COVID-19 Guidelines and Resources for Fall 2020

In the interest of protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, CUNY SPH will deliver all courses in distance learning format for the fall 2020 semester.

Students, faculty, and staff will not be permitted on campus unless they have an essential business function that cannot be performed remotely. Any member of the SPH community seeking to come to campus must secure formal approval by submitting this request form. Upon approval from COVID-19 Campus Coordinator (Senior Associate Dean Susan Klitzman) they will be required to complete a Wellness Check Survey via Everbridge Safety Connection Pro/Contact Tracing mobile app before coming to campus.

Although our campus remains closed, SPH has complied with University and State guidelines and prepared a comprehensive “SPH Plan for Safe Reopening” and has implemented the full range of required safety measures on our 125th Street campus. See below for details about how we are keeping our campus safe for those who must conduct essential business onsite.

It is disappointing to be unable to work and learn together on campus but as a school of public health, we are acutely aware of the risks inherent in requiring students and employees to travel to our campus during the pandemic, particularly as the majority of our community members use public transportation.

Please rest assured that our faculty and staff are well-equipped and well-prepared to deliver learning and services online, as evidence by the smooth and successful rapid transition to full distance learning last March. Learn more about the resources available to students, faculty, and staff in the links below.

Social distancing floor sign

Our campus is closed to all but essential staff, with few exceptions. But in compliance with University and State regulations, we have implemented the full array of campus safety measures.

Student wearing headphones taking notes and working on a laptop

Information for students on distance learning resources, technology tools, and getting help and support.

Professor teaching an online class

Information for faculty and employees on online teaching resources, technology tools, COVID-19 related benefits, and getting help and support.


Working to address COVID-19

CUNY SPH faculty, students, and alumni are addressing the coronavirus pandemic through surveys of NYC residents, national cohort studies, systems science approaches, vaccine confidence advocacy, and more – and always through a social justice lens.


Voices on the pandemic

Our faculty, staff, students and alumni have been hard at work putting the COVID-19 pandemic into context for the public.

Monica McLemore

Achieving health equity: Reproductive justice, community engagement, and emancipatory research methods

September 30  |  4pm  |  Virtual  |  RSVP

Join us for the first Dean’s Grand Rounds of the semester with Monica McLemore, Associate Professor in the Family Health Care Nursing department at University of California, San Francisco.