70% In-Person Employee Density Level Extended to 12/31/22 & Refresher On Some Pertinent COVID Guidelines

As specified by the Chancellor in his August 11, 2022 memo, “70% In-person Work”, CUNY will continue to require employees to work a minimum of 70% of their work schedule in-person.  The 70% in-person work requirement is only extended until December 31, 2022.

Similar to the guidance provided for the Spring 2022 semester, employees will be expected to work on campus 7 out of 10 days during a two-week work cycle.  For example, employees can be required to work in-person 4 days and 1 day remote in one week and in the following week 3 days in-person and 2 days remote.

As a reminder managers/department heads have the discretion, based on business needs, to require their employees to report to work in person at a higher rate than the minimum of 70% set
by the University

Supervisors and employees should continue to document hybrid work arrangements utilizing CUNY’s remote work form.  CUNY extended the use of the current remote work form until December 31, 2022.  More information about hybrid work can be found at CUNY Flexible Work Guidelines.

Employees can still request reasonable accommodations and, as feasible, general accommodation requests will be considered.

Also, with the advent of the Fall 2022 semester, please be reminded about the protocols related to the following:

  • Quarantine
  • Campus Access
  • COVID PCR Testing at CUNY Sites
  • Random COVID Testing
  • Weekly COVID Testing
  • COVID Vaccinations


An employee, visitor, etc., who had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID but is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and booster (if eligible) or an employee, etc. who tested positive for COVID-19 within an applicable 90-day period does not need to quarantine provided that they are not exhibiting COVID/Flu like symptoms.  However, these employees, etc. will be required to wear a mask for 10 days after the date of their last close contact and get COVID tested at least 5 days after the date of their last close contact.

An employee, visitor, etc. who tests positive for COVID must quarantine from the campus and all CUNY sites for at least five (5) days.  On day six (6), the employee, etc. should take a COVID Antigen test.  If the COVID Antigen test is negative and the employee is not experiencing fever and/or other serious symptoms, then they may be cleared for campus access.  Seriously ill employees may be required to quarantine for at least 10 days and obtain medical clearance before campus access is granted.

Campus Access

Employees and visitors to the campus are required to utilize the Cleared4 CUNY Access Pass to gain entry to College Facilities.

All employees must be registered with CUNY’s Cleared4 system.  Once registered, employees can access or print their CUNY Access Pass by entering their personalized link into any web browser and selecting “Show Access Pass”.  Employees can also display their CUNY Access Pass on their mobile phone or other smart device.

Employees who require assistance with registering for the Cleared4 CUNY Access Pass are asked to email their inquiries to  covidtesting@ccny.cuny.edu .

COVID PCR Testing at CUNY Sites

Free COVID PCR testing is still available to employees at any of CUNY’s testing centers.  For your convenience, the location and hours of the City College test site are provided below:

City College’s COVID-19 testing site is in the Faculty Dining Room located in the North Academic Center (NAC) Building.  The entrance is on 138th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

The current hours of operation for CCNY’s testing site are as follows:

  • Monday                 2pm-5pm
  • Tuesday                2pm-5pm
  • Wednesday           9am-12pm
  • Thursday               9am-12pm
  • Friday                    Closed
  • Saturday                Closed

Random COVID Testing

The random COVID testing program (see here)  will continue and all employees are required to participate.  If you are selected for a random COVID testing, you will receive an email from no-reply@cleared4work.com with instructions on how to proceed.  Random testing applies to all employees – vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Weekly COVID Testing

Employees who have not submitted proof of vaccination in CUNYfirst are required to participate in CUNY’s Weekly COVID Testing Program at one of CUNY’s designated testing sites.

Employees subject to weekly testing are required to register with CUNY’s testing vendor, ADCL (Applied DNA Clinical Labs);

Employees who have questions or need help registering for weekly testing are advised to contact ADCL’s support deskhttps://adclops.freshdesk.com/support/home or send an email to  covidtesting@ccny.cuny.edu .

Test results from CUNY’s testing sites are sent directly to the employee’s email address within 24 hours to 48 hours.

Test results will not be accepted from a non-CUNY testing site.

Employees who test positive for COVID-19 will be subject to the College’s contact tracing protocol.

COVID Vaccinations

Effective April 1, 2022, all full and part-time faculty, non-teaching instructional staff (which includes, among others, Non-Teaching Adjuncts, College Lab Technicians and those in the HEO series) and ECPs are required to be fully vaccinated.  Employees in these titles are required to have their proof of vaccination uploaded into CUNYfirst.

Exceptions to the vaccination mandate have only been made for employees who have a vaccination exemption or are employed in a title in which there is no current vaccination mandate.  In any of these cases, the non-vaccinated employee is required to participate in CUNY’s Weekly Testing Program.

Should you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at  humanresources@ccny.cuny.edu .

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