Vaccination

Reimagining BMCC

To protect the health and well-being of everyone in our community, we are offering courses in three modes: In-person (on campus), Online (virtual), and Hybrid (a mix of both) in Fall 2021. Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the safety guidelines for higher education issued by the New York State Department of Health, we have developed plans for reopening the campus, encouraging appropriate physical distancing and protective face coverings, monitoring of health conditions and hygiene, and repeated cleaning and disinfection. We are committed to creating the best possible experience for students, faculty and staff, strengthening our culture of care inside and outside the classroom, and creating the conditions under which all students can learn and all members of the BMCC community can thrive. This website provides updates and information as we Reimagine BMCC.

 

Vaccinations

City Vaccination Sites
All New York City-run COVID-19 vaccination sites are open to walk-in appointments. To find a location use the NYC Covid-19 Vaccine Finder or the New York State vaccine site.

Visit the CDC website to get the latest data and information.  Learn about the latest CDC guidance for fully vaccinated people.

97% of those hospitalized for COVID-19 infections are unvaccinated

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Access to Campus

To protect the health and well-being of all members of our community, BMCC is offering options for students to attend class: in-person (on-campus), online (virtual), and hybrid (a mix of both) for fall 2021. Many support services including admissions, advising, tutoring, counseling, career development, the library, and the Advocacy and Resource Center will be delivered in-person and online. A limited number of services including the Panther Pantry, the Early Childhood Center and research labs will have reduced in-person hours.

Enhanced Safety Protocols: Staged Repopulation Campus Wide

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Gradual Repopulation Sequence
BMCC intends on implementing a staged reopening of its facility, guided by the overall reduced capacity. The anticipated timeframe for transitioning between stages will be as follows:

 Considering the current level of activity in our campus, part of the approved reopening plan from fall 2020, essential staff (STAGE 1A) have started to gradually increase their on-site presence to support all necessary activities in anticipation of our approved Fall 2021 repopulation plan.

As directed by the University Chancellor, starting August 16 the Administrative (STAGE 1B) component of the University’s function will start to gradually increase their on-site presence based on a blended schedule of remote and in-person work, that supports a 50% maximum occupancy restriction within office spaces as part of our repopulation plan.  Each administrative department/function will be developing a staffing schedule that prioritizes students needs and balances in an equitable manner the distribution of in-person and remote work needs.

STAGE 2 will kick-off the start of the Fall 2021 semester by activating the in-person and hybrid instructional programs within our campus.  This stage will be the most critical step on the path to return to normal operations and one that will be monitored closely.

STAGE 3 will be activated gradually and at least two weeks after the activation of stage 2 to increase the level of in-person student support services, including but not limited to access to Athletic Areas, Library, Tutoring and Counseling Areas.


The BMCC Fall 2021 Repopulation and Operations Plan was approved by CUNY and the State as required. It provides comprehensive details about safety procedures (including the encouragement of face coverings and social distancing), operations (including extensive and frequent cleaning and disinfection), and protocols (including required daily screening and procedures related to any confirmed COVID case on campus). The plan also includes a governance structure with a Reopening Steering Committee and designated liaisons and teams related to particular aspects of the plan (for example health monitoring and vulnerable populations.

Contacts

Health Monitoring:
Penelope Jordan, Director of Health Services
pjordan@bmcc.cuny.edu

Vulnerable Populations:
Maria Deckinger, Associate Director of Human Resources
mdeckinger@bmcc.cuny.edu

Safety Protocols:
Michael Korn, Director of Public Safety
mkorn@bmcc.cuny.edu

Facility Operations:
Eric Lugo, Chief Admin. Superintendent
elugo@bmcc.cuny.edu

Specialized Program:
Michael Spath, EHS and Risk Manager
mspath@bmcc.cuny.edu

Access Control:
Tanya Hughes, Administrative Events Coordinator
thughes@bmcc.cuny.edu

Communications & Technology:
Joseph Spadaro, Vice President for Technology
jspadaro@bmcc.cuny.edu

Manuel Romero, Executive Director of Public Affairs
mromero@bmcc.cuny.edu

Procedures

BMCC is taking the proper safety measures for social distancing.

Keep physical distance. Stay at least 6 feet away from other people.

Please use the stairs. It’s healthier for everyone.

Please wash your hands regularly and for at least 30 seconds.

Please use the hand sanitizer. It’s healthier for everyone.

All surfaces have been disinfected.

Physical Distancing – Limit Occupancy and Congestion

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