Reclosing Due to COVID-19 The College will continue to have the COVID-19 Task Force Committee activated as it navigates the ongoing pandemic, including actions to reduce and eliminate the possibility of an outbreak. Additionally, using NYS Higher Education Supplemental Guidance, the College will continue to monitor the local and New York State transmission rates. Early Warning Should New York City and State exceed a 1:1 ratio for transmission, or whenever the lesser of 100 individuals or 5% of the College population of faculty, staff, and students on campus test positive for COVID-19 within a rolling 14-day period, MEC President Patricia Ramsey will consult with CUNY to determine the best course of action for scaling back campus activity. The College will do the following immediately:
- Transition all in-person learning to remote format(s).
- Limit on-campus activities for 14 days.
- Promptly notify CUNY so the required approval to shutdown can be obtained. With CUNY’s permission, the College will inform the college community, activate the closing plan simultaneously, and move to a shutdown similar to the spring 2020 semester.
- All faculty are encouraged to plan a full 15-week virtual instruction and be prepared to go remotely.
- Shut down as many buildings and facilities as possible, and have them cleaned and sanitized.
- Transition to hybrid and complete remote learning for all classes and activities in the infected area.
- In-person learning will continue in non-infected areas following the allowed capacity limits.
- The College would close and isolate that area with limited access for cleaning and sanitizing.