If you’re a CUNY or SUNY student going back to in-person learning this fall, you’re going to need a COVID vaccination.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the requirement at a press conference Monday morning. He’s also encouraging private schools to follow suite.
“Let’s make a global statement: you cannot go back to school in September unless you have the vaccine,” the governor said.
According to the state COVID vaccine tracker website, 60% of New Yorkers 18 years and older have received at least one dose, and roughly 50% are fully vaccinated. In the Bronx, about 411,000 are fully vaccinated. One SUNY campus and three CUNY campuses are located in the Bronx.