Part 7: Social Distancing and Room Capacity Limits

As per CUNY policy, physical distancing will not be a required safety measure for classroom and educational settings. While the College understands that social distancing is not required, we will encourage and expect that people who are not fully vaccinated should continue to practice physical distancing of six feet.

With the upsurge of rates of infection due to the Delta variant, we are going to require that everyone in the building, no matter their vaccination status, be masked in all shared spaces.  In a classroom, if a vaccinated professor is teaching a class and is able to keep social distance from everyone else in the room, he or she may choose not to wear a mask.  Note that this exception applies only to faculty; students are still required to wear masks during classes.

Measures will be taken to reduce interpersonal contact and to limit on-site interactions.  Most College committees will meet on Zoom or Teams during the Fall 1 semester.  In-person gatherings such as staff meetings will be hybrid or limited as much as possible. If videoconferencing or teleconferencing cannot be used and an essential in-person meeting is required, such meetings will be held in open, well-ventilated spaces with appropriate social distancing between participants (i.e., leave space between chairs, have individuals sit in alternating chairs).

We will ask faculty, staff, and students who are unvaccinated to respect 6’ social distancing whenever possible.

Tape and signs denoting foot traffic and distance will be used in common areas to facilitate awareness of social distancing.

Signs are posted throughout campus, consistent with DOH COVID-19 signage, and will be used to remind individuals to:

  • Cover their nose and mouth with an approved face covering.
  • Properly store and, when necessary, discard PPE.
  • Adhere to physical distancing instructions.
  • How they should report any symptoms or exposure to COVID-19.
  • Follow hand hygiene and cleaning/disinfection guidelines
  • Follow appropriate respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.

Designated areas for pick-ups and deliveries will be established, limiting contact to the extent possible, particularly unvaccinated and untested students who need to pick up technology or food pantry items.