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.
Faculty & Staff
  • Safety: Follow university safety guidelines 

  • Testing: Not fully vaccinated, 1 x per week; if fully vaccinated, exempt from testing

  • Daily Check: Daily Check not required before arriving on campus. However, 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?

  • July 15, 2021: Cornell University Hospital for Animals is glad to welcome clients back into the Ithaca hospitals for in-person veterinary consults and services.
  • 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.
  • Jun 1 2021: Effective June 1, new hours at the CVM testing site are 7:30 AM-12:30 PM each Monday and Thursday. Please wear a mask when you come to the sample site
  • 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

Faculty and Staff Information

Last Update: July 1, 2021

Returning to Campus

If you have been working remotely and are returning for the first time, please:

  • Work with your supervisor to come up with a return to campus plan
  • Reach out to your HR representative, who will facilitate the steps required, including completion of the EH&S Return to Campus Health and Safety Training
  • Consider viewing the FSAP presentation (VPN required) that addresses concerns about returning to on-campus work

Also review these important guidelines:


  • Staff & staff information is regularly updated at the Cornell employee public health requirements site
  • Follow university safety guidelines
    • Monitor for symptoms and stay home if sick
    • Visibly wear your Cornell ID at all times when on the CVM campus
    • Follow mask and distancing guidelines applicable for your situation
    • Use outdoor or large, well-ventilated indoor spaces for essential meetings on campus
    • Continue hand washing and disinfection
  • Masks: Not fully vaccinated (all faculty and staff)
    • Wear masks indoors at all times, except when alone in your office or lab, or in a designated mask-free eating area
    • Wear masks outdoors if 6 foot distancing cannot be maintained
  • Masks: Fully vaccinated (2 weeks after receiving final dose of an FDA-authorized vaccine and documented in the Daily Check)
    • Not required to wear masks on campus, although may continue to do so, particularly in smaller indoor spaces

Faculty & Staff Testing

  • Hours of CVM testing site in effect from June 1
  • Not fully vaccinated
  • Fully vaccinated (2 weeks after receiving final dose of an FDA-authorized vaccine and documented in the Daily Check)
    • Exempt from surveillance testing, although supplemental testing will still be available and encouraged
  • Only positive results will be notified via Tompkins County Health Department. Notification will take place within 24-hours of test
  • Faculty and staff who work only remotely and never come to campus are not part of the surveillance testing program

Faculty & Staff Travel

  • Travel continues to be a higher-risk activity for COVID-19 infection

  • Before/while you travel:
    • Be sure to review and follow the current NYS travel advisory

    • Comply with all applicable testing requirements for your return

  • When you return from travel:
    • For those who are not fully vaccinated, please stay off campus until you have a negative test result
      • Access a supplemental COVID-19 test (#1) upon return
      • Stay off campus until you have the result of Test #1
      • Recommence use of the Daily Check and routine surveillance testing
      • Access a supplemental COVID-19 test (#2) 3-5 days post return
    • For those who are fully vaccinated, you may come right back to work on campus
      • Access a supplemental COVID-19 test upon return
      • Consider accessing a supplemental COVID-19 test 3-5 days post return



  • Access to CVM buildings requires a Cornell ID at all times
  • Observe all signage in facilities regarding usage of spaces, direction of traffic flow, and wear and when to wear a mask

Faculty Support

Other Helpful Resources