Coronavirus Update

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CUNY Vaccination Requirements

All CUNY students who do not have an approved medical exemption or religious exception are required to be fully vaccinated to attend an in-person or hybrid class. Booster shots are encouraged, but not required.

Instructions to upload your vaccination documentation are available here.

  • If a prior CUNY college approved your vaccination documents in CUNYfirst, you do not need to submit them again.
  • Medical and religious exemptions can be requested via the Vaccination Verification portal in CUNYFirst. The deadline to submit documents for the Spring 2023 semester is December 16, 2022.

Continue to stay updated on our COVID-19 guidelines by visiting the CUNY website or the Student Vaccination Mandate FAQs.

Vaccination Sites on CUNY Campuses

CUNY currently hosts three City-run vaccination sites on the following CUNY campuses: City College, Lehman College, and Queensborough Community College. While these sites originally provided us with weekly vaccine allotments for faculty and staff, the City has now agreed to expand the allotments at the sites to include CUNY students as well as neighboring CUNY campuses. CUNY is working out the details of this expansion and how best to provide access to students and other campuses.

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As of April 23, all City-run COVID-19 vaccination sites, including those on the aforementioned CUNY campuses, are now open to walk-in appointments.

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New York State has also begun allowing walk-in vaccinations to anyone older than 60 at 16 of its vaccination sites, including five in New York City.

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CUNY SPS Counseling Services

During this extraordinarily challenging time, students who feel that they may need some assistance can contact CUNY SPS Counseling Services at counseling@sps.cuny.edu. Likewise, resources for tax-levy faculty and staff are available through the Employee Assistance Program, Deer Oaks, at the Deer Oaks website using “cuny” (all lowercase) as your username and password. Research Foundation staff can contact a similar program, Health Advocate, at 866-799-2728.

Many people are struggling with the emotional demands of coping with COVID-19. If you would like support for this, there are several resources available to you.

Reporting Illness

Members of the faculty, tax-levy staff, or Research Foundation staff who may need to report contact with the Coronavirus should contact K. Maynard, director of human resources, at kristin.maynard@cuny.edu or (646) 664-8680 directly.

Students who report contact with the Coronavirus should be referred to Washington Hernandez at washington.hernandez@cuny.edu.

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Statement of Non-Discrimination

Statement of non-discrimination in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat:
CUNY SPS reaffirms our commitment to diversity and reminds our campus community that we promote and support a culture of civility, respect, and inclusion.  As we respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, it is essential that we remain supportive of all members of our campus community during these challenging times.
 
Discriminatory behavior based on misinformation, assumptions, and prejudice against persons of a specific race or ethnicity will not be tolerated, and any member of the campus community who believes that they are being treated in a discriminatory manner is encouraged to contact the Chief Diversity Officer at (646) 618-0129 or sahana.gupta@cuny.edu​.