- City Tech Reopening Plan
- A. Reopening Dental Hygiene Floor
- B. Re-opening Vision Care Technology Floor
- C. Movement and Social Distancing
- D. Re-opening Radiologic Technology Floor
- E. Approved Screeners
- F. BUILDING-BY-BUILDING RE-OCCUPANCY
- G. Children's Center Reopening Plan
- H. Resuming On-Site Library Services
- I. Resuming Bio-Sci Research
- J. Reopening Student Services
- K. Student Conduct Protocol
- What to do before coming on Campus
COVID-19 and Reopening Plans
To protect the health and well-being of our community the College continues to revise the Reopening Plan and put in place necessary protocols to address issues arising from COVID-19. The following are some guidance for faculty, staff and students.
The mission of the Reopening Plan is to establish a framework in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan will address safety protocols, routine activities and improvements necessary to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 spread at College premises. Learn More.
All members of the CUNY community (students, faculty, staff, and visitors) who will be coming to a campus or CUNY location are required to complete the Everbridge Symptom Checker self-screening in order to be allowed entry into any CUNY campus or building. You must complete the health screening questionnaire on any day you plan to come to a CUNY facility.
The questionnaire contains 5 short questions and is accessible via the following methods:
- Mobile App
- In-Person Kiosk
Visit the college’s Coming to Campus Self Screening website for additional information.
All New Yorkers should get a COVID-19 diagnostic test, whether or not they have symptoms or have been tested before.
There are two main types of COVID-19 tests:
- Diagnostic(virus) tests: swab or saliva tests used to identify whether someone has COVID-19 now. A diagnostic test is performed by inserting a swab(similar to a long Q-tip) into your nose or throat or by collecting saliva. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should isolate at home while waiting for your test results.
- Molecular tests (often called PCR tests) — These tests detect genetic material of the virus that causes COVID-19, usually using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR), though other techniques are sometimes used. These tests generally require the specimen to be sent to a laboratory, which is why it usually takes a few days to receive results. COVID-19 molecular tests are very accurate, as they can detect the virus even if there is only a small amount in your system.
- Antigen tests (often called point-of-care (POC) or rapid tests) — These tests detect certain proteins in the virus that causes COVID-19. Antigen tests are relatively inexpensive and can be processed in a health care provider’s office, rather than a laboratory. For this reason, results are usually ready quickly (in under an hour). However, COVID-19 antigen tests are not as accurate as molecular tests. There are both false positive test results (the test result is positive even though the person doesn’t have COVID-19) and false negative test results (the test result is negative even though the person has COVID-19), with false negative test results being more common. For this reason, it is recommended that health care providers perform a follow-up molecular test to confirm the test results in certain circumstances. For example, if a person has symptoms of COVID-19 but the antigen test is negative, a molecular test should be performed.
- Antibody tests (also called serology tests): blood tests used to identify whether someone had COVID-19 at some point in the past.
If you are required to take a COVID-19 test to access any CUNY campus or location, CUNY requires that you take the molecular (PCR) COVID-19 diagnostic test.
CUNY Priority Testing
Priority testing is now available for faculty, staff and students working, living and/or attending classes on campus. For a list of these sites, visit the City’s Priority Testing for School-Based Staff and Students page.
For additional COVID-19 testing information, please visit the NYC Department of Health’s COVID-19 Testing: Frequently Asked Questions.
You are required to report the following COVID-19 exposures to the College:
- You have tested positive for COVID-19 through a diagnostic test in the past 14 days.
- You have had any known close contact with a person confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
- As per the NYC Health & Hospitals, close contact is defined as:
- Living with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Kissing or having sex with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Providing care in the home of someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Spending 10 minutes or more within six feet of someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
To report exposure to COVID-19 follow these steps:
- Complete the Coronavirus COVID-19 Reporting Form. This online form is secure, and all information will be kept confidential. A member of the College’s Contact Tracing Team will follow-up with you upon receipt of the form.
- Notify the appropriate individual within the College
- Students must inform their professors.
- Faculty must inform their department chairperson.
- Staff must inform their immediate supervisor.
The information provided in the COVID-19 Reporting Form will be shared with the following:
Coronavirus Campus Liaison
- Luis Venegas, Safety & Health Officer
- Email: LVenegas@citytech.cuny.edu
- Mr. Venegas is responsible for notifying the following:
- NYC Department of Health
- CUNY Office of the Vice Chancellor
- Stephen Trowbridge, Chief & Director of Public Safety
Contact Tracing Team
- Aries Jones, Coordinator of the Student Wellness Center
- Email: AJones@citytech.cuny.edu
- Google Voice: (914) 586-3662
- Faculty & Staff
- Sandra Gordon, Executive Director & Labor Designee of Faculty/Staff Relations
- Email: SGordon@citytech.cuny.edu
- Victor Humphrey, Director of Human Resources
- Email: VHumphrey@citytech.cuny.edu
- Adrianne Traylor, Confidential Executive Assistant of the Executive Director & Labor Designee of Faculty/Staff Relations
- Email: ATraylor@citytech.cuny.edu
Miguel Cairol, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Coordinator of COVID-19 Response
Luis Venegas, Safety & Health Officer
Liaison for COVID-19
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