Campus Alert Level Green: fitness and recreation updates

February 22, 2021

Dear Cornellians,

I am pleased to share that our campus has returned to COVID-19 Alert Level Green, which allows for new opportunities for physical activity and in-person connection. As a reminder, even with these modifications to campus life, all public health guidelines must be followed at all times, including maintaining physical distance of six feet or more and wearing a face covering.

Beginning tomorrow, the following fitness and recreation opportunities can resume:

For all recreation and fitness activities, details on hours, types of allowable activity and capacity limits, please check either the recreation and fitness website or specific center websites.

You can also continue to stay active with virtual fitness classes, and we encourage you to enjoy the winter weather and utilize open outdoor spaces designated for physical fitness.

The following activities will remain virtual at this time:

  • Intramural sports group activities
  • Club sports
  • Student organization programs and events

We hope to continue to ease restrictions in the near future if the virus prevalence on our campus remains low. Visit the CampusGroups events calendar for virtual events from student organizations, offices and other areas on campus, and the Weeks of Welcome event calendar.

To hear more about these changes and other campus updates expected this spring, please join me and a few of my colleagues for a student and family forum on Tuesday, February 23 at 1p.m. EST.

While these changes allow for increased activity and community, they do still require us to remain dedicated and committed to preserving the health of our campus as we make these modifications. In-person connections are an important part of our individual and collective well-being, and our diligence in engaging responsibly will ensure that we can benefit from these connections for the remainder of the semester.

To those of you in Ithaca, I thank you, again, for doing your part to keep our community healthy, and for continuing to follow the Behavioral Compact and our travel and visitor policies.


Ryan Lombardi
Vice President for Student and Campus Life