Campus Access Procedure
Mask Mandate is Lifted effective March 1, 2022
In response to revised guidance issued by the CDC, CUNY lifted the temporary mask mandate that has been in place since August 2021 and required all CUNY students, faculty, staff, and visitors to wear masks inside University campuses, office buildings, classrooms, and other non-enclosed spaces. This policy change, which takes effect on Monday, March 7, follows recent announcements by Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams that ended mask mandates for pre-K through 12th-grade schools across New York State and City.
Anyone who would like to continue wearing masks in any setting is welcome to do so at any time. Masks will continue to be available at Public Safety Desks across campus for people who want them.
Student, Faculty, and Staff
You will need to show a green pass which indicates you are either fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test obtained from a CUNY testing center. You can do this one of two ways:
Use the YC Cardinal App/YC VAX App to enter the Campus
The YC Vax App provides a green or red token based on the vaccination verification and testing available from CUNYfirst. A Green Token will be required for students, faculty, and staff to access the campus.
- Select Your Experience "Student"
- Use your York College Network Account username and password
(your account to access your campus resources, not your email or CUNYfirst account)
- Select Your Experience "Faculty/Staff"
- Use your yorkcollege\York College Network Account username (e.g. "yorkcollege\jdoe")
- Enter your password
The Cleared4 system will now serve as the “CUNY Access Pass” for all vaccinated students and employees.
Look for an email from "email@example.com" so you can complete your registration and get their new “green” pass.
Vaccinated employees and students will receive two emails from firstname.lastname@example.org to their primary email account listed in CUNYfirst. The new Cleared4 access pass will expire one year after the date of the final shot required to be fully vaccinated.
Please take a look at the CUNY Access - Cleared4 Guide for Vaccinated CUNY Students, Faculty and Staff in CUNY IT Help for information on setting up and using Cleared4 instead of Everbridge VaxPass or Excelsior. Cleared4 FAQs are available in CUNY IT Help as well.
Student members of the community who have medical/religious exemptions or faculty/staff who are choosing not to reveal vaccination status:
You can go to any CUNY campus for testing (at York, the testing center is near the entrance of the parking lot). Test results will be processed within 24 hours (48 hours on weekends) and can be accessed by computer or smartphone.
ADCL has retained Cleared4 health verification management system to provide the platform through which participants can register for the program, schedule a test appointment, receive test results, and display proof of testing. Once registered, participants will receive an overview of the program and instructions on how to proceed. Appointment scheduling, negative test results, and other communications will all flow through the Cleared4 platform. Again, at York, the testing center is located near the entrance of the parking lot but you can go to any CUNY campus to obtain a test.