Monkeypox Information

BMCC Community,

The health and well-being of everyone is top priority at BMCC, and as we prepare for the start of the 2022-2023 academic year, I am writing to share information regarding monkeypox.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently declared a state of emergency over the spread of monkeypox in our city, following a similar declaration made by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Monkeypox is a rare and contagious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. There is currently a monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. and other countries where the virus is usually not seen. Monkeypox can make you sick including a rash or sores (pox), often with an earlier flu-like illness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides helpful information about monkeypox including:

We must remain vigilant. It is critical for everyone to do their part to protect themselves and others from the spread of monkeypox. Visit the New York State Department of Health website to learn where monkeypox vaccines are available.

Please continue to stay safe and healthy.


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Anthony E. Munroe
President, Borough of Manhattan Community College