Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination for in-person faculty and instructors

Jan. 11, 2021

Dear Ithaca campus community,

Earlier today, New York state added “in-person college faculty or instructors” to the list of populations who are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. They join a list that already includes our campus community health care, emergency medical services, police and fire personnel, along with employees who are over 75.

We have already communicated with those of you whose roles are now eligible for vaccination, providing more information about the process for signing up and required documentation. However, as it relates to in-person instruction, we know that our list is incomplete. If you are planning to teach in person this semester and have not received an email regarding vaccination eligibility from the Cornell COVID-19 Vaccination Team, we ask that you please submit a ticket to the Daily Check Help Desk as soon as possible.

As is the case across the country, demand for the vaccine among populations that have been deemed eligible to receive it far exceeds supply. It is our hope that vaccination supplies in our region will soon be in such abundance as to allow all eligible individuals to receive it, and for more of our community to be deemed eligible. However, this will take ongoing patience as the vaccination program continues to roll out. In the meantime, we urge all of you who are eligible to be vaccinated to take care of this protective measure as soon as possible.

We will continue to communicate with you as more information becomes available. In the meantime, we encourage you to review a new COVID-19 vaccines FAQ posted to the university’s COVID-19 website.


Michael Kotlikoff

Mary Opperman
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer