COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Process
Proof of Vaccination
To complete the COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Process:VISIT THE DAILY CHECK SITE
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19.
All students – undergraduate, graduate and professional – were required to be vaccinated or obtain a medial or religious exemption prior to the start of the academic year. These rules will remain in place for all new or transfer students arriving at the start of the Spring 2022 semester.
In September 2021, President Biden issued an executive order that requires that all employees of certain contractors that do business with the federal government be vaccinated, unless exempt for medical or religious reasons. The university has numerous federal contracts that are covered by the provisions in the executive order. Because of the scope of the executive order, the university will require all employees, whether they work on campus in Ithaca, Geneva, New York City, or any other location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, or to have obtained a university-approved medical or religious exemption.
Frequently Asked Questions
What information will the university collect?
The system will allow community members to provide proof of vaccination, including: the manufacturer of the vaccine (e.g., Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen), the number of doses received, the dates and the location of each vaccination, and an image of your vaccination card.
How is vaccination 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 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 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.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.