COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination and Booster Process
Proof of Vaccination and Booster Process
To complete the COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination and Booster Process:VISIT THE DAILY CHECK SITE
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19.
Cornell requires all students and employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine and booster as part of comprehensive vaccination against this virus. The booster requirement must be met by January 31, or 30 days after you become eligible, and proof of booster must be uploaded to the Daily Check.
All employees, whether they work on campus in Ithaca, Geneva, New York City, or any other location, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have obtained a university-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement extends to temporary and casual employees as well as those who work fully or partially from a remote location.
Additionally, Cornell will require all students and employees who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to get a booster. The booster requirement must be met by January 31, or 30 days after you become eligible. Currently, individuals are eligible for a booster shot five months after they have received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two months after they have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Frequently Asked Questions
What information will the university collect?
The system will allow community members to provide proof of vaccination and boosters, including: the manufacturer of the vaccine (e.g., Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen), the number of doses received, including boosters, the dates and the location of each vaccination, and an image of your vaccination card.
How is vaccination and booster information captured via the Daily Check stored and protected?
The Daily Check is a custom application that was developed in-house by Cornell Information Technologies. The server and database access are located behind Cornell NetID authentication and hosted within a Cornell-contracted cloud hosting provider with firewall protection. Data used for other student services purposes as pandemic conditions evolve will be stored on university systems that are similarly protected and that are used on a daily basis for all other student data.
Who has access to employees’ vaccination data that is captured in Cornell’s Daily Check?
While the data collected is not covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy law (HIPAA), the university is keeping vaccination and booster information confidential just as it would any other employee data. The only people who can see all of the individual data are a limited number of university employees who are verifying or maintaining the records. Other university employees who will be implementing changes in university operations as pandemic conditions evolve will have access to only the data needed (e.g., vaccination and booster status) to implement the operational changes. Aggregate data will be used by the university to inform its decisions about policy and operational changes.
For a full list of Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Process:
The COVID-19 Support Center offers support to all members of the Cornell community for questions regarding testing, vaccines, travel and more.
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | By phone: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed noon to 1 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday, Closed.