Reimagining BMCC

BMCC remains committed to providing a healthy and safe place to study, work and visit. As we continue to evolve and adapt the ways we function as a community, it is critical that we remain vigilant and follow public health guidelines and expectations to safeguard the wellbeing of ourselves and others. Please refer to this site for important health and safety information, ongoing requirements, and resources to help maintain a safe and welcoming learning environment.

Note: Information on this website is subject to change as planning evolves and/or public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), safety guidelines for higher education issued by the New York State Department of Health and the City University of New York (CUNY), prompts a shift in BMCC’s operations and protocols.


Activate Your Campus Access Pass on Cleared4

All CUNY students, faculty and staff should follow the instructions on the Cleared4 registration page to obtain a CUNY Access Pass. For additional information please visit CUNY Access – Cleared4 Guide for Vaccinated CUNY Students, Faculty and Staff or Cleared4 FAQs available in CUNY IT Help.


Comply With Random Testing

To help contain the spread of COVID-19, CUNY is conducting regular testing of a random sampling of BMCC community members. If you are chosen for random testing, you will receive an email from no-reply@cleared4work.com with detailed instructions. No appointment is needed for random testing, and you are required to get tested at one of the 19 CUNY sites. The closest site to the BMCC Main Campus is Fiterman Hall – Café External Entrance. Until further notice, the hours of operation are:

Monday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

The Testing Site is closed on days the College is closed, including Holidays.

Random test results should be available within 48 hours. If you receive a “positive” result, your access will be removed and you will be contacted by Health Services for guidance. If selected, being tested is not optional. If you do not submit a sample within 7 days, your access to campus will be removed. CUNY Testing Program FAQs are available.


Stay up to Date With Your COVID-19 Vaccinations

To find a vaccination site, visit NYC COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Finder or call 877-VAX4NYC (877-829-4692). All BMCC studentsfaculty and staff can upload vaccination verification to CUNYfirst. Learn how to upload your documentation.

Check your approval status in CUNYfirst after 48 hours of submission. If your submission was not approved, please read the reason of rejection carefully and resubmit. Once approved, your BMCC photo ID will be synced with the verification so you can simply swipe your ID on the turnstile (as you did before) when you enter the BMCC campus. Note: Vaccinated BMCC students, faculty and staff can also upload their booster status on CUNYfirst.


Get Tested if You’re Experiencing Symptoms

If you experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, avoid contact with others and get tested at a public testing site.

  • Guidelines if you test positive for or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status.
  • Guidelines if you are exposed to someone who has COVID-19 (guidelines depend on your vaccination status).
  • Faculty and staff with questions about sick leave, please contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources.
  • Students who are unable to attend class due to contracting COVID-19, please notify your professor.

Wear a Mask in Public Indoor Settings

We recommend (during high levels of transmission) wearing a mask when indoors around others to reduce transmission and risk of infection. Masks are available upon request at various locations throughout campus, including at Public Safety Entrance stations.

Procedures

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