As announced by the Chancellor, CUNY is expanding the availability of testing at CUNY COVID testing sites, effective Tuesday, Dec. 28. In an effort to address the shortage of testing options and the long wait times, the use of CUNY testing sites will be available to all CUNY faculty, staff and students who have a valid CUNY ID card, with no appointment necessary. If you do not have a CSI Dolphin Card ID, please follow the instructions provided on the Getting Your Dolphin Card | Dolphin Card | CSI CUNY Website. This expanded service will be provided at all CUNY testing sites throughout the city. 

Regular and holiday hours for all testing sites can be found online. Additionally, the CSI site will open on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30am to accommodate staff on overnight shifts. Currently, the testing site is located in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Art Gallery.

Please take a moment to review CUNY’s Getting Back to Working in Person and Learning on Campus – Frequently Asked Questions – The City University of New York (, which includes information on CUNY’s mask mandate, guidance on social distancing, and protocols on testing positive, quarantining, and returning to campus.​ If you have any specific questions, please contact the appropriate office below:

For Employees:

For Students:

For Visitors:

Additionally, per the Chancellor’s Wednesday, Dec. 15 message, we remain on track to return to at least 70% fully in-person (classes and staff) for the Spring 2022 semester.  That means, ​more than 70% of our courses will be held in-person, and staff will be returning to work on campus a minimum of seven out of ten working days or its equivalent, in a two-week work cycle, as scheduled by their supervisors, effective Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.

We will continue to monitor the campus positivity rates and work closely with CUNY and public health officials to protect the health and safety of our community. You can monitor the results of campus weekly testing with CUNY’s Covid-19 Safety Tracker.  

At this time, we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated and boosted. It is the best way to keep you and your family safe during the pandemic. You may find vaccination sites at NYC Health and Hospitals and Vaccines.GOV.

Lastly, please remain vigilant and continue to ​follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others, which includes staying home if you are sick, social distancing, wearing a mask, washing your hands often, and monitoring your daily health.

I wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season.

By Hope Berte