Student Public Health Requirements, Effective June 1

The university has modified existing campus COVID-19 health and safety requirements to more closely align with CDC and New York state guidance. All students – undergraduate, graduate and professional – are expected to document their vaccination status with the university and act honestly and ethically in observing requirements for mask-wearing. Failure to observe these responsibilities may lead to a student’s removal from summer programs or activities.

Students remaining in Ithaca will be expected to follow the guidelines below when on campus or participating in Cornell sponsored events/activity. Please note, this guidance is for the summer and is subject to change. Updated guidelines for the fall semester will be released closer to the start of the semester.

Campus Public Health Requirements, Effective June 1 Fully vaccinated students* Unvaccinated students
Maintain 6-foot physical distance with others, when possible. Not required with the exception of indoor classrooms and indoor dining Required
Wear a mask when indoors. Not required with the exception of classrooms and residence hall common areas Required
Wear a mask when in a lab. Not Required Required
Wear a mask outdoors when gathering in groups of any size where physical distancing is not possible. Not Required Required
Complete the Daily Check health assessment each day before arriving on campus or accessing campus facilities. Required Required
Participate in surveillance testing. Not Required Required only for students who are enrolled in summer courses/programs, conducting research, living on-campus or employed by Cornell
Utilize supplemental testing as needed. Optional Optional
Follow testing protocols after domestic or international travel. Not Required Required only for students who are enrolled in summer courses/programs, conducting research, living on-campus or employed by Cornell

* Students are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final dose schedule of an FDA-authorized vaccine; proof of vaccination must be uploaded to the Daily Check. For the fall semester, Cornell will accept all vaccines approved by the following three organizations: the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), the EMA (European Medical Association) and the WHO (World Health Organization).

NOTE: Individuals who may need disability accommodations should contact Student Disability Services.