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 best way to protect yourself against COVID-19. To date, we have seen large numbers of faculty, staff and students who have already received the vaccine, and we anticipate that our campuses and classrooms largely will consist of fully vaccinated individuals this fall.
All students – undergraduate, graduate and professional – were required to be vaccinated and to submit proof of vaccination by Aug. 16 via the Daily Check portal. Cornell Health anticipates being able to administer COVID-19 vaccine to students who are unable to obtain a vaccine prior to the start of the semester. For more details, including how to schedule a vaccination appointment on campus, visit the Cornell Health website.
All faculty and staff on the Ithaca and Geneva campuses must either be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination to the Daily Check or participate in surveillance testing twice each week and comply with mask wearing requirements for the unvaccinated. Additional information about these requirements can be found in the Aug. 6 message to faculty and staff.
Cornell Tech students should register their vaccination with the Proof of Vaccination form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it important for the university to collect vaccination information?
As is already the case with travel and exposure quarantine restrictions, we anticipate that public health guidelines will continue to change as more people become vaccinated. It is important to have a system in place to verify vaccination status so we are able to work with the Cornell community to implement these public health responsibilities.
Most immediately, the information will be used to verify which members of the community are required to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact of someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York State Department of Health recently updated their respective quarantine guidance for asymptomatic, Fully Vaccinated individuals. As experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it is anticipated that federal and state guidance will continue to be updated.
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.