• Updated August 22, 2022

  • Entry Requirements for Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors

    Icon: Washing hands

    Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    Icon: Wear a mask

    Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose

    Icon: Cover coughs and sneezes

    Cover coughs & sneezes and immediately wash your hands; stay home if you are not feeling well.

  • Reporting Positive Cases

    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).

    • Employees: EmployeeReportCOVID@lagcc.cuny.edu
    • Students: StudentReportCOVID@lagcc.cuny.edu
    • 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.

    CUNY will begin following CDC’s recently issued guidance that adjusted the recommended quarantine and isolation times for people in close contact with someone who is positive or those who test positive:

    CUNY employees and students who come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should base their approach to quarantine – if it is needed, when to end it, and when to test – depending on whether they are boosted, fully vaccinated and when, or unvaccinated. Please follow CDC’s guidance on quarantine detailed here.

    Employees and students who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for at least 5 days. When to end isolation, test and return to in-person work or class varies depending on whether or not a person develops symptoms or is severely ill. Please follow CDC’s guidance on isolation detailed here.

    For a detailed description on CDC’s guidelines on quarantine and isolation visit here.

    Employees who are able to work remotely during quarantine and isolation should do so.

    Responsibilities of College Coronavirus Designees

    • Notifies the COVID positive individual to isolate and obtains the following relevant information:
      • Name, DOB and other contact info
      • Test Result/type and date of test taken
      • Vaccination status – (fully/ partially/ last date of vaccine and name of vaccine received
      • Last date on campus (follow up on campus cases that are up to 14 days old)
      • Names of those who may have been in close contact with the individual during the last 48 hours of their last date on campus
      • Confirm if individual wore an acceptable face covering while on campus
      • Locations on campus visited/used by the individual during the last 48 hour of their campus visit
    • Notifies “Close Contacts”, to quarantine, monitor symptoms and get tested, as applicable

    • Notifies College leadership and Executive Vice Chancellor
    • Maintains database on COVID-19 cases on campus
    • Facilitates operations with various college offices, CUNY and outside agencies on cleaning, disinfection and mitigation measures
    • Coordinates meeting regarding additional measures required, as per updated information

    • Notifies and consults with the following for additional guidance as per latest requirements:
      • College’s Coronavirus Coordinator
      • NYC DOH
      • CUNY Institutional Affairs
    • Provides details to the Contact Tracing Team
    • Provide location information to Housekeeping for cleaning and disinfection protocols

    • Coronavirus Liaison: x6123
    • Health Services Center: x5280
    • Human Resources: x5075; COVID related x5087/5080
    • Public Safety EMERGENCY Line: x5555
    • Public Safety Non-Emergency: x5558
    • Building Operations (building temperature, lights, leaks, etc.): x5580
    • Housekeeping (spills, cleaning, hand sanitizer dispenser restocking, restroom restocking, etc.): x5550
    • Environmental Health & Safety (safety concerns, mold, dust, chemical, unusual odor, etc.): x5507

    The College’s Emergency Response Guide provides emergency reporting and response procedures for non COVID-19 related emergencies.

    The College maintains logs that include the date, time and scope of cleaning and disinfection. The College has identified a cleaning and disinfection frequency for each facility type and assigned responsibility (details can be found in the reopening plan, Attachment D: Cleaning and Disinfection Plan). All logs are available for review.

    Each building is assigned a supervisor and a group of custodians. Logs, checklists, and other forms of documentation are completed by the building supervisor(s) to track activities such as targeted deep-cleaning, disinfecting tasks, and other related activities. The data is collected daily or as appropriate, reviewed, and analyzed by the Superintendent and department manager. Based on this data, adjustments are made to maintain the Custodial Department’s day-to-day operations efficiently. (see Attachment D: Cleaning and Disinfection Plan for details)

    The College provides employees with acceptable face coverings, and does not prevent employees from wearing their personally owned protective coverings (e.g. surgical masks, N95 respirators, or face shields) as long as they abide by the minimum standards of protection for the specific activity, and OSHA regulations. In addition, gloves and face shields are available.

    Kindly request PPE (masks, face shields or gloves) and Plexi Glass requests via the College’s e-stockroom. Your department has a liaison that is authorized to use the e-stockroom to order copier paper etc. and the same system is being used for PPE orders. If you don’t have a liaison for your area, kindly have your supervisor email Elizabeth Cabral, ecabral@lagcc.cuny.edu and cc’ Evelyn Lowmark, evelynf@lagcc.cuny.edu, authorizing the designated person of choice to use the e-stockroom.

  • CUNY Random Testing Program

    To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the testing program includes periodic screening of a random sampling.

    If you are selected for random testing, once you submit your test, no further action is required. Your test result will typically be available within 48 hours and will be automatically sent to you via email/text. CUNY also offers free PCR testing at CUNY sites for any CUNY student or employee who needs to be tested for any reason. CUNY testing sites are staffed with professionals who facilitate check-in and provide instructions.

    All random testing must be done at a CUNY Testing site. Results from any other facility are not accepted and cannot be uploaded.

    Location and site hours here: CUNY COVID-19 Testing Site Locations

    Additional technical customer support here: safeCircle COVID-19 Testing FAQ for CUNY - Applied DNA Sciences

    CUNY Random Testing Program FAQs

    No. All random testing must be done at a CUNY Testing site. Please click here for the CUNY Testing sites and their hours of operation. No appointments are necessary, walk-ins are accepted

    Yes, the random test pool includes College community members who are already participating in weekly testing. You are required to participate.

    1. If you have not already registered, complete your registration in Cleared4. Ensure your LaGuardia email is listed as primary. You may also opt to receive SMS text notifications to your smartphone.
    2. Complete a PCR test at a CUNY test site within 7 days (no appointment necessary - just walk in)
    3. Your test result will be available within 48 hours and will be sent to you via email/text.
      • If negative, you will retain your Access Pass.
      • If positive, your Access Pass will be removed, and you will be contacted by a Coronavirus Contact Tracing Liaison for guidance.
      • Please note in very rare instances a test result may come back as inconclusive. To ensure accuracy of test results and for the safety of the college community, you will be required to retest.
    • EXEMPTIONS from Random Testing:
      1. If you tested positive within the past 90 days, do not complete the random test.

    You will automatically receive an email with your unique Cleared4 link from no-reply@cleared4work.com

    Click on your link, review your personal information, and approve the testing consent. Ensure your LaGuardia email address is the primary email.

    If you did not receive the Cleared4 email in your LaGuardia inbox, it may have been sent to an email address you no longer use (e.g., an old student or work email address).

    If you cannot locate the Cleared4 email, send a link request to cleared4linkrequest@lagcc.cuny.edu and we will reply with your unique link within 24 hours.

    No, the random testing program is part of the University’s multi-pronged strategy to monitor and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Regardless of their vaccination status, CUNY employees and students accessing CUNY facilities are required to participate in the random testing program. All random testing must be done at a CUNY Testing site.

    Your Access Pass to CUNY facilities, including LaGuardia campus, would be removed. You would need to go to a CUNY Testing Site and get tested with a negative test result at least 48 hours in advance of your return date to reactivate your campus Access Pass.

    If you are working remotely or are away, you can postpone taking the random test. However, your Access Pass will be removed until the testing requirement is satisfied. Please take the test at a CUNY Testing Site at least 48 hours prior to your return to campus.

  • Questions, Comments and Suggestions

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