February 22, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Medgar Evers College
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has designated Medgar Evers College as a COVID-19 vaccination site for Brooklyn residents. New York State and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to manage the scheduling and administration of vaccines.
In the interest of prioritizing communities with low vaccination rates, Brooklyn residents who meet the eligibility criteria and who live in the following zip codes may now make an appointment at the Medgar Evers College vaccination site: 11206, 11221, 11216, 11238, 11225, 11213, 11233, 11207, 11208, 11236, 11212, 11203, 11226, 11210.
After one week, eligible Brooklyn residents who live in other neighborhoods will be able to schedule vaccination appointments at MEC.
Please be reminded that vaccines are available by appointment only, and appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) or accessing New York’s “Am I Eligible” webpage at am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.
Those with appointments will be required to show proof of eligibility and proof of residency before getting vaccinated. Medgar Evers College does not have access to vaccination appointments, and we cannot make appointments on the behalf of students, faculty, and staff.
All eligible New Yorkers can schedule appointments by calling the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) or accessing New York’s “Am I Eligible” webpage at am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.
For additional information, please visit our vaccination webpage at mec.cuny.edu/president-covid19-mediation-plan/mec-covid19-vaccination-site or read Governor Cuomo’s announcement at governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-opening-dates-and-scheduling-information-state-fema-vaccination-sites.
August 26, 2020
Medgar Evers College Reopening Plan: Fall 2020
I trust this note finds you and your loved ones well. My hope is that you were able to spend some time relaxing and recharging over the summer.
Our city, state, and nation have undergone a harrowing experience over the past six months, and we are still struggling to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. We have demonstrated tremendous courage, strength, and fortitude, and we are now ready to begin again with renewed dedication to our studies and students.
As the 2020–21 academic year begins, I am pleased to announce the College’s plan for reopening. You may read the plan in its entirety here, as well as find specific information on the student, faculty, and staff pages. The plan protects the health and safety of our campus community members and ensures that the College complies with all federal, state, and local regulations.
Key safety measures from the plan include:
- All academic courses will be offered online, with the exception of nursing clinical labs;
- Most online classes will meet in an asynchronous format. Math courses, as well as certain science labs, will meet in a synchronous format;
- Campus buildings will be open only to essential employees, researchers, and students attending in-person labs;
- Signage and markings throughout campus buildings will indicate appropriate social distance as well as reminders for mask use, hand hygiene, and symptoms of the coronavirus; and
- Facilities will be regularly cleaned and disinfected according to stringent protocols;
- Anyone who arrives on campus will be required to undergo a temperature check, wear a mask or face covering, maintain social distance, and practice regular hand hygiene;
- Anyone who plans to come to any CUNY campus or office for any reason or length of time is required to download the Everbridge Health Screening mobile app. Prior to entering a campus or building, s/he must use the app to take the Wellness Check Survey, which asks five short questions. More information is available here and on the students, faculty, and staff pages;
- All employees are required to complete the New York State COVID- 19 Response: Return to Work Training before returning to campus. The 12-minute training video, which is housed on Blackboard, provides valuable information about mandatory safety protocols. To access the course log into Blackboard using your CUNYfirst credentials. (Enter Medgar Evers College in the Organization Search field.) More information can be found on the faculty and staff pages.
Students who require technology, such as laptops and other tools, should complete the CUNY Technology Needs Form using their CUNYfirst accounts. (After logging in here, you will see a survey on the landing page.)
Please continue to stay safe and follow New York State’s health and safety guidelines.
I wish you all a productive and successful semester, and I welcome each of you back to Medgar, albeit virtually.
Rudolph F. Crew, Ed. D.
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