Reducing the Number of People on Campus

For now, access to campus buildings will continue to be limited to students, faculty, and staff who have been authorized to come on campus and have undergone the health check-in process for that day.

  • If you need to come on campus, you’ll need to get approval before traveling here. Email Public Safety at with your request. Faculty and staff should copy their supervisor (staff) or department chair (faculty) on their message.
  • If you have a scheduled appointment with a student servies office, you're all set but must remember to complete the health check-in process before you come on campus.
  • If you're scheduled to come on campus as part of an approved work schedule or course, you do not need to contact us for approval each day. You still need to complete the health check-in process every day you're scheduled to come on campus.

We're making every effort to limit the number of “invited guests,” such as contractors, service personnel, and employees of DASNY (New York State's public finance and construction authority). If an invited guess is authorized, they too will undergo a health check-in each day they are approved to come to campus.

Non-essential visitors will not be allowed to enter College facilities at this time (phase 1 of reopening).

Preparing for Future Occupancy

The College is evaluating floor plans for occupancies and square footage for all instructional, circulation and support spaces. Each room’s maximum occupancy is being adjusted to allow at least six feet of distance between people, though we're targeting 113 square feet per person.

We've started this process with priority spaces. We're using the lowest level of occupancy numbers, determined by the two preferred methods of square footage per person and floor plan layouts. This information is being prepared to guide the individual offices and departments in their planning processes; departments and offices will make final decision about staffing.

Hostos will post health advisory, traffic direction-flow signs, affix 6 feet distance floor markings, and occupant capacities for classrooms, restrooms, elevators, elevator lobbies, dining/break areas and entrance areas to remind people to maintain physical distancing and avoid congregation. Posters will be placed throughout to encourage use of stairs to limit density in elevators, by enabling the use of stairs.