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Health and Safety Considerations for Academic Programs

The Cornell University Health and Safety Consideration Subcommittee works with college and school leadership as they plan for academic programs in fall 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Given that we are a campus operating amidst a pandemic, we should not expect campus to look or feel “normal” this fall. Our health, and our community’s health, and the ability to stay open, will be supported by collectively making some changes in how we operate.

The committee makes recommendations that are consistent with state and university policies, to help protect against the spread of COVID-19, and to allow for appropriate academic and operational activities. Recommendations are based on a number of considerations, including public health information available now about the prevalence of COVID-19 in the Cornell and regional communities. As circumstances change, or upon the review of other relevant information, these recommendations may be reviewed and modified.

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