Recent news

Recent news

A summary of some new news related to CUNY's and CSI's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. See for the archive.

To add/suggest news, please email John Verzani


It is very unlikely that there will be any in person classes possible on the first day of classes.

The East Coast Conference Council of Presidents has unanimously voted to suspend all intercollegiate competition during the fall 2020 semester due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The ECC is committed to providing meaningful seasons of competition for all impacted teams and their student-athletes during the spring semester with plans to begin competition after January 1, 2021.



Down almost across the board.

7/16 CUNY repopening guidelines

The guidelines in Part 2 follow the outline developed by New York State. They detail

requirements and recommendations for: People, including physical distancing, gatherings in enclosed places, operational activity and movement of goods; Places, including protective equipment, hygiene, staged reopening and communications; Processes, including screening, testing, tracing and tracking; and Institutional Plans. A

7/16 CUNY reopening supplemental guidelines

7/16 CUNY reopening checklist


With interview of developer (Thanks Deb Franzblau)

7/21 Opening Campuses Is Risky. The Alternative Is Worse

Colleges and universities can successfully navigate coronavirus perils with prudence and lots of creativity.

Indeed, public universities especially are facing a host of financial pressures that only extra funding from the federal government can alleviate. With state revenues shrinking due to Covid, universities sorely need an infusion of aid beyond the $14 billion available through the Cares Act, the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package that Congress passed in March. For example, Rutgers University in New Jersey has taken a $183 million hit so far; only $27 million of that will be made up by funds from the Cares Act.

Wash your hands and maintain a "social distance."
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