Faculty coordinating a fieldtrip must follow new protocols established during the Fall 2020 semester. In addition to assessing safety, Queens College must comply with federal, state, and local regulations as well as with CUNY guidelines on COVID-19. Similar to the approval process for accessing the campus, approval of in-person gatherings off campus must take into account such factors as reporting protocols and the possible effects on the QC community.
All field trips require prior approval. This includes day trips (without an overnight stay) within the five boroughs of New York City that require only the use of public transportation or private or publicly-accessible transportation alternatives for students with disabilities and those that do not involve high-risk activities.
In addition to the standard field trip request package, faculty must also submit:
full names and emails for each student that will participate
emergency contact information for each student.
Once a field trip request has been approved, the faculty member will be responsible for confirming or conducting day-of health screenings for each student as required by the State and CUNY, and within 3 business days of the field trip, attest to having done so by submitting the names of each student for whom a health screening was confirmed or conducted. (A submission form will be provided.)
During field trips, faculty and students must comply with all safety guidelines as set forth by New York State, including wearing face masks at all times and staying six feet apart.
CUNY's travel guidance page: https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/travel-guidance/