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Effective Aug 16, 2021, anyone entering a York College facility for any reason must wear a face mask AND show that they are fully vaccinated OR provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within the past seven days from a testing center located on any CUNY campus. At York, the testing center is located near the entrance of the parking lot. Two entrances are open: Liberty Avenue and Guy L. Brewer Blvd.

Unvaccinated students who have on-campus class sessions between August 25 and the September 27 deadline will have to show proof of a negative test from a CUNY testing site taken no more than 7 days before visiting campus for any reason.

Wear a Face Mask

Regardless of vaccination status, everyone on campus must:

  • Wear a face mask inside all CUNY campus and office buildings, and
  • Wear a mask outdoors on campus when unable to maintain six feet of distance, such as at a sporting event or other types of gatherings.

Be fully vaccinated or provide proof of negative COVID-19 test obtained from a CUNY testing center

Using one of the applications listed below, everyone entering campus must show that they are fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within the past seven days from a testing center located on any CUNY campus. At York, the testing center is located near the entrance of the parking lot on Guy L. Brewer Blvd.

Use the YC Cardinal App/YC VAX App to enter the Campus 

We have updated the Cardinal App to include the newly created YC Vax App.

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.

Student Login

  • Select Your Experience "Student"
  • Use your York College Network Account (your account to access your campus resources, not your email or CUNYfirst account) username and password

Faculty/Staff login

  • Select Your Experience "Faculty/Staff"
  • Use your York College Network Account username (to login to the YC Cardinal App, enter yorkcollege\ and your York College Network Account user name, e.g. "yorkcollege\jdoe")
  • Enter your password

Everbridge CUNY VaxPass

CUNY employees and students who have provided proof of vaccination using the Vaccine Verification Registration Form in CUNYfirst and who have been verified by the Human Resources office (for employees) or Location Vaccine Authority (LVA) (for students) as having been vaccinated. 

A simple one-time VaxPass setup guide is available at VaxPass User Setup Guide. Any technical issues in setting up the Everbridge VaxPass should be referred to the college's IT Help Desk.

Cleared4 - Unvaccinated or choose not to reveal vaccination status

All members of the CUNY community who are unvaccinated or choose not to reveal their vaccination status will be required to test through CUNY ADCL. 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.

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