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Effective Sept 27, 2021, you can not use the Everbridge or the Excelsior Pass. As a reminder, 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.

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.

Entering Campus

You will need to show a green pass which indicates you are either fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test obtained from a CUNY testing center. You can do this one of two ways:

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YC Cardinal App

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
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CUNY Access Pass

The Cleared4 system will now serve as the “CUNY Access Pass” for all vaccinated students and employees. 

Look for an email from "no-reply@cleared4work.com" so you can complete your registration and get their new “green” pass.

Vaccinated employees and students will receive two emails from no-reply@cleared4work.com to their primary email account listed in CUNYfirst.  The text of the email message is provided below.  The new Cleared4 access pass will expire one year after the date of the final shot required to be fully vaccinated. The Everbridge Vaxpass system will no longer be available as of September 27, 2021.

Email 1 – Welcome Message

Dear _________________,

As your fully vaccinated status has been submitted, verified, and approved, you have been entered into the Cleared4 system. You will receive a second email granting you a CUNY Access Pass that can be used to quickly enter CUNY facilities. To access and present this pass, please visit your Cleared4 personal <Unique Employee Link>. Do not share your link with others. Note that the Cleared4 pass is replacing the Everbridge VaxPass, which will no longer be used to gain entry to CUNY facilities after September 27, 2021.

Email 2 – Access Pass Granted

Dear _________________,

You have been granted a CUNY Access Pass in the Cleared4 system. This pass is replacing the Everbridge Vaxpass and may be required to enter a CUNY college or building. Once you have completed registering in Cleared4, you can access or print your pass by pasting your personal link <Unique Employee Link> into any web browser and clicking on your Show Access pass. You can also show your pass on your phone or smart device. Please do not share this link with others. To learn more about using the Cleared4 system, search for “Cleared4” in the cunyithelp.cuny.edu website.
Please take a look at the CUNY Access - Cleared4 Guide for Vaccinated CUNY Students, Faculty and Staff in CUNY IT Help for information on setting up and using Cleared4 instead of Everbridge VaxPass or Excelsior. Cleared4 FAQs are available in CUNY IT Help as well. 


Cleared4 - After September 27

Student members of the community who have medical/religious exemptions, students less than 14 days past their final shot, or faculty/staff who are choosing not to reveal vaccination status:

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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