Updates and Reminders!

Updates & Reminders as of 9/15/2021

STUDENT UPDATE: The 45-day window for students to be vaccinated is coming to a close on September 27.  Please take action to upload your proof of vaccination to CUNYFirst today.  Not doing so could result in you being dropped from classes.  LEARN MORE BELOW! 

Any person entering a CCNY/CUNY facility, PLEASE NOTE, you MUST BE vaccinated.  Please read the updated safety policies and procedures.

The deadline for faculty and staff to provide proof of vaccination has passed.  Any faculty and staff who have NOT provided proof are now mandated to get COVID tested WEEKLY. Read more below in sections for "Faculty" and "Staff".

Campus Access: CCNY Shuttle service has resumed!  Learn more. 

For all other past and/or archived COVID-19 return to campus messages and updates, please visit the categories below and our Ready to Return COVID-19 Blog. 

Read Our Full Reopening Plan (7/15/2021)
 

Students

 REMINDER: ALL PERSONS, even students  taking classes remotely, must be fully vaccinated to be on campus! 

 

UPDATE (8/23/2021) -

NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: FDA Approval – Guidance for CUNY Students

The FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine on August 23, 2021, triggering a 45-day final deadline for CUNY students to be fully vaccinated and their vaccination documentation uploaded and approved in CUNYfirst. Students now have until September 27 to upload proof of vaccination into CUNYfirst.

To meet the 45-day deadline, students must get the first Moderna shot by August 26, the first Pfizer shot by September 2, and the single Johnson & Johnson shot by September 23.

Because Colleges need 10 days to verify and approve the vaccination documents after students upload them, the documents must be uploaded by September 27 at the latest. Students taking in-person or hybrid classes who fail to upload their proof of vaccination by September 27 (so the documents can be approved and verified by October 7, the 45-days mark) will be subject to potential academic withdrawal that could also impact their financial aid and make them ineligible for refunds for the courses.

Until October 7, students attending in-person classes need to be fully vaccinated and have their vaccination documentation uploaded and approved, or they have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past seven days at a CUNY testing site.

For all health & safety guidance, visit cuny.edu/coronavirus.

 

View archived/previous messages related to STUDENTS.

Faculty

UPDATE (8/13/2021) -  Any person entering a CCNY/CUNY facility, PLEASE NOTE, you MUST BE vaccinated.  Please read the updated safety policies and procedures.

Faculty and Staff who are returning to campus next week, please read the additional updated issued 8/12/2021- A message from VP Operations


The deadline for faculty and staff to provide proof of vaccination has passed.  Any faculty and staff who have NOT provided proof are now mandated to get COVID tested WEEKLY.  CCNY is now a CUNY/CCNY faculty and staff testing location, along with 19 other site locations.  This service and testing location is not open to the public.  For a full list of site locations please see the CUNY provided list of locations.   Hours for the CCNY testing location are as follows: 

Mondays and Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm

Wednesday - Friday 9am - 12noon

View archived/previous messages related to FACULTY along with APPROVED RESOURCES for mask and open/closed room or classroom signage

Staff

UPDATE (8/13/2021)Any person entering a CCNY/CUNY facility, PLEASE NOTE, you MUST BE vaccinated.  Please read the updated safety policies and procedures.

Faculty and Staff who are returning to campus next week, please read the additional update issued 8/12/2021 - A Message from VP Operations


The deadline for faculty and staff to provide proof of vaccination has passed.  Any faculty and staff who have NOT provided proof are now mandated to get COVID tested WEEKLY.  CCNY is now a CUNY/CCNY faculty and staff testing location, along with 19 other site locations.  This service and testing location is not open to the public.  For a full list of site locations please see the CUNY provided list of locations.   Hours for the CCNY testing location are as follows: 

Mondays and Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm

Wednesday - Friday 9am - 12noon

View archived/previous messages related to STAFF along with APPROVED RESOURCES for mask and building or room open/closed signage.

Classroom and Study Space Status

Please review the recent update related to classroom and study space access and status across campus. 

Buildings and COVID-19 Status

NOTICE (8/4/2021):  Learn more about CCNY building airflow and COVID precautions. 

This Daily COVID Update is for the CCNY Community

These notices are generally separated into three parts as follows:

  • The first part will include a spreadsheet showing the status of building closures.  For buildings that are shown as “Closed”, there is no need for cleaners to enter the building.  Engineers will do reduced rounds, perhaps once or twice per week.  Please make sure that you read the comment section of the sheet whereas it may contain information relevant for the entering or status of the building.  Also, given the times that we are in, I believe that it is also important to take note of the fact that while some building closures may have been prompted by COVID-19 incidents and others by the institutional decision to downsize the infrastructure needing to be maintained, all closed buildings are safe to enter but entrance is by approval only.  For clarity, the genesis for the building closures have also been added to the below spreadsheet.  Updates for the past 24-hours are shown in red .
  • The second part of this email will include information concerning any new COVID-19 reports that may be significant for the CCNY campus within the past 24-hours;
  • The third section of the email will include a variety of information that may include information such as but not limited to: updates on cleaning products, suggested means and methods for completing cleaning tasks, campus updates and personnel notices.

Full Building Closure Report (updated daily)

 

Many buildings will continue to remain closed to the general public, and may have limited and/or varied open status as we continue to manage the pandemic.  Safety is our top priority.  Please continue to monitor this list for information related to open and active building status for the campus.  

For those needing to access the campus due to the inability to conduct primary tasks at a distance, please following the Access to Campus instructions below.  For a more detailed description of the process, please read the full Access to Campus Protocol.  

COVID-19 Exposure Update

The college has received notification of a staff member testing positive for COVID-19 on 12/11. Light symptoms started on Monday, 12/7. The last time the staff member was on campus was 12/3, According to DOH guidelines a person can be contagious two days prior to symptoms, which would place the contagious date at 12/5, when the staff member was no longer on campus.

VIEW OUR IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR THE CCNY CAMPUS COMMUNITY.

NOTICE (8/4/2021):  Learn more about CCNY building airflow and COVID precautions. 

Access to Campus

CCNY SHUTTLE SERVICE HAS RESUMED!

Shuttle buses will run from 7:00am – 9:15pm, Monday through Friday. NOTE: All passengers are mandated to wear a mask at all times and must show ID to ride the shuttle.  

The shuttle buses typically do continuous loops running north and south stopping at the following locations:

       Marshak building at Convent Avenue
       145th street and St. Nicholas Avenue
       NAC building at Convent Avenue
       124th -125th street  and St. Nicholas Avenue
       135th street and Convent Avenue (northbound stop only)

Learn more about the CCNY Shuttle, routes, and requirements. 

USE OF VAXPASS to ACCESS CAMPUS (EMPLOYEES): 
Employees who complete the vaccination verification process will be able to access the College’s campus with the assistance of a new feature of the Everbridge App called VaxPass.
As of the August 16, 2021, the Everbridge App’s CUNY Daily Symptom Tracker will be deactivated and replaced by the VaxPass.  Fully vaccinated employees, whose uploaded vaccination information in CUNYfirst was approved by HR, will see a green token in the Everbridge App’s VaxPass system, which affirms their vaccinated status.  These employees will also receive an email via their College email.  The current end date indicated on the green token will be December 31, 2021.  CUNY has advised that prior to December 31st, they will issue guidance on the status of the green token end date.
To begin accessing the VaxPass system, please restart your Everbridge App.  For additional information on accessing and utilizing the VaxPass, please follow the link provided here.

 

UPDATE (8/10/2021) -  The deadline for faculty and staff to provide proof of vaccination has passed.  Any faculty and staff who have NOT provided proof are now mandated to get COVID tested WEEKLY.  CCNY is now a CUNY/CCNY faculty and staff testing location, along with 19 other site locations.  This service and testing location is not open to the public.  For a full list of site locations please see the CUNY provided list of locations.   Hours for the CCNY testing location are as follows: 

 

PERSONS ON CAMPUS UPDATE (8/4/2021) -  STUDENT VACCINATION & VERIFICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINES.  Learn more about the CUNY/CCNY Covid vaccination student requirements.  

View archived/previous messages related to ACCESS TO CAMPUS. 

Visitors

UPDATE (8/24/2021) - Any/All visitors on campus must: Wear a face mask inside all CUNY campuses and office buildings. This includes while working in a non-enclosed space such as a cubicle or other open seating, regardless of physical distance from others. Wear a mask outdoors on campus when unable to maintain physical distance from others.

The only exceptions to wearing a mask inside are:

If a fully vaccinated person is alone in an enclosed space such as an office, conference room, or dorm room.

In a classroom, if a vaccinated professor is teaching a class and is able to keep social distance from everyone else in the class, he or she may choose not to wear a mask.

Briefly while eating or drinking, provided social distancing is maintained

Anyone who is not fully vaccinated must wear a mask indoors and outdoors at all times while on campus, including in enclosed spaces, except briefly when eating or drinking (in which case they must maintain strict social distancing from other individuals). 

Any person entering a CCNY/CUNY facility, PLEASE NOTE, you MUST BE vaccinated.  Please read the updated safety policies and procedures for additional details.

View archived/previous messages related to VISITORS.

 

 

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