The MEC testing plan is subject to modification if the public health situation indicates changes in community risk. CUNY will continue its robust testing program using various testing models for the safety and convenience of the CUNY community.
- All students are expected to test before returning to campus.
- Weekly testing will continue for those who are unvaccinated.
- Overall random testing of 5% of the on-campus population. Participation in the random surveillance testing is mandatory, and failure to participate will result in the removal of the individual’s Cleared4 access pass to MEC and CUNY spaces.
To facilitate testing for required medical clearance to return to campus, tests will continue to be accepted from non-CUNY testing providers as well as from CUNY safeCircle test sites. Testing to return to campus should only be done at CUNY safeCircle test sites when you are symptom-free to protect you and others in the MEC and CUNY community. If you are recovering from COVID-19, you should not get tested until you have completed your isolation requirements and are symptom-free. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we encourage you to visit a public testing site near your home or use an at-home test kit.
Rapid tests will be available for approved screening circumstances when unanticipated entry to campus is required. The rapid tests will be distributed to CUNY testing sites and selected locations on campus and tracked through the testing system for inventory and usage management.
For more information about CUNY’s COVID-19 testing program, please see the Testing FAQ. For a list of testing locations, visit here. For general frequently asked questions, please refer to the Getting Back to Working in Person FAQ. If you still have questions, please contact the HR office.
Before coming to campus, each college community member is expected to monitor your symptoms, stay away from others if you feel sick, and get tested at a public testing site if you have any symptoms. CUNY safeCircle testing sites should not be used if you have symptoms.