February 27, 2023 Update
Given these and other factors, effective March 1, MCNY will no longer require proof of COVID vaccination to enter our campuses. We continue to strongly encourage all members of the MCNY community to get COVID vaccination and boosters as recommended, and we ask that you stay at home when you are ill in order to help safeguard the health of our students and colleagues.
Masking on our campuses will remain optional, with the exception that faculty and staff may continue to require that face masks be worn in their classrooms and/or offices. We ask that you please be considerate in responding to the requests of individuals who prefer mask-wearing, including those who may be at higher risk of illness.
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.
When arriving to campus, ensure you can provide both:
- government-issued identification, and
- 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.
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.
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.
Get free at-home COVID-19 tests
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Order Free At-Home Tests
If you need a COVID-19 test now, please see other testing resources for free testing locations in your area.
Resources for the MCNY Community
To obtain information in several languages please DIAL 311
- CDC-How Covid-19 Spreads and Information on Variants
- What to Do If You Are Sick With Covid-19
- Interim US Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Exposure in Travel-associated or Community Settings
- Health Alert Network
- Travelers’ Health Website
- Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
- CDC mental health resources
- Veteran resources
- Know the signs of common COVID-19 scams and get tips to stay safe
- Resources for New Yorkers with Disabilities during COVID-19
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