CUNY

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 »


December 13, 2022
Dear CUNY Community, In light of the current resurgence of COVID-19 in New York City, I’m writing to remind you of steps we can all take to safeguard our health and that of our community, families and friends.  The New York City Health Department has reported that COVID-19 rates have risen significantly in New York City since Thanksgiving, in conjunction with the increased spread of the flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). As a result, the agency’s strong recommendation is to wear masks at all times indoors and in crowded outdoor settings, even if you are fully vaccinated… 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 »


August 04, 2022
Dear CUNY Community: In light of Governor Hochul’s declaration last week of a State of Disaster Emergency in response to the current outbreak of monkeypox, I want you to know that CUNY is closely monitoring the status of the virus in New York and working with state and city health officials to keep our community informed and protected.  Monkeypox is a viral infection that causes flu-like symptoms and rashes. It can vary in severity but, thankfully, it is only rarely life-threatening. The virus spreads mainly through close, physical contact with someone who is infected. Data… 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 »


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 »


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