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.
|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.