We want to inform you that three our community members have recently tested positive for the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Any community members who were directly impacted have already been notified separately. If you were not contacted, then you are not considered affected nor considered at risk.

Note that to protect people’s privacy, we cannot share details about the impacted individuals. We ask that you do not share any information about those who you may hear are being or may be affected by COVID-19.

We encourage you to review the NYS and NYC Websites for information about COVID-19, including its symptoms, how it spreads, and actions you can take to protect your health. Please monitor yourself for COVID-related symptoms. If you experience symptoms such as a fever, cough, new loss of taste and/or new loss of smell, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, please seek immediate medical attention. If you do not have a healthcare provider, please call the NYC COVID-19 hotline (888.364.3065).

All New Yorkers can receive a free COVID-19 virus test. Diagnostic tests are available through NYC COVID Express sites or through other public and private sites (search via the COVID-19 Test Site Finder). This includes free, walk-in testing at mobile and rapid point-of-care test sites in the neighborhood.

Your well-being is the College’s top priority. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact ­­­­the below offices:

Employees:  Human Resources at Humanresources@csi.cuny.edu

Students: Student Affairs at healthcenter@csi.cuny.edu

Visitors: Public Safety at publicSafety@csi.cuny.edu.

Thank you, and please take care during this very challenging time.

By Jessica Collura