Campus is open ONLY to essential employees
All community members should be practicing remote learning, working, and social distancing.
VITA program is closed until further notice.
We currently have custodians restocking hand sanitizers, soaps and other cleaning supplies and ensuring spaces are clean. We are shifting two of the custodial evening crew to help support this effort. Signage has been posted around campus regarding proper hygiene (washing hands and covering coughs, etc.) and about the virus. Should you experience a bathroom facility, or sanitizer stand that is not properly stocked, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will dispatch someone to address the issue.
York College affirms our longstanding institutional values, including our commitment to diversity and inclusion. In adherence with the CUNY Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy, York does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. It is essential that we remain supportive, respectful, and inclusive to all members of our campus community at all times.
There has been an increase in acts of bullying and violence directed towards certain ethnicities and cultures, both in the public and at other institutions. Such acts can be perpetuated in person or online. We remind you to be aware of assumptions and prejudice, and to act in a respectful manner to individuals within our diverse campus community, regardless of the medium of interaction. Community standards that promote a culture of respect are just as applicable in the online learning environment as they are in our buildings and community.
As we move to distance, remote, and online learning alternatives, York and CUNY conduct policies remain in effect. Acts of discrimination, harassment or exclusion run counter to our institutional values and are contrary to CUNY Policy. If you witness or experience an incident of discrimination or harassment, you are encouraged to contact the Office of Diversity and Compliance at (718) 262-5304, or by email at email@example.com.
As always, if you are on campus and in immediate danger, please contact Public Safety at x2222.
For purposes of this virus, if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, 14 days after returning from a country under a CDC Level 3 warning, or after close contact with someone who has recently traveled to them and is displaying these symptoms, you should immediately contact your health care provider.
Employees who are sick and exhibiting symptoms of acute respiratory illness are asked to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer) and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines. Employees should notify their supervisor and keep them informed of their absence. For the health and safety of all employees, staff members who report to work exhibiting these symptoms may be sent home.
Employees returning from a country designated as “Level 3” by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are to contact the Human Resources Office before returning to work. The number to call for York’s Human Resources Office is 718-262-2135.
Students who need help connecting to a health care provider should call the Campus Health Services, located in AC1F01, at 718-262-2050. CUNY Central has also requested that each campus designate a liaison to handle inquiries and concerns. For York College, that person is Chief of Staff Dana Trimboli; if you have specific concerns about yourself or another member of the community related to COVID-19, please contact Ms. Trimboli at X5374 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a community, we want to encourage elbow bumps and hand waves, as opposed to handshakes. Hand sanitizer is great, but experts say washing your hands regularly with soap and water is even better. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands. Wearing a mask is considered necessary.
We understand that members of the college community may be anxious during this time. Students can receive free, confidential services in the Counseling Center located in AC-1G03 or call 718-262-2272. For faculty and staff, CUNY’s Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) is available to help. CUNY’s EAP may be reached at 1-866-327-2400 or https://www.deeroaks.com
Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued additional guidance on best practices that can help stop the spread of COVID-19. For more information on the City's response, visit: https://on.nyc.gov/2TOFnsB.
For updates on coronavirus, text COVID to 692-692.
For Coronavirus preparedness tips and safety info, visit: www.NYC.gov/coronavirus.
If you have specific concerns about yourself or another member of the community, please contact Ms. Trimboli, the campus coronavirus liaison email@example.com.
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May 27, 2020
As this challenging semester comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to commend you, our students, on your resilience for quickly adapting to the distance-learning modality.
April 20, 2020
While the current health crisis has impacted everyone, we know that it has been a particularly stressful time for our students. In an effort to support you, our students, York has initiated the Volunteer Emergency Student Success Coach project.
April 15, 2020
In these uncertain times we have all had to reengineer how we live our personal, educational and professional lives to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. It is for this reason that Chancellor Matos Rodriquez has had to make the unimaginable decision to postpone commencements across the university system.