Expanding Availability of Testing
In light of the overwhelming spread of Covid-19 and the omicron variant in New York City and the country at large, and the challenges with obtaining a test for the virus, all CUNY faculty, staff and students will be able to test for any reason in one of the Applied DNA Clinical Labs, on CUNY campus sites.
Your CUNY ID is all that is needed for access to a test.
BCC’s testing site is located in Snow Hall (across the street from the Hall of Fame gate). If it is more convenient for you to visit another location, please find all CUNY testing centers and hours of operation here.
The campus will continue to operate with its current telecommuting schedule with support offices operating at 50% in person and 50% remote, except for essential staff. The College will continue to monitor the University’s guidance of returning with 70% in-person 30% remote staffing levels for the first day of the spring semester on January 28th, 2022.
Testing at CUNY Sites
To address the shortage of testing options and the long lines we are seeing throughout the city, we are pleased to have worked out an agreement with our testing provider, Applied DNA, to expand our current services so we can also offer free PCR testing at CUNY testing sites beginning on Tuesday, December 28. From that day on, any CUNY student or employee who needs to be tested for any reason will be able to walk into a site, show their CUNY ID, register in the system and get tested. Results will be available as usual within 24 to 48 hours.
Please note that Applied DNA is using a new PCR test that captures the omicron variant.
For a list of CUNY sites and hours of operation, visit CUNY sites.
For our general FAQ on the testing program, visit Testing Protocol – FAQ. We are also working to expand the availability of additional non-CUNY testing sites on our campuses, as well as sites to get vaccinated and boosted.
Bronx Community College
Campus: Bronx Community College
Contact: Kay Ellis
Location: Snow Hall, First Floor
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Encouraging Weekly Results
CUNY’s weekly testing numbers have been consistently encouraging for the last four months. Beginning August 25 and through December 19, the University conducted 91,452 tests of unvaccinated individuals, of which 285 have been positive, a rate of 0.30%, considerably lower than the city- and statewide figures. You can monitor the results of our weekly testing in the CUNY COVID-19 Safety Tracker. CUNY’s random COVID-19 testing program of vaccinated individuals ramped up recently, adding to the measures we have taken this fall to keep CUNY’s campuses safe.
Protocol if Exposed or Positive
A reminder that CUNY requires unvaccinated individuals to enter quarantine in the event of possible exposure to COVID-19. Unvaccinated employees and students can return to work or classroom after 10 days with a negative test result or, with appropriate medical clearance to return to work. This documentation must be dated no earlier than 3 days prior to the anticipated return to work date. This requirement applies to all quarantines including those needed because of symptoms, a positive test or exposure. In the event of possible exposure, vaccinated individuals should stay home for 5 days and can return to their worksite or classroom after 5 days with a negative test result. Isolation is required for everyone diagnosed with COVID-19. For further details on protocols, please visit here.