Student Public Health Requirements, Effective July 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. If you have already been vaccinated, but have not yet uploaded your proof of vaccination, please do so in the Daily Check by August 16.
|Campus Public Health Requirements, Effective July 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|
|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||Strongly encouraged 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 Medicines Agency) and the WHO (World Health Organization).
NOTE: Individuals who may need disability accommodations should contact Student Disability Services.