Coronavirus Important Information

Semester Guidance

Read Chancellor’s Message Regarding Updated Spring 2022 Guidance>>>

All students attending in-person or hybrid classes or accessing college facilities for any reason must now be fully vaccinated and have uploaded proof of vaccination through CUNYfirst unless granted a religious or medical exemption by CUNY.

Booster Mandate and Deadlines

If you are eligible for the booster on January 28: You must upload proof of receiving the additional shot to CUNYfirst no later than March 1. This deadline applies even if your college’s spring semester begins in March.

If you become eligible after January 28, but before the end of the semester: You will have 30 days after you become eligible to get the booster and upload proof to CUNYfirst.

You will become eligible for the booster:

  • five months after the second shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine
  • two months after the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Guidance on how to upload your booster information can be found here

Learn more about CUNY’s vaccination policy

Vaccine Mandate for Faculty and Non-Teaching Instructional Staff

All full- and part-time faculty, non-teaching instructional staff (which includes NTAs, CLTs and those in the HEO series) and ECPs are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must upload proof of vaccination into CUNYfirst
. At this time, CUNY defines fully vaccinated as the two shots of Moderna or Pfizer, or the single shot of Johnson & Johnson, without boosters.​
As of Friday, April 29, 2022, employees covered by the mandate may go to CUNYfirst to request a medical exemption or religious exception to the mandate. The deadline for submitting such requests is May 18, 2022. The compliance date for uploading proof of vaccination into CUNYfirst remains May 27, 2022. Read more.

CUNY Random Testing Program

A selected group of students and employees will receive notice via an email from no-reply@cleared4work.org for mandatory testing, which can be done at any CUNY COVID Testing Site; no appointment necessary. Testing must be completed within 7 days of receiving the email. Campus access will be denied if you fail to comply with the testing mandate.

Reporting Exposure to COVID-19

Individuals needing to report their exposure to the virus may contact the coronavirus campus liaison . If you feel sick, please contact a healthcare provider. If you don’t have a health care provider, please call 311. Hospital staff cannot ask you about your immigration status or deny you care based on your ability to pay.  

Please check this page as well as your QC email daily for updates and further instructions.

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Office Information

Contact the Ad Hoc Working Group on Reopening

Meghan Moore-Wilk
Chief of Staff
Meghan.Moorewilk@qc.cuny.edu
(718) 997-5559

William Graffeo – Coronavirus Campus Coordinator
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
William.Graffeo@qc.cuny.edu
(718) 997-2881

Parmanand Panday — Coronavirus Campus Laison
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Parmanand.Panday@qc.cuny.edu
(718) 997-4171

Zeco Krcic
Assistant Vice President
Facilities Planning & Operations
Zeco.Krcic@qc.cuny.edu
(718) 997-2803

Anastasia Koutsidis
Director of Public Safety & Security
Anastasia.Koutsidis@qc.cuny.edu
(718) 997-4446

You can also reach out with questions or concerns to: ReturntoQC2021@qc.cuny.edu ​

It’s free even if you don’t have health insurance.

New York residents ages 16 and older are now eligible, regardless of citizenship status, health coverage, and employment. No appointment necessary – all sites in New York City are now walk-in.