Accessing the CDI Building


If you are affiliated with CUNY (CUNY faculty, staff, students, RFCUNY employees), you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two-weeks after final dose). Students are required to be boosted as well.

1. Follow the Vaccination Verification Upload Instructions for:

  • CUNY Students
  • CUNY (tax-levy) Employees
  • RFCUNY Employees

  • 2. Once you upload your vaccination information and it is "approved" by either Student Affairs or Human Resources, you will then receive a link to "Cleared4", which you will need to show the CDI Public Safety Officer at the lobby's front desk

    3. On the day of your visit to our lab:
    • Find your personalized Cleared4 Access Link in your e-mail and present it along with validated CUNY ID to the Public Safety Officer in the CDI Lobby Front Desk.


    If you are NOT affiliated with CUNY, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two-weeks after final dose) in order to enter the CDI building. Please register on Cleared4 using this link: tinyurl.com/CUNYGuest and upload one of the below accepted vaccination documents. Please submit your documents at least three business days prior to your visit and wait for your documents to be approved (may take a few days). On the day of your visit, find your personalized Cleared4 Access Link (save this link!) in your e-mail and present it along with valid ID to the Public Safety Officer in the CDI Lobby Front Desk (contact your host from the lab prior to your arrival).
  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record
  • Official Vaccination Record from Issuing Authority
  • NYS Excelsior Pass
  • An official immunization record from outside of the United States with a completed WHO-approved vaccine series (As of date at bottom of this page includes US FDA Approved: Jansenn Johnson & Johnson (J&J Ad26.COV2.S), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY), Novavax Nuvaxovid; Internationally Approved: Oxford-AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Sinopharm-BBIBP, Sinovac CoronaVac, COVOVAX, CanSino Convidecia, Sinopharm Covilo, Bharat Biotech Covaxin).


  • Directions to our building: Center for Discovery and Innovation
    85 Saint Nicholas Ter, 3rd floor South
    New York, NY 10031-1246
    Detailed directions from the 125th St A/B/C/D subway station (northern exit at W 127th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue)

    Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2022