COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Spring 2022 Classes
With full FDA approval announced on 8/23/21, the below deadlines are your final opportunity to make sure that you #VaxUpCUNY, stay safe and do not put yourself at academic or financial risk.
Unvaccinated students now have until January 18 to be fully vaccinated and upload their vaccination documentation to CUNYfirst so their documents can be checked and approved by January 28th Students taking in-person or hybrid classes who fail to follow the vaccine mandate per CUNY policy will be subject to potential academic withdrawal that could also impact their financial aid and might not be eligible for refunds for the course.
Students who have not yet uploaded proof of vaccination into CUNYfirst have until January 18 to attend in-person classes. To meet this deadline, students must receive the vaccines by these dates:
- Moderna: first dose by December 17
- Pfizer: first dose by December 24
- Johnson & Johnson: single dose by January 14
As of December 6, 2021, CCNY has discontinued the use of the V-22 sticker and the Excelsior Pass for campus access. This means you will need to know how to access your Cleared4 pass. It is best that you practice this before you come to campus. Please remember that each person has a "personal" link to Cleared4. If you do not know your link or cannot locate it, please send an email to email@example.com and we will be able to assist you.
Covid-19 Protocol on Face Coverings
As of August 16, 2021, every person who visits The City College College campus must:
1. 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). When classes begin, students who are not vaccinated will be further required to maintain social distancing between themselves and all others in a classroom.
2. Have submitted proof of vaccination in CUNYfirst or proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered at one of 20 CUNY testing sites across the five boroughs.
How to Submit Proof of Vaccine or Covid Test
Students taking in-person classes this semester must be vaccinated and submit proof of their vaccination to CUNYfirst. Students may access campus by submitting proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been administered within the past seven days at a CUNY testing site. However, if you test positive, you cannot access campus. Visit our FAQ for more. If you are fully vaccinated, do not wait to submit proof of your vaccination in CUNYfirst.
***PROVIDE PROOF OF VACCINATION via CUNYfirst
WATCH: How to Submit Proof of Vaccination in CUNYfirst
***PROVIDE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE COVID TEST that has been administered within the past seven days at a CUNY testing site. The sites and the testing are administered by third-party vendor Cleared4
Religious and Medical Exemptions
What are acceptable reasons for requesting an exception or a medical exemption?
Enrolled students may request an exemption from the requirement that they submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination for medical or religious reasons. Students requesting an exemption for medical reasons will be required to submit a statement from a doctor or advanced practice nurse explaining the medical reason for this and the period for which the exemption is being requested. Students requesting an exception for religious reasons will be required to submit a written statement, signed by the student (or signed by a parent or legal guardian if the student is a minor) explaining how immunization conflicts with the student’s religious beliefs. Sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance includes any traditionally recognized religion as well as beliefs, observances, or practices, which an individual sincerely holds and which occupy in their life a place of importance parallel to that of traditionally recognized religions.
Medical exemptions and religious exceptions can be requested via the Vaccination Verification portal in CUNYFirst. Students requesting medical exemptions will also have to submit additional documentation signed by a healthcare provider. The filled form can then be uploaded into the CUNYFirst Vaccination Verification portal. Your request will be evaluated by your campus
The COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Exemption Request form is available in the portal or following link. The filled form can then be uploaded into the CUNYFirst Vaccination Verification portal. Your request will be evaluated by your campus Location Vaccine Authority Liaison. Medical exemptions and religious exceptions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis; they are not automatically granted.
MMR/Meningitis Vaccine Requirement for Spring 2022
The MMR/MEN negative service indicator will be reinstated beginning January 3, 2022. For all students taking any in-person or hybrid classes, immunization requirements will be enforced. Students registering for SPRING 2022 classes are required to provide Immunization forms in anticipation of resuming in-person classes in future
Immunization documents for MMR and Meningitis for Spring and Summer 2022 semesters are being accepted through email at firstname.lastname@example.org at this time.
The CCNY Immunization Record form is available at https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/Immunization%20Record.pdf
Additional COVID-19 Resources
COVID Vaccine Information
COVID-19 HEALTH TIPS
Students that may be experiencing symptoms related to the coronavirus are encouraged to contact their medical provider, or contact 311 for further instructions:
For more information, please visit:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
New York City Health
Student Health Services Provided
Student Health Services (SHS) is committed to delivering quality care. Clinical services provided by Registered Nurses are free and confidential to all currently enrolled CCNY students. Limited medical services include:
- Immunizations - MMR, Hepatitis B, Tdap (Tetanus), Influenza (Seasonal)
- PPD/Tuberculine testing
- Health Education
- First Aid
Student Health Services also facilitates health promotion and disease prevention with:
- Free on-site HIV Testing by community based organizations (Spring semester dates TBD)
- Health Insurance Navigators Resources for health insurance enrollment
- Continuity of care with referrals to community based organizations
Health and Wellness Services is committed to continue helping students during this time with questions and concerns regarding health issues, health insurance enrollment, immunization requirements, counseling and gender resources, referrals, etc.
For help finding a NYS vaccination site, please visit https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
If you need to speak to a nurse, please contact us at 212.650.8222, or email us at email@example.com
The Health and Wellness Office is now open Mondays-Fridays 9am-5pm.
Student Health Services is a part of Health and Wellness Services in the Division of Student Affairs.
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