Although there have been no reported cases of the COVID-19 virus at the College of Staten Island, a cross-divisional team has been convened to monitor the progression of the virus and to formulating strategies for maximizing campus health and safety and to ensure student success and maintain operations as the campus is impacted. The first discussion was held on Friday, February 28 with representatives from Academic Affairs, the Health Center, the Center for Global Engagement, Facilities, Public Safety, Student Affairs, IT, Human Resources, the Office of Diversity and Compliance, Campus Housing, Auxiliary Services, Communications and Marketing, and Community and Governmental Relations. This group will continue to monitor the progression of the virus and will continue to convene and issue additional guidance as events unfold.
The City University of New York has released a Coronavirus Guidance Update, which we encourage you to read. It covers topics such as study abroad, returning from travel to China, personal preventative measures, and what to do if you display symptoms. It also provides a number of informative Websites, such as the NY State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, to learn more about the virus and receive authoritative updates, in an effort to prevent transmission and allay fears.
The offices and services below are available to assist you with questions or concerns:
For general information about COVID-19, any member of the campus community may contact:
-Health and Wellness Services, 1C-112, 718.982.3045
Faculty and staff who are experiencing anxiety related to COVID-19 may contact:
-Human Resources, 1A-201, 718.982.2676 or
-Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 855.492.3633
Students experiencing anxiety related to COVID-19 may contact:
-Counseling Center 1A 109, 718.982.2391
If any member of the campus community has questions regarding study abroad or international travel, please contact:
-Center for Global Engagement (Study Abroad programs), 2A-206, 718.982.2100
If any member of the campus community has a concern about CSI’s emergency preparedness relating to COVID-19, please contact:
Public Safety, 2A-108, 718.982.2113
By J. Michael Parrish