October 05, 2021
Dear Faculty and Students, Procedures for COVID in the Classroom When a student reports to an Instructor or to the CCNY COVID team that they have received a positive COVID test or that they are feeling ill and will not be attending class, the following should take place immediately: Respond back to the student telling them not to come to campus and that the College COVID team will be contacting them. An email should be sent to our nurse, Romy Fabal ( ), with a copy to Richard Belgrave ( ), our COVID Liaison, indicating… Read More »

September 21, 2021
Dear Staff, Based on policy received from CUNY, the following procedures should be followed for reporting actual or potential COVID cases on campus: If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID, you should notify your supervisor immediately and not report to work. Please note that the CUNY policy is for you to take sick leave if you cannot come to work because of illness. You should obtain a rapid PCR test to confirm if you have COVID. You can locate a rapid COVID test site around the city that is by appointment and returns PCR test results in a few hours. The link is here: … Read More »

September 18, 2021
Dear CCNY Community, The University has moved from the Everbridge application’s VaxPass, for proof of vaccination, to a system called Cleared4.  The Cleared4 system has been in use since the beginning of the semester for those unvaccinated individuals in order to schedule testing and to show evidence of a negative COVID test.  The Cleared4 application will now handle both testing and vaccination status for the University and Everbridge will be retired. When you receive an email from Cleared4, it is legitimate and you should follow the instructions for registration. Thank you… Read More »

September 07, 2021
Dear CCNY Community, This is a reminder for students that the Vaccine Mandate, issued by CUNY, is fast approaching, and the last day to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccination is September 23rd. All vaccines must be loaded into CUNY First before September 27th in order to remain registered for your in-person or hybrid courses. Additionally, even students who are not taking an in-person or hybrid course must be vaccinated in order to visit any CUNY Campus. Please note that currently there is an NYC Health and Human Services Mobile Vaccination Clinic on campus now through… Read More »

September 02, 2021
Dear Campus Community,​​  After careful evaluation of the surrounding transportation systems, it is clear that making your way to campus tomorrow (9/3) could be quite the challenge.  In the interest of safety, we have decided to close the campus, this Friday, for all but those individuals who are required during weather-related events (if you are not sure if you are in this category, please contact your supervisor).  Please stay safe and continue your work remotely during this timeframe as this is still a scheduled workday.  All student support… Read More »

September 02, 2021
Dear CCNY Faculty and Staff, The campus will be open tomorrow, September 3rd, 2021 even though classes are closed for the Labor Day break, which runs from 9/3 through 9/8.  Please work according to your agreed-upon schedule. Thank you Ken Ihrer Vice President of Operations Chief Information Officer The City College of New York 160 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031

September 02, 2021
Dear Campus Community, Last night’s storm caused a great deal of flooding on campus. We also lost multiple trees and the campus is in rough shape. The campus is closed to all but those individuals needing to support critical functions. We are asking you to work remotely, teach remotely and learn remotely for today. If you are part of our staff that is required to come in, please take all caution getting to campus and while working on campus. Sincerely, Ken Ihrer VP of Operations and CIO COVID Coordinator The City College of New York

August 27, 2021
Dear Campus Community, I am writing to update you on the state of the CCNY phone system. Back in June, a fire in a Con Edison manhole caused the copper wires to melt that support our phone system. The CCNY Telecommunications team work diligently with Verizon to install an emergency solution that uses antennas to carry our phone signals, instead of the original copper wires.  This was always a temporary measure and work continues on repairing the damaged copper.  In the meantime, our phone system relies on this temporary solution, and because of the technology, some of your calls… Read More »

August 13, 2021
Dear CCNY Community, We will be exercising a demand response action this evening between 7:00PM and 11:00PM.  In order to comply with contractual obligations, we will be de-energizing all escalators and turning off lights in unoccupied areas.  Thank you for your understanding. Regards, Ken Ihrer Vice President of Operations Coronavirus Coordinator The City College of New York

August 12, 2021
Dear CCNY Faculty and Staff, As many of you prepare to come back to campus this upcoming week, I thought I would update you on our safety policies and procedures. MASK MANDATE Starting August 16th, CUNY has implemented an indoor mask mandate for all persons, vaccinated or unvaccinated.  There is one condition where you do not have to wear a mask, as outlined in the Chancellor’s memo but in all other situations, a mask is required.  The exception is as follows: “The only exception to wearing a mask inside is if a fully vaccinated person is in a classroom, dorm room, office, or… Read More »

Subscribe to Chief Operating Officer Blog

Last Updated: 12/16/2020 17:43