Live Smarter

Everyone has a role to play to ensure the health and safety of all Cornellians and the communities we share. It’s up to all of us to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Live Smarter.

Preparing for the spring semester

Whether you're already in the Ithaca area or still planning your return to campus, be sure to continue to follow all public health guidance and testing guidelines.

Visit Cornell's COVID-19 and Reactivation Planning website for more information about Cornell's virus testing program or contact

It's up to all of us to live smarter.


Respect Your Friends. Wear a Mask.

To protect you and others around you, wear a mask indoors and when physical distancing is not possible outdoors.

Physical distancing

Stay Apart. Keep in Touch.

Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet whenever possible. Greet others without physical contact.

Hand washing

20 Seconds = Clean Hands.

Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer often and don't touch your face.

Tissue box

Cover Your Face. Stop the Spread.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose of it properly.