All students registering for a fully in-person or hybrid class for the 2021 Fall Term and thereafter must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person classes unless you have been granted a religious exception or medical exemption. Requests for religious exceptions or medical exemptions must be submitted via the CUNYfirst Vaccine Verification Form. Students accessing University facilities for reasons other than to attend an on-campus class session will be required to be vaccinated. If they have been granted a religious exception or a medical exemption, they can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 7 days prior to the visit.
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Fall 2021 and thereafter, most CUNY students, staff, and faculty will be fully vaccinated but there will be some who are not and will need to show proof of a negative test. The CDC recommends the removal of safety measures for vaccinated individuals and continues to recommend safety measures for unvaccinated individuals. Detailed Reopening Plan CUNY FAQ for Getting Back to Work Faculty & Staff Vaccine Verification
All individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have any symptoms of Coronavirus should stay home, self-isolate, and immediately notify the College Coronavirus Designees using the applicable email: Please include your full name and contact number. In addition, employees notify their supervisor(s).
All members of the Contact Tracing Team, including the Coronavirus Coordinator, Vice President Shahir Erfan, and the Coronavirus Liaison, Theresia Litvay-Sardou, have access to these email accounts and will be checking them frequently throughout the day, including off hours and weekends. Please note that notifications received between 9pm and 7am may experience a delayed response.
All notifications for individuals who meet the definition of a “Close Contact” will be completed by the College’s Contact Tracing Team, as required by the NYS DOH guidelines. A “Close Contact” is defined as having been within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes in a 24-hour period with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or is suspected to have COVID-19 based on symptoms, starting from 48-hours before illness onset until the time the person was isolated. Regardless of whether the individual is symptomatic or asymptomatic, they must isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or the positive test date. Exceptions included a vaccinated person who receives a negative test result within 3- 5 days after exposure and a person who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days.
Contact Tracing Team:
Coronavirus Coordinator: Shahir Erfan, VP of Finance and Administration
Coronavirus Liaison: Reisy (Theresia) Litvay-Sardou
Important Phone Numbers:
The College’s Emergency Response Guide provides emergency reporting and response procedures for non COVID-19 related emergencies.
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