Upload proof of COVID-19 booster to Daily Check

Jan. 21, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

As we prepare for the start of the spring semester, we want to thank the faculty and staff who have met the vaccination and booster requirements by receiving their shots and uploading proof, or by receiving a university-approved exemption. Overall, nearly 75% of our eligible workforce has already uploaded their booster documentation.

For those of you who have yet to file your booster confirmation, please upload proof of your COVID-19 booster to the Daily Check or request a university approved disability/medical or religious exemption by Jan. 31 or 30 days after you are eligible. If you need assistance with uploading the documentation, please visit a testing site and request help from a staff member there.

Anyone who is eligible for a booster and has not met the requirement by Jan. 31 will be out of compliance and required to test twice a week by PCR at one of Cornell’s surveillance sites. This requirement will not be in place for staff who are fully remote or for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days. Required testing will end once an individual has come into compliance. Those who continue to fail to meet the booster requirement may face appropriate employment action.

Individuals are eligible for boosters two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or five months after receiving the final dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Additional information about Cornell’s booster requirement, including a set of frequently asked questions, can be found at Working at Cornell: Vaccination and Booster.

Faculty and staff who are eligible for a booster can find free clinics sponsored by Tompkins County, or through vaccines.gov.

Employees who have an approved disability/medical or religious exemption are required to participate in twice weekly testing throughout the spring semester.

In addition, please be sure to wear snug-fitted, high-quality masks when on campus (ASTM (procedure or surgical), KN95, FFP2, KF94 or NIOSH N95). Cloth masks are not approved unless worn in conjunction with an ASTM medical mask. Free masks can be picked up at any of Cornell’s COVID-19 testing sites.

We continue to work through updates to guidance and will share additional details once they are available.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep our community healthy and safe.


Mike Kotlikoff

Mary Opperman
Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer