• Fall 2021 Return to Campus



  • Students


    CUNY students coming to campus are required to be vaccinated. You must submit your vaccination documentation by September 27, 2021. Students taking in-person or hybrid classes who fail to upload their proof of vaccination by September 27, 2021 will be subject to potential academic withdrawal that could also impact their financial aid and make them ineligible for the courses.


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    Campus Access & FAQ for Students





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    Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

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    Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose

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    Cover coughs & sneezes and immediately wash your hands; stay home if you are not feeling well.






  • Reporting Positive Cases

    All individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have any symptoms of Coronavirus should stay home, self-isolate, and immediately notify the College Coronavirus Designees using the applicable email: Please include your full name and contact number. In addition, employees notify their supervisor(s).


    All members of the Contact Tracing Team, including the Coronavirus Coordinator, Vice President Shahir Erfan, and the Coronavirus Liaison, Theresia Litvay-Sardou, have access to these email accounts and will be checking them frequently throughout the day, including off hours and weekends. Please note that notifications received between 9pm and 7am may experience a delayed response.


    All notifications for individuals who meet the definition of a “Close Contact” will be completed by the College’s Contact Tracing Team, as required by the NYS DOH guidelines.

    A “Close Contact” is defined as having been within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes in a 24-hour period with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or is suspected to have COVID-19 based on symptoms, starting from 48-hours before illness onset until the time the person was isolated.

    Regardless of whether the individual is symptomatic or asymptomatic, they must isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or the positive test date. Exceptions included a vaccinated person who receives a negative test result within 3- 5 days after exposure and a person who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days.

    • A proof of negative PCR test performed no earlier than three days prior to the anticipated return to campus date, is required for the campus access. Please do not use CUNY testing sites for this purpose. If a negative result cannot be achieved, then appropriate medical clearance to return to work is required to return to campus.
      • This requirement applies to all quarantines including symptoms, positive test, exposure and international travel.
      • Exceptions need medical clearance to return to campus.


    If you were exposed please stay home, self-quarantine and immediately notify the applicable Contact Tracing Team(s). In addition, employees notify their supervisor(s). Please include your full name and contact number in the email.

    If you were confirmed as a Close Contact by the College, a Contact Tracing Team member will provide further guidance as applicable.


    Please stay home, self-quarantine and immediately notify the applicable Contact Tracing Team(s). In addition, employees notify their supervisor(s). Please include your full name and contact number in the email.

    A Contact Tracing Team member will provide further guidance as applicable.


    Please stay home, self-quarantine and immediately notify the applicable Contact Tracing Team(s). In addition, employees notify their supervisor(s). Please include your full name and contact number in the email.

    A Contact Tracing Team member will provide further guidance as applicable.


    Employees planning to travel: reach out to HR to determine what actions need to be taken once you return.

    If fully vaccinated: or have recovered from COVID-19 within the last three months:

    • You do not need to self-quarantine after traveling
    • You should continue to self-monitor

    If unvaccinated:
    • Get a viral test three to five days after returning from travel.
    • Self-quarantine for seven full days after travel.
    • Even with a negative test, self-quarantine for the full seven days.
    • If not tested after travelling domestically, stay home and quarantine for 10 days after travel.

    If any COVID-19 symptoms develop, please stay home, self-quarantine and immediately notify the applicable Contact Tracing Team(s). In addition, employees notify their supervisor(s). Please include your full name and contact number in the email.

    Responsibilities of College Coronavirus Designees

    Contact Tracing Team: Luz Ruyol, Health Center and Bonnie Brown, Human Resources

    • Notifies the COVID positive individual to isolate and obtains the following relevant information:
      • Name, DOB and other contact info
      • Test Result/type and date of test taken
      • Vaccination status – (fully/ partially/ last date of vaccine and name of vaccine received
      • Last date on campus (follow up on campus cases that are up to 14 days old)
      • Names of those who may have been in close contact with the individual during the last 48 hours of their last date on campus
      • Confirm if individual wore an acceptable face covering while on campus
      • Locations on campus visited/used by the individual during the last 48 hour of their campus visit
    • Notifies “Close Contacts”, to quarantine, monitor symptoms and get tested, as applicable

    Coronavirus Coordinator: Shahir Erfan, VP of Finance and Administration

    • Notifies College leadership and Executive Vice Chancellor
    • Maintains database on COVID-19 cases on campus
    • Facilitates operations with various college offices, CUNY and outside agencies on cleaning, disinfection and mitigation measures
    • Coordinates meeting regarding additional measures required, as per updated information

    Coronavirus Liaison: Reisy (Theresia) Litvay-Sardou

    • Notifies and consults with the following for additional guidance as per latest requirements:
      • College’s Coronavirus Coordinator
      • NYC DOH
      • CUNY Institutional Affairs
    • Provides details to the Contact Tracing Team
    • Provide location information to Housekeeping for cleaning and disinfection protocols

    Important Phone Numbers:

    • Coronavirus Liaison: x6123
    • Health Services Center: x5280
    • Human Resources: x5075; COVID related x5087/5080
    • Public Safety EMERGENCY Line: x5555
    • Public Safety Non-Emergency: x5558
    • Building Operations (building temperature, lights, leaks, etc.): x5580
    • Housekeeping (spills, cleaning, hand sanitizer dispenser restocking, restroom restocking, etc.): x5550
    • Environmental Health & Safety (safety concerns, mold, dust, chemical, unusual odor, etc.): x5507

    The College’s Emergency Response Guide provides emergency reporting and response procedures for non COVID-19 related emergencies.



    The College maintains logs that include the date, time and scope of cleaning and disinfection. The College has identified a cleaning and disinfection frequency for each facility type and assigned responsibility (details can be found in the reopening plan, Attachment D: Cleaning and Disinfection Plan). All logs are available for review.

    Each building is assigned a supervisor and a group of custodians. Logs, checklists, and other forms of documentation are completed by the building supervisor(s) to track activities such as targeted deep-cleaning, disinfecting tasks, and other related activities. The data is collected daily or as appropriate, reviewed, and analyzed by the Superintendent and department manager. Based on this data, adjustments are made to maintain the Custodial Department’s day-to-day operations efficiently. (see Attachment D: Cleaning and Disinfection Plan for details)


    The College provides employees with acceptable face coverings, and does not prevent employees from wearing their personally owned protective coverings (e.g. surgical masks, N95 respirators, or face shields) as long as they abide by the minimum standards of protection for the specific activity, and OSHA regulations. In addition, gloves and face shields are available.

    Kindly request PPE (masks, face shields or gloves) and Plexi Glass requests via the College’s e-stockroom. Your department has a liaison that is authorized to use the e-stockroom to order copier paper etc. and the same system is being used for PPE orders. If you don’t have a liaison for your area, kindly have your supervisor email Elizabeth Cabral, ecabral@lagcc.cuny.edu and cc’ Evelyn Lowmark, evelynf@lagcc.cuny.edu, authorizing the designated person of choice to use the e-stockroom.





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