Vaccination Requirement


For the Spring 2023 semester, CUNY will be adhering to its current COVID-19 vaccination policy for students. As reminder, the policy stipulates the following.

  1. Students registering for in-person classes must be fully vaccinated, i.e. have received 2 doses in a 2-dose series, or have received a single-dose of the J&J vaccine.
  2. Students who register for in-person classes will be dropped if they do not upload proof of vaccination.
  3. No proof of vaccination is necessary when registering for online courses. 
  4. Vaccination is not required for students fully registered in ALL online classes.
  5. Booster shots are highly encouraged but not required.

Please note that students requesting religious exceptions or medical exemptions should do so 30 days before the drop date for noncompliance, i.e., November 21, 2022 for Winter 2023 and December 16, 2022for Spring 2023. There will be exceptions reviewed for the off-schedule campuses ongoing.

Student Athletes

  • As recently announced by the Chancellor, EUA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines are now required for all student athletes prior to being permitted to participate in any CUNY athletic activity, and regardless of FDA approval. Student athletes may receive a CUNY-approved exemption for medical or religious reasons but must then follow our COVID-19 testing protocols and or other related requirements.
  • Visit CUNY’s FAQs webpagefor real-time student vaccination updates.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Upload Vaccination Verification

Vaccine Verification Instructions visit step-by-step guide instruction for uploading vaccine verification to CUNYfirst. 

Vaccine Finder

Use these tools to find a free vaccine and/or booster site close to you and to check which vaccine(s) they offer



Face Masks

There is no mask mandate but wear a mask according to your preference. Read More

Cleared4 CUNY Access

This Cleared4 CUNY Vaccination Pass can be used by CUNY employees and students who have provided proof of vaccination.

You must register with Cleared4 to obtain your new CUNY Access Pass. You won't need to upload any information. Your vaccine verification has already been done.

To register: 

  1. Find the email from entitled Cleared for CUNY Access that was sent to your primary email account 
  2.  Click on the personal link in the email to begin registration with Cleared4
  3.  Once in Cleared4, read and accept the disclaimer
  4. Provide the personal information requested
  5. Click on the “Show Access Pass” button to attain your Cleared4 CUNY Access Pass  

Once you have registered for your Cleared4 pass (also referred to as the CUNY Access Pass, Cleared for CUNY Access Pass or GreenPass), you can delete the old Everbridge VaxPass, if you have it; it will no longer be accepted as proof of vaccination at CUNY entry points after you register.  

For quick entry to KCC and CUNY facilities, show your Cleared4 CUNY Access Pass in one of the following four ways:

  1. Screenshot on your device
  2. Personal link on your device
  3. QR Code on your device, or a
  4. Printout of your screenshot

See 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. Cleared4 FAQs are available in CUNY IT Help as well.  

Random COVID Testing

Random COVID Testing is required and not optional for all CUNY employees and students; vaccinated or not. CUNY employees and students are subject to random COVID-19 testing through Cleared4 SafeCircle. Failure to respond to random testing requests will void your Cleared4 access pass and you will not be allowed on campus. 

  • If you receive an email from notifying you that you have been selected for random COVID-19 testing, you must comply within the timeframe stated in the email.  You may test only at any one of the CUNY COVID-19 testing sites. Sites and times can be found on Find a CUNY COVID Testing Site.
  • The email will be sent to the address that you selected as “preferred” in your CUNYFirst account, so it is important to be diligent about checking all your emails regularly.
  • If you do not report for the COVID-19 testing at a CUNY testing site location within the timeframe specified, your access pass to campus will be paused and you will not be able to report to classes or offices until a negative test result is given.

COVID-19 Testing Program and Sites

All faculty and staff members who have not provided proof of vaccination in CUNYfirst or who chose not to disclose their vaccination status need to enroll in CUNY’s testing program and should have received an email with a link from Cleared4 to enroll.

KCC COVID-19 Testing Site

Effective Monday September 12, 2022,  the Fall COVID Testing Site hours of operation in U101 are as follows:

Times of Operation


8 am-12 noon


8 am-12 noon


1pm-7 pm


10am-2 pm


10 am-2 pm

Find another CUNY COVID-19 Testing Site.

For more details, read the Testing FAQ.

Testing Positive for COVID-19

Based on the new CDC COVID updates, we have created a new response guide that you can refer to for COVID exposure protocols Please continue to contact the KCC COVID Response team with all updates at  

For more details, read the CDC Guidelines for Isolation and Quarantine.

COVID-19 SafetyTracker

Central Office updates the CUNY COVID-19 SafetyTracker with the latest safety metrics from all CUNY campuses every Tuesday. That information is readily available on the CUNY site:  For more information, read the 

Visitor’s Policy

  • In compliance with the CUNY Visitor’s Policy, every visitor to a CUNY campus, whether accessing indoor or outdoor spaces, must continue to provide proof to CUNY that they (i) are fully vaccinated or (ii) have had a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test performed by an accredited lab no more than 7 days prior to the visit.


Spring 2023 COVID-19 Plan

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are our highest priorities. Communicating the latest guidance and policies to navigate in-person and hybrid learning and work is important.  Review Kingsborough Community College’s Spring 20223 COVID-19 Plan for the most comprehensive overview of the College’s efforts.


Protect yourself, your friends and your community. Learn more about the signs and symptoms.  Visit the links below for more informationCUNY Campus Health Services can also assess for symptoms of monkeypox, answer questions and make referrals to outside medical services.

On Campus Food Service 

Panda House will be providing food service in the Beach Café (also known as the U-Cafeteria) as well as in our T2Go location. In the Beach Café, Panda House will have the Breakfast/Sandwich Station open as well as the Grill Station for Breakfast and Lunch. Grab n Go items will be available at both locations, including hot and cold beverages. The complete menu, hours of operation and price list is available on the Food Service website.


Past COVID-19 webpages can be found below, and the content will be archived: