Dear Student,

I am writing with an update about showing your proof of vaccination for certain circumstances on campus; this is in addition to the Open Communicator upload that you did for approval with the College’s requirement. 

NYC Emergency Executive Order 228 and related orders, also known as Key to NYC, requires members of indoor fitness centers, including the Barnard Fitness Center (BFC) and dance studios, including Barnard Dance Studios to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO.

With the Key to NYC being applicable to BFC and Barnard Dance Studios, all students in PE and Dance courses must also show proof of vaccination and will need to present one of the following proofs of vaccination:

  • CDC Vaccination Card, or copy/photo of card
  • NYC Vaccination Record, or other immunization record from within or outside the US.
  • NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS
  • Excelsior Pass (Excelsior Pass Plus)

Please remember that in addition to your proof of vaccination, students will be required to show their Coverified green pass, have their Barnard ID card, and wear a mask throughout their visit, including during their workout or class. Students should not attend classes if they are feeling sick.

For students who cannot show proof of vaccination, please work with your Academic Adviser or Class Dean to seek an alternative.

To learn more about EEO-228, please visit:

Questions about Barnard’s vaccination policies and procedures can be addressed to

Best wishes for the start of the academic year,

Andrea Stagg
Chair, Barnard Vaccine Working Group
Deputy General Counsel & Director of Government Relations and Compliance