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September 27, 2023

With the change of COVID-19's status by the US Government, CUNY has changed its policies to reflect the CDC's current guidance. For more information, visit the CDC's website "What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19" or "If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone" for the details of this guidance. So what does this mean for us? Students If you contract COVID-19, do not come to campus. Follow the CDC guidelines regarding "If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone." Notify your instructors and see if they can work with you on any missed assignments. Once you test negative, you may… Read More »


September 21, 2023

Dear CCNY Community, As cold and flu season is upon us, it can be difficult to know whether you are experiencing flu symptoms or COVID symptoms.  In order to help you with this determination, I want to bring your attention to the US Government’s recent announcement of mail-order COVID tests.  Starting September 25th, you can now request free test kits by going to COVID.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests.   Please remember that if you are sick, please stay home to reduce the spread of your illness.  As I stated in my last COVID communication, CUNY and CCNY now follow CDC… Read More »


August 31, 2023

Dear CCNY Community, This is just a reminder that while COVID is no longer considered a pandemic, it is still very much active and can still have serious ramifications for your health and well-being. If you test positive for COVID, please stay home. If you feel well enough to work remotely during your illness, check with your supervisor about working from home. If you are a student, please let your professors know and see if they will work with you to provide you with any missed assignments and/or lecture materials. For those of you who have been exposed to COVID through close… Read More »


May 10, 2023

Dear Campus Community, Starting on May 24th, 2023, we will no longer use the Cleared4 pass to gain entrance to our buildings. On that date and going forward, you will only need your College ID to enter. Please note that your Cleared4 will no longer work starting on the 24th. There is no reason to contact us as this is what you should expect.  If you have the link saved to your phone, it will be safe to remove it on the morning of May 24th. Sincerely, Ken Ihrer Ken Ihrer Vice President of Information Technology Chief Information Officer The City College of New York 160 Convent… Read More »


April 17, 2023

Dear CUNY community, I hope you had a restful spring recess. I'm happy to welcome you back with news of a major milestone in CUNY's three-year battle against COVID-19. In the wake of significant improvements in New York City and State and across the nation, we are ending the emergency vaccination mandate for students, faculty and staff. The change will be effective on the last day of the Spring semester and will allow students to enroll in classes, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, starting with Summer sessions. Our decision to lift the vaccine mandate is… Read More »


March 14, 2023

Dear Faculty and Staff, This is a reminder that we are still taking precautions when it comes to minimizing the spread of COVID-19.  One of the ways that we can accomplish this is through hybrid meetings, as called for in our COVID Safety Plan.  Please hold all of your meetings using remote meeting technology so that those who are concerned about being in a crowded space or that are working remotely due to their schedule or accommodation can attend.  Please keep in mind that some meetings, such as Faculty Senate, fall under the Open Meetings Act and attendance in person is vital… Read More »


January 19, 2023

Dear CCNY Community, Each semester we receive guidance from CUNY on changes to the COVID-19 Safety Plan.  For Spring '23, there is only one area of change to our plan.  Starting February 1st, 2023, visitors to CUNY campuses, including CCNY, are no longer required to show proof of vaccination, register with Cleared4 or show a negative COVID-19 test result.  Visitors may enter our campus by showing an official Identification Card and signing in with the security guard at the entrances to our buildings.  Our plan on the website has been updated to reflect this change and can be… Read More »


January 17, 2023

Beginning February 1, 2023, visitors will no longer be required to use the Cleared4 COVID screening system and will not be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.  To visit the CCNY campus, a visitor must show a state-issued identification card or some other legal form of identification (such as a passport; driver’s license, etc.) and sign in at the entrance with Public Safety. For everyone’s safety, visitors should not come to our campus if they believe they have recently been exposed to COVID-19, currently have COVID-19 or they are experiencing symptoms of… Read More »


August 17, 2022

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… Read More »


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 »


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