President's Weekly Messages to Students
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:43 PM
Subject: Re-sharing the Chancellor's Letter to the University
Dear KCC Students,
Since the Governor's announcement yesterday about required vaccinations for all CUNY and SUNY students, I received a number of emails from students who have opted not to recieve the vaccine expressing their concerns. Know this, the Governor's decision is an effort to ensure the health and safety of the college community to the best extent possible. I am using my email this week to re-share with you a note from the Chancellor Felix Matos Rodriguez that was sent university wide. The following is a link to both his note as well as additional information about the vaccine and vaccination efforts. https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/
Note the higlighted section where he indicates that the University is in the process of developing guidance regarding exemptions to the vaccination requirement.
As we enter the final weeks of the semester, I hope all is well with you.
Dear CUNY students,
Earlier today, Governor Cuomo announced that COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all students attending in-person classes beginning this fall. With this in mind, I continue to strongly encourage every member of our CUNY familia to get vaccinated as soon as they are able.
Seeing many of your post-vax photos under the #VaxUpCUNY hashtag has already provided an uplifting reminder of the many ways that CUNY can come together to keep ourselves, our families and our city safe.
Getting vaccinated could not be easier: All vaccination sites in New York City allow walk-ins, meaning you do not need an appointment in advance, though you can still make one if you’d prefer. You can even visit one of our campuses to get your life-saving shot. Sites are located at Medgar Evers College, York College, City College, Lehman College and Queensborough Community College. For more information about the vaccine and where to get it, visit our #VaxUpCUNY webpage.
In the days ahead, we will be issuing guidance regarding exemptions to the vaccination requirement and other related matters; meanwhile, if I were a student who has not yet been vaccinated, I would not delay getting the vaccine. I cannot say it strongly enough: This is the most important thing each of us can do to keep the coronavirus under control moving forward.
I cannot wait to see many of your faces safely and in-person this fall. Let’s #VaxUpCUNY and end this pandemic for good.