Health and Safety
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources
Please note that the rapidly evolving nature of this situation necessitates frequent evaluation and modification of our policies and plans, which are fluid and subject to change at any time. To ensure that you have the most up-to-date guidance, directives and resources, please check back frequently with CUNY.edu/coronavirus.
Everyone can do his or her part to help minimize the potential impact of this emerging public health threat. The CDC notes that it is currently flu season, and recommends getting a flu vaccination; taking everyday preventative actions, such as strict handwashing and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer to help stop the spread of germs; and taking flu antivirals if prescribed. Wearing a mask is not considered necessary.
As always, the University is following the recommendations of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH), in addition to the CDC.
Protocol on Infectious Disease Notification
City Tech students, faculty and staff who exhibit virus symptoms or suspect that they have been exposed to COVID-19 should follow the Protocol on Infectious Disease Notification.
Coronavirus Safety Tips
Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands!
Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Tips for Food Safety during COVID-19
5 Steps to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Staying Physically Active
Ways to be active indoors
Being physically active is helpful for mind and body well-being. If you can't or don't want to go outside, here are some suggestions for being active indoors. Do your best to find time every day to move.
- Even in small spaces, walking is good for you. Consider pacing while on a phone call.
- Try to stand up and move around every 30 minutes or so, especially when you are watching TV or using a computer.
- Take activity breaks. Little amounts of physical activity, like cleaning, gardening, dancing, and cooking add up.
- Join a free online exercise class on YouTube. Cardio, yoga, strength training—the options are endless!
- Maintaining physical distance does not mean social distance—work out virtually with your friends. Plan to tune into the same exercise video or create a workout plan together over video chat.
- Stretch. Gentle movement, like yoga, can help your body relax and rejuvenate. Sync movement with deep breathing.
Look After Your Mental Health
Here are some tips to help you stay active. Learn more about your mental health.
- Do your best to find time every day to move. Even a small amount of time each day is good for your health.
- Find the type of movement that works best for you. Physical activity, such as walking or biking, can be done by people of all ages and abilities. Find the type of exercise that works best for you.
- You can move safely outdoors in a number of ways.
- Even if you are restricted to your home or yard, there are ways to exercise and maintain physical activity.