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Student Procedures

We are all looking forward to the Fall '21 semester and getting back to campus safely. If you are scheduled to take one or more in person and/or hybrid course on the Queensborough Community College campus, there are important actions that you must complete before coming to campus! Please review the time sensitive directions below.

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Required Action Before Visiting Campus

  • All students taking in-person or hybrid classes on a CUNY campus starting this week will be required to be fully vaccinated (defined as 14 days beyond the last vaccination shot) unless they have been granted a medical exemption or religious exception. Remember: If you get your first vaccine dose at a City-run vaccine location, you will be eligible to receive a $100 pre-paid debit card. Learn more and get vaccinated today. The deadline for you to upload proof of vaccination to CUNYfirst is September 27. (On the left menu click Vaccine Verification and follow the instructions.)

  • If you have not yet uploaded your proof of vaccine and need to visit campus before September 27, you must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken at a CUNY testing site within the past seven days. If you have not yet been vaccinated or had one shot of the Moderna or Pfizer and waiting for a second shot, and are scheduled for an in-person or hybrid course, you must provide proof of a negative Covid test taken at a CUNY testing site location within 24-48 hours of attending class on campus. Please remember:

    • Only results from CUNY testing sites will be accepted.

    • Tuesday, Aug. 24, is the last day for unvaccinated students to get tested to attend in-person classes on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

    • To get tested at Queensborough you must:

      • Register for a test before visiting the testing site by looking for and responding to the email from Cleared4 that was sent to your student email address.

      • Visit the testing site located in the A Annex Buildings near the campus bus stop during the following hours: Mon 9am-2pm; Tues 1pm-6pm; Wed 9am-2pm; Thu 1pm-6pm; Fri 9am-2pm. Please note that additional times may be added based on need. Appointments made through the through the Cleared4 link sent to your student email is the best way to verify hours and availability.

      • Review the answers to frequently asked testing questions.

  • To ensure your academic success and to avoid having to get tested within 7 days of each visit to campus, please remember to upload your proof of vaccination to CUNYfirst ( Instructions) by September 27. There will be academic consequences for any student taking in-person or hybrid classes who does not upload proof of vaccination within 45 days of full FDA approval of a vaccine. To meet the 45-day deadline students must get the first Moderna shot by August 26th, the first Pfizer shot by September 2nd, or the single Johnson & Johnson shot by September 23rd. Dates listed are within 30 days of the FDA approval granted on August 23, 2021 to Pfizer.


Campus Access
After you've uploaded your proof of vaccination or been tested and received a negative result (you will receive your results within 24 hours of testing on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends), you will be allowed to enter campus. Simply have your physical or mobile TigerCard (Queensborough ID) ready at all campus entrances! It will be used by Public Safety Officers at to verify your vaccination/testing status and enable your entry to the campus.

Masks
Even if you have been vaccinated a new temporary mask mandate is in effect and masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors (if unable to adhere to physical distancing) on campus.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
For additional information about the vaccine and testing process, please see CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez August 19 memo. Answers to frequently asked questions.

Your Success is Our #1 Priority
We are proud of you for continuing your education and working toward your college degree during these challenging times! Your success and the safety of our college community is our top priority. We look forward to seeing you on campus this semester and are excited for the day when we'll be cheering your name on the graduation stage!

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Faculty & Staff Procedures

Per the Chancellor’s July 26 memo, effective August 16, any individual entering the Queensborough campus will need to be fully vaccinated (two weeks beyond the last vaccination shot) or be tested for COVID-19 every 7 days. Outlined below are the steps that every employee must complete before returning to work.

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Procedure for Faculty & Staff

Return to Work Protocol for vaccinated individuals who wish to disclose their vaccine information:

  1. Submit proof of vaccination vi CUNYFirst by Friday, August 6, or at least 10 days prior to your first visit to campus ( Instructions).
  2. Allow the Office of Human Resources time to verify and approve your submission.
  3. Upon verification, you will receive an e-notification and your CUNY VaxPass. At that time, your VaxPass will automatically be loaded onto your Queensborough ID (TigerCard). You are required to show your physical or mobile Queensborough ID (TigerCard) to gain entry to campus (See ACCESSING CAMPUS).
    • If you do not already have a Queensborough ID (TigerCard), please download the QCC Connect Mobile App to access your mobile card.

NOTE: Your Queensborough ID (TigerCard) provides fast, easy access to campus, and is preferred at all checkpoints. Your VaxPass, however, is an acceptable alternative to your TigerCard.

For additional information, please refer to the complete Faculty & Staff Guide to Vaccination Verification. If you require technical support, please contact the Helpdesk at (718) 631-6348 or Helpdesk@qcc.cuny.edu.


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Return to Work Protocol for unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated, or those individuals who do not wish to disclose their vaccination status:

  1. Visit your preferred CUNY campus testing site at least 24-48 hours prior to reporting to Queensborough for work.
    • Queensborough’s testing facility is located in the B Annex Building behind the Z Building (Shadowbox Theatre). It is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm and Tuesday and Thursday, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Appointments are strongly encouraged. See Who Gets Tested (below) for additional details.
    • If you drive by car for your scheduled test, please enter through the Main Gate and park in Lot #1. You will be granted 30-minute parking and will be directed to the testing site.
  2. Immediately exit the campus after testing and wait 24-48 hours for your test results.
  3. Individuals with a negative test will receive an e-notification and your Queensborough ID (TigerCard) will automatically reflect your campus access clearance. You are required to show your physical or mobile Queensborough ID (TigerCard) to gain entry to campus.
    • If you do not already have a Queensborough ID (TigerCard), please download the QCC Connect Mobile App to access your mobile card.
  4. Repeat this process every 7 days. We recommend that you plan to test for the following week while on campus. For example, get tested on Friday if you are planning to come to campus on Tuesday.

NOTE: Your Queensborough ID (TigerCard) provides fast, easy access to campus, and is preferred at all checkpoints. Your GreenPass, however, is an acceptable alternative to your TigerCard