Health & Safety

Face Masks & PPE

Effective June 1, the university has updated its existing campus COVID-19 health and safety requirements to align more closely with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and New York state guidance for activities that fully vaccinated individuals can resume without wearing a mask or physical distancing.

How to Wear a Mask

Masks are most effective when worn properly and can prevent inhaling and exhaling the COVID-19 virus, protecting you and those around you.

Do: Complete cover your nose and mouth
Don't: Wear a mask under your nose or chin
Do: Wear a mask indoors and when physical distancing is not possible outdoors.
Don't: Hang your mask around your neck or from your ear.
Do: Wear a mask that fits snugly against your face.
Don't: Leave gaps on the sides.
Do: Consider wearing a cloth mask over a disposable mask for additional protection
Don't: Combine a KN95 mask with any other mask

For additional information on face masks, including Cornell’s masking policy and where to obtain masks and PPE, please visit the Environmental Health & Safety website.