Clients & Veterinarians
Hospitals Open
  • Clients: Patient intake and pickup occurring curbside and in the lobby. Bring a phone to discuss your animal’s healthcare with our team.
  • Pharmacy: Curbside & mail service only.
  • Veterinarians: Informative meetings and resources provided to support the veterinary community in delivering services during the pandemic.
Faculty & Staff

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

What's New?

  • (Jun 10 2021) Effective June 1, not fully vaccinated individuals will be required to remain in the surveillance testing program, being tested 1x per week and in some cases 2x per week for CUHA/AHDC employees (see Faculty & Staff "more Information" section for details).  Fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from surveillance testing, although supplemental testing will still be available and encouraged.
  • (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
  • (May 19 2021) View the latest CVM Travel Policy
  • (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

Student Information

Last update: June 1 2021

Instruction/Fall Semester

  • D.V.M.: In-person
  • M.P.H.: In-person
  • M.P.S.: In-person
  • Ph.D.:  In-person


  • Student information is regularly updated at the Cornell student public health requirements site
  • Complete a Daily Check on days coming to campus or Cornell facilities, regardless of vaccination status
  • Follow university safety guidelines and
    • Monitor for symptoms and stay home if sick
    • Visibly wear your student 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
    • 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 as documented in the Daily Check)
    • Not required to wear masks on campus, although may continue to do so particularly in smaller indoor spaces


  • 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 as documented in the Daily Check)
    • Exempt from surveillance testing, although supplemental testing will still be available and encouraged
  • 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


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

Quarantine Guidance