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 and the City University of New York (CUNY), BMCC is committed to creating the best possible learning and working experience for students, faculty and staff.
PLEASE NOTE: Information on the Reimagining BMCC website is subject to change as we continue to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, protocols and recommended guidance.
Wearing Masks on Campus
In his message on Friday, March 4, CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodriguez affirmed the university will be following the revised guidance issued by the CDC last week, lifting the temporary mask mandate that required all CUNY students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear masks inside University campuses, office buildings, classrooms and other non-enclosed spaces.
This policy change takes effect Monday, March 7. Anyone who would like to continue wearing masks in any setting is welcome to do so at any time. BMCC will continue to offer masks on campus for students, faculty and staff who need them.
Random Testing Program of ALL BMCC community members
To help contain the spread of COVID-19, CUNY is conducting regular testing of a random sampling of BMCC community members. If selected to participate you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with detailed instructions. There is no appointment necessary for random testing, which is available at 19 CUNY sites.
The closest site to the BMCC Main Campus is located at Fiterman Hall (81 Barclay Street (Café External Entrance), NY, NY 10007). From June 25 to August 15, the SUMMER 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 and Sunday CLOSED.
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.
CUNY Access Pass Available Through Cleared4 System
For all vaccinated CUNY students, faculty and staff, there is an electronic option to validate your vaccination status and facilitate your campus access—CUNY Access Pass. Look for the Cleared4 email from email@example.com that has been sent to your college email address and follow the link included in the email to complete the registration necessary to obtain your CUNY Access Pass. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive an email from Cleared4. For additional information please visit CUNY Access – Cleared4 Guide for Vaccinated CUNY Students, Faculty and Staff or Cleared4 FAQs available in CUNY IT Help.
Uploading Vaccination Verification
All BMCC students, faculty and staff can upload their proof of vaccination through CUNYfirst. 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.