Information for Students, Faculty, and Staff

MCNY’s face mask requirement will be modified for both campuses beginning October 1, 2022, unless public health conditions indicate otherwise.  The new policy will be as follows:

  • Faculty and staff may continue to require that face masks be worn in their classrooms and/or offices.
  • Masking is otherwise encouraged but not required.

We ask that everyone please be considerate and respond to the requests of individuals who prefer mask-wearing, including those who may be at higher risk of illness.

All faculty, staff, students and visitors must show proof of completed vaccination to enter MCNY campuses.

Campus Guests

When arriving to campus, ensure you can provide both:

  1. government-issued identification, and
  2. a physical/digital copy of your CDC Vaccination Card showing full vaccination (Moderna/Pfizer-2 doses, J&J-1 dose).

No other vaccination or testing proof is accepted for guests to ensure compliance with the campus vaccination requirement.

Alumni Visitors

You can provide your vaccination record in the same way that students submit their information. Vaccination incentives are only for current students.

Timelines for Vaccination Proof and Testing

  • a first dose of Moderna will be allowed on campus for up to 28 days from their first dose AND provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test on a weekly basis.
  • a first dose of Pfizer will be allowed on campus for up to 21 days from their first dose AND provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test on a weekly basis.
  • one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be allowed on campus with uploaded proof of vaccine.

Upload your Proof of Vaccination

Proof of vaccination for students, faculty, and staff, must be uploaded prior to entering campus.

Upload Proof of Vaccination

For anyone who may be unable to receive the vaccine for a religious or medical reason, please use the links below to submit your exemption request. If you are granted an exemption, you will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID test on a weekly basis. Additional information will be delivered after requests are submitted.

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For anyone who may be unable to receive the vaccine for a religious or medical reason, please go to one of the links below. The committee will review the request and get back to the student within approximately one week.

Those who have applied for and received a religious or medical exemption will receive an email with guidance. They will be required to submit negative test results, weekly, prior to arrival on campus. Use the link below to upload the negative test results.

While official responses can be found on sites such as the CDC, any questions related to process or procedures at MCNY should use the following email address.

If you are diagnosed with COVID, the first step is to follow the current guidance from the CDC and/or healthcare provider. Please note that MCNY continues to require 10 days from the date of positive COVID test, before returning to campus.

Do not come to campus if you have an onsite class. You must also send an email to either of the following: Clotilde Ibarra (, Dean of Students or We will follow an internal tracing process and notify parties, if necessary. You will not be identified during this process.

Message from MCNY President Joanne Passaro

January 25, 2022

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

We look forward to welcoming the classes that are scheduled to be in person or hybrid back on campus starting on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

This is a reminder that masks that cover your nose and mouth must be worn at all times in classrooms, common areas and shared work areas. We encourage you to use the KN95 masks that will be available at the security desks of each campus. Social distancing should be maintained to the extent possible while on campus.

Read the entire message

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