Health and Safety Update for September 22nd


All students, faculty and staff are required to submit a new COVID-19 test for entry in the building starting October 1, 2020.

  • Negative test results must be submitted to 24 hours prior to the date of desired building access.
  • Deans and Department Managers require 24 hours to process and communicate their building access approvals.

There are hundreds of convenient testing sites across the City, Westchester, Long Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. A list of mobile testing sites in NYC can be found here.

For the week of September 21 - 25, mobile units will be available:

  • Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
  • Note: Availability is subject to change due to inclement weather.

A list of free, walk-in testing sites in NYC can be found here. If you live in NY state a testing site near you can be found here; those in other states can find a testing site here or here.

Reporting a COVID-19 Violation

If you are on campus and see anyone violating the standards of our personal pledge

  • Not wearing a mask
  • Not obeying social distancing
  • Or any other action that appears to violate our pledge to one another

You can report the violation by tapping the “Report a Tip” button on CUSAFE.  All reports will be confidentially reported to security and/or a Dean or Department Manager.

Faculty, students and staff are still required to submit their personal pledge to (if they have not already done so), and present their CUSAFE digital badge to the security officer when entering the building. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in denial of access to campus.

Wishing all the best for our community,

The Health and Safety Committee

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