Coming to Campus

  • To complete vaccine verification, you will need a scan or photo of your vaccination record card; the date of your second shot for Pfizer or Moderna or single shot for Johnson & Johnson; and if applicable, the date of your booster.
  • Once your vaccine verification has been approved, you will receive an email from This email will include a personal link to the Cleared4 system which will allow you access to your Cleared4 pass. Display this pass to Public Safety in order to access campus. Cleared4 Guide and FAQs.
  • Students: 2 Steps to Campus Access
  • Faculty and Staff Vaccine Verification Instructions. For assistance, email
  • Vaccinated students, faculty, and staff should upload vaccine verification to CUNYfirst well in advance of needing to access campus, as approval can take several days.
  • Your Cleared4 campus access will be integrated into your City Tech ID so that it will scan successfully at the turnstiles. If your City Tech ID Card is not working at the turnstiles, please reach out to Public Safety here.

Unvaccinated students and faculty with approved medical exemptions or religious exceptions need proof of a negative COVID test taken at a CUNY testing site within the last seven days to be able to access CUNY facilities.

Any CUNY student or employee who needs to be tested for any reason may walk into a CUNY Testing site, show their CUNY ID, register in the system and get tested. Results will be available within 24 to 48 hours.City Tech's COVID Testing site is located at 287 Jay Street, at the corner of Johnson St. For a list of CUNY testing sites and hours of operation, visit here.

  • Unvaccinated students who need to access emergency services on campus, such as mental health services, may do so if they present a negative test taken at a CUNY testing site within the last week.
  • Staff are not subject to the vaccine mandate. Unvaccinated staff can access campus by demonstrating proof of a negative COVID test from the past seven days at a CUNY testing site.

All visitors must be vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-test result before coming onto College premises.

To obtain entry to College premises:

  1. Visitors must self-register with the Cleared4 platform and upload all vaccination or test result information. Vaccine information must be approved before you can receive a personalized URL to your vaccine pass. Please submit vaccine info at least 24 hours before coming to campus. Scan the QR code below or self register here:
  2. If you have been pre-registered by the College, you will receive a personalized URL to begin uploading your testing and/or test results.
  3. In order to gain entry onto campus premises, you will be asked to show or scan your Cleared4 green Pass.
  4. Help and Support with the Cleared4 platform.

Those without a smartphone, please print your Cleared4 green token and bring to the College.

For assistance and inquiries, email

Definition of Visitor

A visitor to a University campus is someone who is not a CUNY student, faculty or staff member. Examples of visitors include, but are not limited to:

  • prospective students on campus for admission/ registration processes;
  • graduates no longer in the Cleared4 system;
  • vendors and other individuals coming to campus to perform activities related to a contract with or in support of the University;
  • employees of related entities of CUNY including without limitation auxiliary enterprise corporations, colleges associations, and child care centers;
  • unpaid college interns;
  • community members and other individuals coming to a campus to use University facilities such as pools and gyms, or to attend activities on campus; and
  • family members or friends of CUNY students, faculty, or staff

Rules for Visitors

Subject to the exceptions below, every visitor to the City Tech campus, whether accessing indoor or outdoor spaces, must provide to Public Safety officers stationed at building entrances photo ID and either digital or hard copy proof of (A) Full Vaccination or (B) a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed by an accredited lab no more than 7 days prior to the visit.

  • Two weeks after a second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or
  • Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine; or
  • At the time specified in either the FDA licensure or World Health Organization approval, after the final administration of any other

Visitors are also required to comply with all other University policies and codes of conduct, as well as government and/or campus-specific rules and protocols, applicable to individuals on campus that are intended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including by way of example:

  • any masking requirements; and
  • complying with any applicable federal, state or local quarantine

Before coming to City Tech, visitors are encouraged to consult to understand all guidelines.

Exception for Short Visits with No Close Contact

Visitors who are on campus for 30 minutes or less per visit do not have to comply with any COVID-19 vaccination or surveillance testing requirements applicable to CUNY staff unless the visitor expects during that time to be less than 6 feet distant of another person for a total of 15 minutes of more.

Exceptions for Visitors under 5

At present there is no vaccine available to individuals under the age of 5. The requirements for these children are as set forth on the attached Exhibit 1.

Type of Under 5 Groups Description CUNY Protocol
1. Accompanying a visitor Children accompanying a visitor who have business to tend to on campus for a limited time.
  • Exempt from testing
  • Recommended masking for children 2-5 years of age who are not eligible yet for the vaccine.
2. Attending events Children attending an event, performance, or assembly where a large group will congregate for an extended period.
  • Exempt from testing
  • Limit access on campus
  • Recommended masking for children 2-5 years of age who are not eligible yet for the vaccine.
3. Enrolled in programs Children who routinely come to CUNY facilities to participate in a program.
  • Require Weekly Testing
  • Recommended masking for children 2-5 years of age who are not eligible yet for the vaccine.

Per CUNY's Fall 2022 COVID Guidelines, New York City College of Technology will not require face masks during the fall semester.

Anyone who would like to continue wearing masks in any setting is welcome to do so at any time. Masks will continue to be available on campus and in offices.

Faculty, staff and students who are still not vaccinated are urged to continue to wear a mask. Mask requirements associated with isolation and quarantine as referenced later in these guidelines remain in effect. Those who choose to wear a mask should continue to follow CDC guidance on acceptable face coverings.

Note, campuses may still require employees to wear protective PPE masks due to the nature of their work. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards.

Because students and faculty are expected to be vaccinated in the Fall 2022 semester (except for those granted medical or religious exemptions), physical distancing (keeping space of at least 6 feet between people) will not be a required safety measure. People who are not fully vaccinated should continue to practice physical distancing.