At-A-Glance
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.
Students
In-Person
  • 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
In-Person
  • 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

Student Information


Last update: August 3 2021

Instruction/Fall Semester

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

Safety

  • Student information is regularly updated at the Cornell student public health requirements site
  • 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

Testing

  • HOURS of CVM testing site in effect from August 6
  • Not fully vaccinated
  • Fully vaccinated (2 weeks after receiving final dose of an FDA-authorized vaccine as documented in the Daily Check)
    • 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. 
  • Resources

Vaccines

Facilities

  • 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

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

Quarantine Guidance

Contacts