I am writing with an update on the deadline for the faculty vaccination mandate, which I announced last month.
CUNY and the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY (PSC) have agreed to revise the date by which all full- and part-time faculty and non-teaching instructional staff (which includes among others NTAs, CLTs, and those in the HEO-title series) will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to upload proof of vaccination into CUNYFirst.
The deadline has been changed from Friday, Apr. 1 to Friday, May 27, 2022. The May 27 date applies to ECPs, as well.
We are defining the required number of dosages for full vaccination as both doses in a two-shot series (such as Moderna or Pfizer), or the one dose in a single-shot vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson), without boosters.
We continue to engage the PSC regarding the implementation details, and expect to provide information regarding guidelines for religious and medical exemptions in the near future.
If you haven’t gotten the vaccine, I encourage you to do so. It is the single most effective action we can take, individually and collectively, to ensure the safety of our community.
By Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, PhD