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Please review the previously posted archive messages shared as part of our reopening plan.  Some and/or all of these updates and messages may be in effect.  Please continue to monitor your CCNY emails along with any CUNY alerts and/or CUNY messages that you receive. 

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 »


May 19, 2022
All CCNY/CUNY campus visitors, whether accessing indoor or outdoor spaces, must provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test performed by an accredited lab no more than 7 days prior to the visit.  Vaccination proof may be shown through a CDC or an international equivalent vaccination card, the New York Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe or CUNY Cleared-4.  Access through a negative test result requires the test result email or printout from the licensed test provider or through NYC COVID Safe. Outdoor Commencement Ceremonies Unvaccinated individuals are… Read More »


April 05, 2022
Dear CCNY Community, I wanted to let you know about the updated schedule during Spring Break, as it relates to the safeCircle Covid-19 Testing Center at City College. The Testing Center will be closed from Friday, April 15 - 18 and will open back up on Tuesday, April 19 for the duration of Spring Break. If you are working during Spring Break and require testing to be on campus, please make sure you take into account the shortened testing schedule.  Sincerely, Ken Ihrer Vice President of Operations Chief Information Officer The City College of New York 160 Convent Avenue New… Read More »


March 24, 2022
Dear Colleagues, I write to inform you that the Notification of Intent/Petition to Travel form for domestic travel is no longer required by CUNY.  International travel petitions remain in place; a streamlined Petition to Travel form for international travel has recently been updated (v. 3/14/22). For international travel, a completed and signed Petition to Travel form, a screenshot of vaccination in CUNYfirst (or RF portal), and a Release form are required and should be sent to Teresa Scala at  tscala@ccny.cuny.edu  for processing. (Unvaccinated travelers’ petitions will be… Read More »


March 17, 2022
Dear CUNY employee, I am writing with an update on the deadline for the faculty vaccination mandate, which I announced last month.  CUNY and the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY (PSC) have agreed to revise the date by which all full- and part-time faculty and non-teaching instructional staff (which includes among others NTAs, CLTs  and those in the HEO-title series) will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to upload proof of vaccination into CUNYFirst.  The deadline has been changed from April 1 to May 27, 2022. The May 27 date applies to ECPs, as well. We… Read More »


March 09, 2022
This memo briefly reviews some of the important University protocols related to: Mask Mandate Lifted Campus Access CUNY Expanding Availability of COVID Testing at CUNY Sites COVID Testing – Random COVID Testing – Weekly COVID Vaccinations Mask Mandate Lifted As specified by Chancellor Matos in his March 4, 2022 communication to the University community, effective March 7, 2022, CUNY has lifted the mask mandate that required all University employees, contractors and visitors to wear masks when inside office buildings, including non-enclosed spaces (i.e., cubicle or… Read More »


March 07, 2022
Dear CCNY Community, As many of you are aware, CUNY has lifted the temporary mask mandate for all campuses. What does this mean for us? It means that you can now go throughout campus, both indoors and outdoors, without wearing a mask if you so choose. Those who are unvaccinated are still encouraged to wear a mask. I realize that for some of you, this is a concern and one that you are not comfortable with. For those of you who are concerned, the best way to make sure you have enhanced protection under these circumstances—apart from making sure your vaccination is up to date-- is… 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 »


February 25, 2022
CUNY Quarantine guidelines following exposure to COVID-19. When to stay home. If you were exposed, quarantine and stay away from others when you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Calculating Quarantine: The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has had COVID-19. Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days. For those who have: Completed the primary series of Pfizer vaccine over 5 months ago or Moderna vaccine over 5months ago… Read More »


February 15, 2022
Dear CUNY employee, The below clarifies an email you received yesterday that had incorrect information. We thank Professional Staff Congress President James Davis for bringing the matter to our attention. As I recently shared, the CUNY Board of Trustees voted on January 31 to authorize a vaccine mandate for faculty, non-teaching instructional staff and employees in the Executive Compensation Plan in compliance with a public policy directive issued by Governor Hochul.  To comply with the Board’s mandate, all full- and part-time faculty, non-teaching instructional staff (which… Read More »


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