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Last updated - January 7, 2021 at 12:30 P.M

Covid-19: Studying and Working at City Tech in the 2020-2021 Academic Year
Guidance for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Protect yourself and our community

I. College Reopening Plan

II. Preventative Measures

  • Wear a mask
  • Keep your distance (six feet)
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Symptoms? Get a test
  • Contacted by Track and Trace? Stay home

III. CUNY Uses Everbridge, a Mobile App, for Wellness Checks and Admission to Campus

  • All members of the City Tech community who come to campus must use Everbridge to conduct a wellness check before entering college facilities
  • See Virtual City Tech for details on building entry and scheduled open hours

IV. How and Where to Get Tested for COVID-19

The COVID-19 diagnostic test is safe, free, and easy. A nasal swab, oral swab or saliva sample may be used. All New Yorkers should get tested now, whether or not you have symptoms or are at increased risk.

Priority testing is available for students, faculty, and staff at the following Brooklyn locations, as well as at other locations around NYC. Testing is free and confidential. It is also available at many independent medical facilities. For additional NYC H&H locations, search

You should bring a student or staff ID.

  • NYC Health + Hospitals, Gotham Health: Cumberland
    100 North Portland Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
    Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Saturday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • NYC Health + Hospitals, Gotham Health: East New York
    2094 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207
    Monday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • NYC Health + Hospitals, Gotham Health: Jonathan Williams
    333 Roebling Street, Brooklyn NY 11211
    Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • NYC Health + Hospitals, Ida G Israel
    2925 West 19th Street, Brooklyn NY 11224
    Monday - Saturday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • NYC Health + Hospitals, Kings County
    451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11203
    Walk-in testing located in C Building.
    Monday - Saturday, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sunday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • NYC Health + Hospitals, Woodhull
    760 Broadway, Brooklyn NY 11206
    Use main entrance. Walk-in testing located in 2C125.
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Most results are returned in about 3-5 days. Your test results are confidential.

Please note that you must have a negative PCR test, not the rapid test, before you can come to campus.

V. What to Do If You Test Positive for COVID-19

Contact Luis Venegas,, Health and Safety Officer and:

  • If you are a student, also contact:
  • If you are a faculty member, also contact:
  • If you are a staff member, also contact:
  • Be prepared to provide the following information:
    • Name of the Positive individual
    • Date of birth of the Positive Individual
    • Contract Information: phone, address, email
    • Date of testing
    • Days and location on campus or other CUNY campuses during the incubation period, if applicable

You will be contacted by one of the individuals listed above to determine who, if anyone, you came into contact with at the college, so that contact tracing can be done. This helps assure that those exposed will be notified so that they test as well and quarantine, to slow the spread of Covid-19 and save lives. The New York City Department of Health will also be notified. Please be assured that your identity will be kept confidential when others are notified of exposure.

VI. What if I tested positive but have not been to campus during the incubation period?

If you are a student, faculty member, or other employee and have tested Positive for COVID-19, you must notify Health and Safety Officer Luis Venegas,, by email, even if you have not been on campus

COVID-19 Exposure Form (provide link)

See also, Protocols for Infectious Disease Notification

VII. Who Is Responsible for Contact Tracing and Notification of individuals exposed on campus (in contact with an infected person for more than 10 minutes, within 6 feet)?

Aries Jones, Coordinator of the Student Wellness Center, is responsible for Contact Tracing if a student reports testing positive for COVID-19.

Sandra Gordon, Executive Director of Faculty/Staff Relations,, is responsible for Contact Tracing if a faculty member reports testing positive for COVID-19.

Victor Humphrey, Director of Human Resources,, is responsible for Contract Tracing if a staff member tests positive for COVID-19.

VIII. How City Tech Will Conduct and Report Contract Tracing?

The college will follow CDC guidance on reporting Contact Tracing.

Luis Venegas, the Safety and Health Officer and Liaison for COVID-19 Response, is responsible for case investigation. He will:

  • Interview clients with COVID-19
  • Monitor clients for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Connect clients to resources to support self-isolation
  • Notify the NYC Department of Health

IX. What to Do If You Test Negative for COVID-19?

If your first COVID test is negative, you should get tested again if you:

  • Are concerned about possible exposure
  • Have spent time in a large crowd
  • Have had exposure to someone with confirmed or possible COVID-19
  • Have symptoms
  • Work in a congregate setting like a nursing home or shelter, or are planning to visit someone at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness.


Management of COVID-19 Response

Miguel Cairol, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Coordinator of COVID-19 Response

Luis Venegas, Safety & Health Officer
Liaison for COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Committee

Pamela Brown, Interim Provost

David Smith, Dean Professional Studies

Justin Vazquez-Poritz, Dean Arts & Sciences

Dorie Clay, Student Services

Vincent Roach, AVP Student Services

Rita Uddin, Chief Information Officer

Maura Smale, Chief Librarian

Mark Hellermann, Chair College Council B&G Committee

Maureen Archer-Festa, Chair Dental Hygiene

Douglas Davis, Chair Communications & Design

Andleeb Zameer, Chair Biology

Robert Polchinski, Chair Environmental Technology