Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As CUNY continues to prepare for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a respiratory illness causing flu-like symptoms, it is important to gather facts, take preventative measures and chart the best course forward. Only by anticipating and planning for a wide range of scenarios, and taking appropriate precautions, can we alleviate the fears that often arise in such times of uncertainty.
CUNY is actively tracking all of the guidance it has been receiving from the NYC DOH and the New York State Department of Health to proactively manage the risk associated with 2019-CoV. The CUNY Health Services directors were also asked to contact their respective international student offices and study abroad programs to encourage them to check the CDC and NYC DOH websites for updates.
COVID-19 Vaccination Deadlines for Spring & Winter '22
For the Spring 2022 semester, the vast majority of CUNY courses will be in-person. Students taking in-person or hybrid courses must be fully vaccinated when classes begin, meaning unvaccinated students will be withdrawn before classes begin if they do not meet the below guidelines and deadlines:
If your vaccination documents are already approved in CUNYfirst, you do not need to re-submit them.
If you are fully vaccinated but have not uploaded proof in CUNYfirst because all of your classes are currently remote, don't wait! Do it today and you'll be ready to visit campus or take an in-person class.
All students (except those with approved exemptions or exceptions) must be fully vaccinated in order to enter any CUNY facility.
Medical and religious exemptions must be submitted 30 days before the start of classes.
Students will be able to enroll for in-person/hybrid classes without providing proof of vaccination at the time of enrollment — but will need to be fully vaccinated and their documents approved before the beginning of classes.
Date that students will be dropped for Vaccination Non-Compliance*
Winter Session: January 2, 2022
Spring Session: January 27, 2022
Winter Session Begins on 1/3/22
11/22/21 deadline for first dose of Moderna vaccine
11/29/21 deadline for first dose of Pfizer vaccine
12/20/21 deadline for single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
12/23/21 deadline to upload proof of vaccination documents to CUNYfirst
Spring Session Begins on 1/28/22
12/17/21 deadline for first dose of Moderna vaccine
12/24/21 deadline for first dose of Pfizer vaccine
1/14/22 deadline for single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
1/14/22 deadline to upload proof of vaccination documents to CUNYfirst
After uploading your vaccine information, vaccination card, or medical or religious exemption request, it will take a few days to verify the information. Note: The system will not automatically notify you whether or not your vaccine information has been approved. After a couple of days, begin checking CUNYfirst to see if your vaccine information was approved. Once it is approved, you will also see the approval on your QCC Connect app. Show your approval on the app to Public Safety to access campus.
Use these tools to find a free vaccine site close to you and to check which vaccine(s) they offer:
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Phone: (718) 631-6375
Fax: (718) 631-6330
As per NY State, immunization requirements are mandated by law for all students between the ages of 2 months and 18 years of age. Children must be exluded from school if they do not meet these requirements.
Infection Disease Protocols
To protect the health and safety of our campus community, CUNY has in place an Infectious Disease Protocol that all campuses adhere to in the rare case that an outbreak of an infectious disease is reported. This protocol is also available on the University¹s website.
Viral Meningitis (NonBacterial Meningitis) opens in a new window
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- Guidance for Colleges and Universities Receiving Students or Staff from Areas Affected by Ebola opens in a new window
- NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene opens in a new window
Information about the Zika virus
What is Zika virus disease (Zika)?
Zika is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito and sexual contact. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.
Learn more about the Zika virus at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websiteopens in a new window
For students: If you're traveling for Spring Break, see the CDC's Zika virus travel tips and precautions» opens in a new window
Queensborough Community College will continue to monitor this situation and will notify you of any further developments. Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. You can also visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website for more information on the Zika virus» opens in a new window as well as the CUNY website for more information on Zika virus opens in a new window.
NYS Higher Ed Immunization Collaborative is thrilled to welcome Queensborough along with KBCC, HOSTOS, BMCC in CUNY into the NYS Higher Ed Immunization Collaborative.
As the first of its kind in higher education, this Collaborative will support campuses in addressing the multi-level factors that impact immunization rates through rapid testing, adaptation, implementation, and dissemination of best practices using quality improvement methods and a shared learning approach. Participating in this new statewide Collaborative is a unique and high impact opportunity for learning, networking, improving, and leading within and across our institutions in developing new knowledge; bringing about change that will increase immunization rates; reducing the incidence of vaccine preventable disease on our campuses; and ensuring that our students are healthier and our campuses safer.
Joining as a partner in the NYS Higher Ed Immunization Collaborative gives CUNY access to all project activities and technical support for the period of June 2016 to January 2018. The faculty -- from New York University, the NYS Department of Health, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other subject-matter experts on immunization and quality improvement -- will provide coaching and support to participating teams.
CUNY will be a tremendous asset to this exciting new endeavor, and we look forward to working more closely with you in the coming years.
The Office of Health Services provides feminine hygiene products as well as a variety of other services at no charge to all registered students.
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Our Mission and Goals
The Office of Health Services enthusiastically supports the College’s mission in promoting academic excellence and the development of the individual through health awareness, counseling and outside referral. A healthy student today ensures student enrollment and retention and Health Services provides an open door and confidential setting for medical assistance and assessment.
1. Reduce incidence of medical withdrawals through better utilization of existing health resources. Students can seek medical advice in a timely manner to avoid or decrease medical withdrawals to help them stay on track towards a degree completion.
2. To educate and raise awareness of primary care prevention in students to enhance the importance of taking responsibility of their health and all the resources that are available to them during the college experience. It also prepares them post-graduation to be successful in the workforce or continuing studies.