COVID-19

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 »


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 »


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