Reactivating Campus

State & Local Guidelines

In accordance with New York state reopening guidelines, Cornell developed and submitted a reactivation plan (PDF) to the New York State Department of Health. This report included plans for restarting campus operations including students, faculty and staff return; policies to track health conditions on campus; plans for how to respond to positive or suspected cases, as well as preventative policies and practices; and contingency plans for decreasing on-campus activities and operations and/or closing campus.

Cornell adheres closely to state and local guidance as we reactivate our campuses and facilities in a safe, responsible and legal manner. To ensure workplace health and safety, employees must adhere to the Working During COVID-19 guidance issued by the Division of Human Resources ; all campus activities must adhere to health and safety standards and practices and be cleared by college and school deans or unit leads. The Daily Check is required to be completed by all Ithaca-based students, and by faculty and staff who have been approved to return to campus by their dean, department chair or supervisor.