COVID-19 Resources for Students

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.

Please also see the CUNY Continuity for Students page.

Please see the COVID-19 Information Technology Resources page for information on how to contact the Helpdesk, obtaining hardware and software for distance learning, Blackboard and Zoom resources, free or low-cost internet service, and assistive technology services.

Click here to learn more about CUNY SPH’s library services, which can all be accessed online.

Please email CUNY SPH librarian Emily Pagano ( with any questions or concerns or to set up an appointment for a phone call, skype session, live chat, etc.

We will continue to provide student advisement, writing, and quantitative tutoring services via phone/email and through use of digital platforms like Zoom. Please refer to the Student Advising, Writing Assistance, and Quantitative Tutoring pages for more information on these services.

Please check the Fieldwork page for the latest info for students planning to complete their fieldwork in Fall 2020.

Please check the COVID-19 Updates for International Students page for the latest information.

Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams is available to provide free and confidential counseling to students experiencing heightened anxiety related to COVID-19 and other emotional health concerns. Please email her at to schedule an appointment. Virtual counseling is available via phone.

Students can view videos of workshops from the Remaining Resilient During the COVID-19 Pandemic Workshop Series, hosted by Sherry Adams:

Please refer to the Counseling and Wellness Services page for information and additional helpful links.

Students who are in need of financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, may apply for a grant from the CUNY SPH Student Emergency Fund. The CUNY SPH Student Emergency Fund is a year round fund which provides grants on a case-by-case basis to students facing acute catastrophic financial hardship. Individuals who apply may be asked to submit supporting documentation to demonstrate their financial need. For more information and to apply, click here.

All student services will be provided remotely including:

  • Accessibility Services (accommodations, awareness events, workshops)
  • Admissions (individual advisement and orientation events)
  • Alumni Network (networking events, holiday parties)
  • Career Services (counseling, job fairs, networking mixers, resume prep)
  • International Student Services (F-1 visas, OPT/STEM advisement)
  • Student Conduct/Title IX (trainings, hearings as guided and permitted by CUNY)
  • Student Government (events, student club events)
  • Veteran Services (individual advisement, events)

There will be no extracurricular activities held on campus during the remote learning/working period.

Questions? Concerns?

If you have questions or concerns not answered here, please reach out to Lynn Roberts, Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs (

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