Building Entry Policy

Faculty and Staff


The day of your scheduled visit to The Graduate Center

Faculty and staff who want to come to their office at The Graduate Center must following these steps when arriving at The Graduate Center:

  1. Complete the daily wellness check survey through the Everbridge Health Screening app or Kiosk.

    The survey involves five short questions. Graduate Center students, faculty and staff can use the Guide for Instructions on Accessing and Using the App. Those without smartphones can use the Guide for Health Screening by Email. Visitors should use the Visitors' Guide for instructions. Answer the questions carefully as you will not be able to go back and change your responses.

    Based on the answers provided, you will receive confirmation within the app or in your email that clears you to enter the building (a green token). If you receive an Access Denied (a red token) response, you will not be permitted to enter the building. You will not be able to retake the Health Screening app until you are cleared to return. In order to be cleared to return to a CUNY location, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, medical clearance from a physician and/or quarantine will be required.

    CUNY's Everbridge Health Screening App FAQs provides answers to anticipated questions about the screening process, the app, privacy, contact tracing/tracking, and data collection.

  2. Check in at the front desk by showing your GC ID and Everbridge green token.

Students


The Library coordinates access for current Graduate Center students available Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., beginning Monday, June 7.
 
Although in-person library services are not yet available, the space provides a quiet and comfortable place to study.
 
To support community safety, we have established a day pass system. Please follow these steps before 3 p.m. the day before you plan to come to the library. We can only offer you a seat if you have a confirmed reservation.
 
Follow these simple steps:

  • Go to the library’s day pass reservation page (https://gc-cuny.libcal.com/reserve/)
  • Select the date of your desired visit.
  • Reserve a seat by clicking on a green bar, which turns yellow indicating it is your booking.
  • Hit “submit times” at the bottom of the page. You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation that you should bring with you to The Graduate Center.
  • You will need to sign in at the lobby desk with your Graduate Center ID and complete the Everbridge screening app questionnaire to present a green token to public safety

The day of your scheduled time at The Graduate Center:

  1. When you come to The Graduate Center, please bring a printed copy of the confirmation message, or be prepared to show the message on your phone, tablet, or laptop when you check in at the front desk.

  2. You will need to sign in at the lobby desk presenting your Graduate Center ID or a valid government-issued photo ID.

  3. Complete the daily wellness check survey through the Everbridge Health Screening app on your personal device or the Everbridge Kiosk at the front desk. Individuals who receive a green token will be allowed entry. Individuals who receive a red token will not be allowed entry.

    The survey involves five short questions. Graduate Center students, faculty and staff can use the Guide for Instructions on Accessing and Using the App. Those without smartphones can use the Guide for Health Screening by Email. Visitors should use the Visitors' Guide for instructions. Answer the questions carefully as you will not be able to go back and change your responses.

    Based on the answers provided, you will receive confirmation within the app or in your email that clears you to enter the building (a green token). If you receive an Access Denied (a red token) response, you will not be permitted to enter the building. You will not be able to retake the Health Screening app until you are cleared to return. In order to be cleared to return to a CUNY location, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, medical clearance from a physician and/or quarantine will be required.

    CUNY's Everbridge Health Screening App FAQs provides answers to anticipated questions about the screening process, the app, privacy, contact tracing/tracking, and data collection.

  4. Under current CUNY and campus policies, people on campus must:

    1. Wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth
    2. Maintain six-foot physical distancing 

Please note that no food or drink is permitted in the library space. 
 
Mina Rees Library services remain available online. We plan to restore on-site services, including circulation of books and interlibrary loan print materials, on Monday, August 2, 2021.  Please reach out to the library staff with any library-related questions at ref@gc.cuny.edu or via live chat. 
 
Information about the availability of other Graduate Center study spaces will be provided soon.
 
For questions regarding The Graduate Center’s reopening plans and current building access policies, please email reactivation@gc.cuny.edu.


Coming to The Graduate Center FAQs


Q: If I don’t have a smart phone or do not want to download the Everbridge Health Screening App, how can I complete the daily wellness check?
A: There is a kiosk at the front desk where those who do not have a smart phone or the Everbridge Health Screening App can complete the daily wellness check.
 
Q: What happens if I receive a Red Token when I complete the daily wellness check?
A: If you receive a Red Token, you will not be permitted to enter the building. You will not be able to retake the daily wellness check survey until you are cleared to return. In order to be cleared to return to a CUNY location, proof of a negative COIVD-19 test result, medical clearance from a physician, and/or quarantine will be required.
 
Q: Where can I get a COVID test?
A: To find a testing site near you text COVID TEST to 855-48. New York City Health and Hospitals and City MD provide COVID testing. The Empire State CSV, located at 358 Fifth Avenue, offers rapid test as part of the New York Forward Partnership.
 
Q: May I bring a guest along with me?
A: No. At this time, students, faculty, and staff are not permitted to bring guests.
 
Q: Do I need to wear a mask while in The Graduate Center?
A: You are required to follow the current COVID protocols in place at The Graduate Center, this includes wearing a mask in all shared areas of the building.
 
Q: Are physical distancing requirements in place?
A: Yes. At this time, The Graduate Center is operating under a physical distancing requirement of six feet.
 
Q: Can I buy food in the dining commons or bring food to prepare in the pantry?
A: No. At this time, the dining commons and pantries are closed. Food is not allowed in research labs, recital halls, or the library.
 
Q: How can I request IT support while I am on campus?
A: IT and media support can be initiated via email at itservices@gc.cuny.edulive chat, or Self Service.

Submitted on: AUG 31, 2020

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