• STAFF & FACULTY GUIDELINES

    Updated August 22, 2022

    Before Coming to Campus


    If you are fully vaccinated


    • Log in to CUNYfirst, click Vaccine Verification.
      • Instructions are available here and here is a visual guide.
      • You will need your vaccination info, a scan or photo of your vaccination card and, if you have the NY State Excelsior Pass, a scan or photo of your pass.
      • If you have difficulty uploading your documents try a different browser.
      • Please allow up to 10 days for Approval processing.
    • Obtain a CUNY Vax Pass through Cleared4:
      • You will receive a personalized link via email to complete registration. Use your personal link to access your CUNY Vax Pass
        • Consider bookmarking your link on your phone or saving to your phone’s home screen. You will need to access the link each time you enter campus.
      • You may also display your LaGuardia Mobile App I.D. with the green border that indicates vaccination and testing status.


    If you opt not to disclose vaccination status
    or have not been vaccinated


    • Log in to CUNYfirst, click Vaccine Verification.
      • See instructions on Page 4 of the visual guide.
      • In some cases, you will need to upload a signed Remote Work Agreement.
      • If you have difficulty uploading your documents try a different browser.
    • Get a COVID-19 PCR test to confirm you are COVID-19 negative within 7 days of each visit to campus.





  • Entering Campus


    Vax Pass Entry

    For persons with verified vaccination status

    • Masks are welcome but not required; review  CUNY’s mask mandate.
    • Be prepared to display your CUNY Vax Pass through your personal Cleared4 link or your LaGuardia Mobile App I.D with green border


    Non-Vax Pass Entry

    For persons without verified vaccination status

    • Masks are strongly encouraged in public and shared spaces on campus.
    • Be prepared to display your LaGuardia I.D.
    • And one of the following:
      • Negative results from a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 7 days,
      • Or your original CDC Vaccination record






    While on Campus


    If you are fully vaccinated


    • If you would like to continue wearing a mask, you are welcome to do so at any time.


    If you are not fully vaccinated


    • Masks are strongly encouraged at all times while on campus, especially if you cannot maintain safe physical distance with other individuals.
    • Maintaining a minimum of six-feet of physical distance with others is strongly encouraged.








    Technology Resources for Faculty






  • Frequently Asked Questions

    See CUNY’s Faculty & Staff FAQ


    Campus Access and Safety




    Faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

    Faculty and staff that are not vaccinated or have opted not to disclose their vaccination status are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at a CUNY testing site no more than 7 days prior to the visit. An email from Cleared4 with a unique link and further instructions will be sent to testing participants.

    To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the testing program also includes periodic screening of a random sampling of vaccinated individuals across the University. The frequency of such testing will depend upon the coronavirus positivity rate and the prevalence of variants among other factors. If you are selected for testing in a given period, you will receive an email from no-reply@cleared4.org with instructions.

    For the Spring 2022 semester all faculty will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19; details of the faculty mandate policy, which requires approval by the CUNY Board of Trustees, is forthcoming.


    All Students coming to campus for any reason must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person classes unless they have been granted an exception or medical exemption. Requests for exceptions or medical exemptions must be submitted via CUNYfirst.


    At this time, CUNY will not require face masks during the fall semester. Anyone who would like to continue wearing masks in any setting is welcome to do so at any time. Masks will continue to be available on campus and offices.

    Faculty, staff and students who are still not vaccinated are urged to continue to wear a mask. Mask requirements associated with isolation and quarantine remain in effect.

    Those who choose to wear a mask should continue to follow CDC guidance on acceptable face coverings.

    Note, campuses may still require employees to wear protective PPE masks due to the nature of their work. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards.


    All Public Safety posts will have masks available for employees that need one. In addition, kindly request PPE (masks, face shields or gloves) via your department’s e-stockroom liaison.


    Based on the most recent governing agencies guidelines, physical distancing is only a requirement for the unvaccinated, but the College continues to encourage distancing.


    The college will be accessible Monday- Friday 7 a.m.- 10:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.- 7 p.m., and Sunday 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. for specific programs only.

    For office hours, please visit https://www.laguardia.edu/campus-services.


    As of August 16, 2021, the Everbridge symptom checker and temperature checks are no longer required.


    Elevators will be operational with occupancy limits in place however, the use of staircases is encouraged.


    Three on-campus dining locations are now open for your convenience and enjoyment:
    • E-Building Atrium Café
      • Monday- Thursday 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
    • M-Building Cafeteria ( online ordering only)
      • Monday- Thursday 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
      • Friday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
    • C-Building Lobby Kiosk
      • Monday- Thursday 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
      • Friday 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
      • Saturday 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
    Hours are subject to change.


    All areas have been cleaned and disinfected prior to occupancy as per the College’s reopening plan and will continue to be cleaned on a scheduled basis. Protocol for housekeeping services remains the same, call ext. X5550 if services are needed.


    The IT Help Desk can assist employees with technology support.


    Procedures to request plexiglass barriers are forthcoming and must be approved by the department supervisor. Persons that do not qualify for a plexiglass barrier will be provided with a face shield.


    Please visit https://www.laguardia.edu/coronavirus/planning for detailed information.


    Vaccine Verification




    Faculty and staff can voluntarily provide verification of a COVID-19 vaccination by submitting documents through the CUNYfirst portal. A user guide on how to upload proof of vaccination can be found here. The deadline for uploading vaccine information is ten days before the first week you are coming back. For example, if you are coming back the week of September 6, the deadline for uploading the vaccination information is August 26.


    Your CUNYfirst Vaccine Verification page will indicate Approved status; additionally you will need to obtain a CUNY Vax Pass via Cleared4 and your LaGuardia Mobile App I.D will display a green border.


    Be prepared – Before coming to campus, complete registration with Cleared4 and save your personal link to your phone. Access the link to display your CUNY Vax Pass each time you enter campus.You may also display your LaGuardia Mobile App I.D. with a green border


    To ensure everyone’s safety vaccination documents must be verified. This can take up to ten days after you’ve submitted the documents on CUNYfirst. If you want to come to campus and your documents have not been verified in CUNYfirst, bring your original CDC COVID-19 vaccination record with you to the campus.


    The Cleared4 CUNY Vax Pass notifications can be received via email and printed if needed.


    RF Employees please see specific guidance here.
    ACE Students attending in-person or hybrid classes must provide proof of vaccination prior to coming to campus. Specific steps will be emailed to ACE students.
    Visitors must bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 7 days of coming to campus. Please see visitor registration instructions.


    COVID-19 Testing




    Unvaccinated faculty, staff and students and those who choose not to share their vaccination status must test every seven days if they are on-campus or in the office weekly. Otherwise, they are responsible for making sure that before they go to a campus or office they test within the previous seven days.


    To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the testing program also includes periodic screening of a random sampling of vaccinated individuals across the University. The frequency of such testing will depend upon the coronavirus positivity rate and the prevalence of variants among other factors. Learn more.


    LaGuardia is one of 20 CUNY testing sites; CUNY faculty, staff and students may utilize any of these sites but are encouraged to use the same site for retesting. Please review the detailed FAQs pertaining to CUNY’s COVID-19 Testing Program.
    • Prior to arrival, testing program participants will receive an email from Cleared4 (no-reply@cleared4work.com) to register online and make an appointment.
      • LaGuardia’s testing site will be open 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
    • Upon arrival, participants must use the E-Building Van Dam entrance, show their LaGuardia I.D. and will then be directed up the staircase into the corridor on the second floor. There will be floor decals and stanchions in place to direct traffic.
    • At the appointment, a testing program staff member will confirm the participant’s identity and assign a test kit with a unique number. Participants will self-swab 10x in each nostril. The sealed kit will be deposited in the designated location. Participants will then exit the area via the Van Dam exit.
    • Please review the detailed FAQs pertaining to CUNY’s COVID-19 Testing Program.


    For tests taken Monday through Thursday, results will be available in 24 hours.

    For tests taken on Friday, results will be available in 48 hours.

    For repeat testers, your test results expire every 7days, you will need to retake the test 48 hours in advance of the expiration date of results to ensure continuous access to campus.


    All individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have any symptoms of Coronavirus should stay home, self-isolate, and immediately notify the College Coronavirus Designees using the applicable email: Please include your full name and contact number. In addition, employees notify their supervisor(s).