COVID-19: Protecting Our Community on Campus

Updated September 9, 2021


Keeping each other safe, together

We must continue to follow basic precautions to reduce the risks of COVID-19 for everyone. The College also has some specific details to be aware of on our Know Before You Go page.

When you’re here, you’ll need to:

  • wear a face covering when interacting with other people
  • keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others whenever possible
  • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • have a scheduled appointment to visit most student services and resources, or be admitted for scheduled, on-site classes or work hours.

For Students, Faculty, and Staff starting August 2021:

Because we’ll be using vaccinations and COVID-19 tests, the College stopped using daily health screenings and temperature checks in August 2021.


What we're doing on campus

Our strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in campus buildings fall into several categories:

 The College has been working to ensure our campus environment is safe for everyone who’s here. Everything we’ve done, and will do, meets or exceeds CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

You can check our website and CUNY’s Coronavirus Updates for changes throughout the reopening process.


The Campus Reopening Plan and CUNY Guidance

Hostos Community College’s Campus Reopening Plan was most recently updated in July 2021. It can be found on our website in two formats:

The reopening plan was developed and has been revised in accordance with the CUNY Guidelines for Safe Campus Reopening. Our plan and CUNY’s guidelines are both informed by NYSDOH and CDC rules and recommendations.