Clients & Veterinarians
Hospitals Open
  • Clients: Curbside and limited in-person veterinary appointments. Hospital personnel and clients to wear masks within the hospital facilities.
  • Pharmacy: Curbside & mail service only.
  • Veterinarians: Informative meetings and COVID-19 related resources provided to support the veterinary community.
  • Safety: Follow university safety guidelines 
  • Testing: Not fully vaccinated, 1 x per week (will increase to 2 x week Aug 23); if fully vaccinated, some level of surveillance testing (frequency and dates in the Daily Check)
  • Daily Check: Use Daily Check to upload proof of vaccination and access testing 
  • Vaccines: See NYS updates
Faculty & Staff
  • Safety: Follow university safety guidelines 

  • Testing: Not fully vaccinated, 1 x per week (will increase to 2 x per week Aug 23); if fully vaccinated, exempt from testing

  • Daily Check: Use Daily Check to upload proof of vaccination and access surveillance/supplemental testing

  • Vaccines: See NYS updates

Cornell University and the College of Veterinary Medicine are closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

What's New?

  • August 6, 2021: All faculty and staff must either be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine and submit proof of vaccination to the Daily Check or participate in surveillance testing 1x each week (will increase to 2x per week Aug 23) and comply with mask wearing requirements for the unvaccinated.
  • August 3, 2021: All unvaccinated students (and those not yet fully vaccinated) are required to participate in regular surveillance testing until fully vaccinated. In addition, given our evolving understanding of the delta variant, all vaccinated undergraduate students, as well as students enrolled in Cornell’s three professional schools (CVM, Law, Johnson), will initially be required to participate in some level of surveillance testing for a period of time necessary to determine the prevalence on campus when students return. The frequency and dates of your surveillance testing will be displayed in your Daily Check portal. 
  • July 1, 2021: Effective July 1, there are new campus-wide Cornell public health guidelines, including Daily Check health assessments no longer are required each day before arriving on campus, regardless of vaccination status. For more details CLICK HERE.
  • Mar 24 2021: The COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Process is available through the Daily Check and allows all faculty, staff and students to easily upload proof of vaccination

Cornell University creates its own COVID-19 Testing Laboratory on campus

The new Cornell COVID-19 Testing Laboratory (CCTL) housed in the College of Veterinary Medicine is helping to keep the community safe by processing 5,000 to 7,000 tests every 24 hours for Cornell students, staff and faculty. It’s a massive undertaking in a state-of-the-art lab built from scratch in less than two months, based on data-driven models, research and interdisciplinary expertise across Cornell’s campuses; and with support and guidance from Cayuga Health System’s medical and laboratory leadership.