Clients & Veterinarians
Hospitals Open
  • Clients: Curbside patient intake and pickup only, clients are not permitted to enter the hospital
  • Pharmacy: Curbside & mail service only
  • Veterinarians: Virtual meetings every other week on current COVID-19 topics
In-Person & Online

Faculty & Staff
In-Person & Online

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

What's new

  • (10/8) NEW HOURS of CVM testing site:
    • Mon.-Fri.: 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    • Sat./Sun.: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • (9/17) Flu vaccination is encouraged for everyone at Cornell and is required for students. Cornell’s annual flu vaccine clinics will take place at various campus locations until Oct. 24. A clinic will be held on Thurs., Oct. 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at LH4/5 for anyone approved to come to campus. Please register here. Flu shots are also available at local pharmacies. Ithaca Wegmans will have a Cornell Clinic on Oct. 17.

Student Information

Last update: 10/8/2020


  • D.V.M.: 8/17-11/25 hybrid; 11/30-12/21 virtual except clinical/4th yr students
  • M.P.H.: 9/2-11/25 hybrid; 11/30-12/21 virtual
  • M.P.S.: 9/2-12/21 virtual
  • Ph.D.: 9/2-11/25 hybrid: 11/30-12/21 virtual except in person labs


  • Complete a Daily Check (a NYS-mandated daily health screening)
  • Complete surveillance testing
  • Follow university safety guidelines
    • Stay home if sick
    • Visibly wear your student ID at all times when on the CVM campus
    • Wear a face mask whenever indoors
    • Socially distance by at least 6 feet whenever possible
    • Wash your hands frequently


  • Ongoing surveillance testing is required for students
    • Schedule: Register for testing at the Daily Check
      • Frequency: D.V.M. 2 x per week; Ph.D./M.P.H. 1 x per week
    • Complete list of testing locations including at CVM (you are encouraged to use CVM’s testing location)
    • NEW HOURS of CVM testing site (updated on 10/8/2020): 
      • Mon.-Fri.: 7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
      • Sat.-Sun.: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Returning from travel outside of Ithaca (also see info on travel risk in the Travel section below)
    • From an increased-risk travel state, as designated by NYS: Quarantine for 14 days and have a test done at least 5 days after arrival. If negative, inform program contact upon return to CVM after 14 day quarantine period
    • Increased risk travel from a state not on the NYS list: Quarantine for 5 days and have a test on Day 5. If negative, inform program contact and return to CVM
    • From a low risk area: Return to CVM and have a COVID test if you feel odd
  • Resources


  • 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



Cornell students living in the greater Ithaca area are expected to remain in the region until they return to their permanent residence for the remainder of the fall semester.

Students who have to travel outside of the greater Ithaca area due to exceptional circumstances (e.g., a family emergency) must follow all New York state and Cornell requirements prior to leaving and upon returning to the Ithaca and Cornell communities. (CVM policy)

Travel outside the area must be registered with Cornell through the Daily Check.

If you must travel, complete travel risk assessment to receive guidance from academic liaison re: your return to campus.

Quarantine Guidance