Fall 2021 Reopening Plans 

COVID-19 vaccines will be required for CUNY students to attend in-person classes for Fall 2021. 
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CUNY campuses are preparing for a safe and gradual return to mostly in-person instruction and support services in time for the start of classes in Fall 2021. These plans reflect engagement with campus stakeholders, administrators, faculty, staff, students, unions, alumni and community-based groups and are in accordance with CUNY Guidelines for Safe Campus Reopening, which provide best practice recommendations and baseline requirements for gatherings in enclosed spaces, including lecture rooms and classrooms, and embody the most recent New York State guidance for the reopening of higher education institutions. These Guidelines are based on the work of two task forces Chancellor Matos Rodríguez established: the University’s Academic and Student Support Task Force, and the Coronavirus Planning Task Force.

The Supplemental Guidelines include additional strategies and best practices for the staged reopening of campuses and a draft plan for their possible reclosure if necessitated by future public health considerations; plans for safely returning athletics to CUNY campuses; and for ensuring campuses have adequate supplies​ of Personal Protective Equipment.

Reopening plans also include policies and protocols that govern the staged reopening of facilities and services such as campus child care centers and food pantries, libraries, labs and health and wellness services; and provisions to ensure the safety of students with disabilities and student life activities. 

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