Vaccination at Cornell

Cornell requires vaccination for students attending classes on the Ithaca, Geneva and Cornell Tech campuses.

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.

Vaccination is key to the resolution of this global pandemic, and we hope that all take this opportunity to protect yourselves, as well as our community.

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Getting Vaccinated

The CDC offers a tool to search for vaccination sites near you, and the Tompkins County Health Department has several local vaccination sites. For more details, visit the Cornell Health website.

Student and Employee Vaccination Requirement

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources