writing to invite you to a campus-wide Town Hall via Zoom on Tuesday, June 8th at 12:30 p.m., focused primarily on campus safety/reopening/and vaccine information.     As many of you may know, the City College campus is expected to reopen more fully in the fall, beginning officially on August 2nd. Before that gets underway, I'd like to take time to describe the work we’ve done to make the campus safer, the resources we have to help, and the information we have on how the vaccine works, why it makes sense to get vaccinated, and… Read More »


April 09, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community, I'm writing to invite you to join me on Tuesday, April 20th at 12:30 p.m. for a campus-wide Town Hall via Zoom. Given the rapid changes that have confronted our community, I'd like to take this opportunity to discuss what we've been doing and the steps we're taking to address a variety of issues, including the safe return of our students and colleagues who have primarily been remote this past year, updates on the state budget and to hear from you on areas of concern or successes you'd like to share.  Here are the details for the Zoom… Read More »


March 17, 2021
Dear Campus Community, Almost a full year ago, as the reality of the pandemic was settling around us, sections of our society lashed out at people of Asian descent.   These attacks, odious under any circumstances, were particularly so at a time when we so badly needed the understanding, compassion and support of one another.  Today, when hope for a more normal future seems every day closer at hand, it strikes me as all the more baffling that these attacks have resurfaced with more prominence.   We know, of course, that this never truly went away and that my earlier statement… Read More »


March 02, 2021
I write to update you on the work we are doing to prepare for the Fall semester. As you know, there is considerable uncertainty around the pandemic status come September. Vaccinations are accelerating, a third vaccine has just been approved, and the infection rate in New York City is slowly dropping. We are optimistic that we will be in a much better place at the start of the Fall semester than we are now. But this is optimism, optimism amid considerable uncertainty. As we plan for the Fall semester, we are taking into account both our optimism that conditions will allow… Read More »


February 09, 2021
Dear Faculty & Staff,  The Office of Human Resources would like to provide you the following updates regarding COVID-19 priority testing and vaccination. Priority Testing Priority testing is available for CUNY faculty, staff and students who: Currently reside in a CUNY dorm; or Regularly work on a CUNY campus; or Attend or teach in-person or hybrid classes including those at clinical sites off-campus. For a list of participating testing sites, visit the City's Priority Testing for School-Based Staff and Students page. Faculty and staff who are working on-site can… Read More »


February 08, 2021
Dear Campus Community, With the new semester underway, and still a fair amount of uncertainty about where we stand, what this semester will hold and what's in the future for City College, I am making time to meet with the campus community for a Town Hall on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 12:30 PM. Here is the ZOOM access information: To Join Webinar:  https://ccny.zoom.us/j/86110586290 Webinar ID: 861 1058 6290  Or iPhone one-tap:  US: +16465588656,,86110586290# or +13017158592,,86110586290# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location… Read More »


January 22, 2021
This follows the NYS Employee Travel Advisory Notice issued on July 29, 2021. As the incidence of COVID-19 continues to increase across the United States and other countries, we would like to remind you about CUNY’s Travel Advisory and some of the measures implemented to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of our city and campus communities.  Please see below. Travelers to New York from international destinations and non-contiguous states are required to self-quarantine for 14-days from the date they arrive to New York. The contiguous states… Read More »


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