COVID-19 Resources for Faculty and Staff

Below are resources compiled for faculty and staff as they navigate distance teaching and working remotely.

The most important thing is for faculty to confer with their students to get a sense of what the most effective and EQUITABLE way to move forward with distance learning should be, considering both faculty and student readiness, accessibility to devices and reliable internet access, and phone capabilities.

CUNY has asked faculty and staff to be prepared to accommodate affected students to the greatest reasonable extent. This includes, among other things:

  • facilitating enrollment after the deadline
  • fast-tracking academic advising
  • permitting make-up exams
  • extending due dates of final assignments and projects

Please see the COVID-19 Information Technology Resources page for information on how to contact the Helpdesk, obtaining hardware and software for distance teaching, communication and cloud storage services, Blackboard and Zoom resources, etc.

Please click here for guidance on research continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Counseling services for tax-levy employees

For faculty and staff experiencing heightened anxiety, CUNY’s Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) is available to help. CUNY’s EAP may be reached at 1-866-327-2400 or

Counseling services for Research Foundation employees

For help with feelings of stress or anxiety about these events, contact RFCUNY’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at:

Wellness Resources for everyone

Please refer to this page for additional wellness resources.

If you need to make purchases related to COVID-19 response, these should be made through CUNYfirst on tax levy funds. CUNY has requested that COVID-19 expenses be tracked separately, for potential reimbursement.

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