Random Testing Causes Some To Lose Campus Access Without Notice

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–As an ongoing precaution, vaccinated members of Brooklyn College and other CUNY campuses are randomly selected for COVID-19 testing. For some students, they do not receive a notification of their selection and have their access passes to campus removed for not testing on time. 

“I was just very disappointed by how everything turned out and the lack of communication from the college regarding random testing. It was very frustrating not being able to go to class even after I had gotten tested because I wasn’t cleared,” said Shanjida Kamal, a vaccinated BC graduate student who was recently selected for testing and stopped at the gate for not having a functioning pass. “The program or policies set in place need to change and shouldn’t harm the students’ education this way.”