NY HERO Act Enacted

September 16, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Earlier this month, we shared information about the New York Health and Essential Rights Act, known as the NY HERO Act. Since that communication, Governor Hochul has designated COVID-19 a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under the new act. This designation requires the university to implement additional measures beyond those currently in place.

Accordingly, all Cornell employees are required to:

All health and safety requirements in place to combat the spread of COVID-19 can be found on the university’s COVID-19 Response website. For more information, regarding the NY HERO Act and airborne disease mitigation, please review the university’s Airborne Infectious Agents plan.


Tim Fitzpatrick
Senior Director, Environment, Health, Safety and Emergency Management

Allan Bishop
Associate Vice President, Human Resources

John D. Clarke, MD, FAAFP
Director of Occupational Medicine, Cornell Health

*If you have trouble launching the training, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://journey.cep.cornell.edu/e/581183/k-dowbt-EHS2021-WBT-2021-09-14/2lqnm4/740952779?h=pZ48w_LDTPb3cUsRunsKe7Uzedf0dfpLJ8tvm_PXL6I