COVID-19 Services & Information

If you test positive for COVID ...

Report your positive COVID test result to receive 5-day isolation instructions and academic accommodations. Learn more about what to do if you test positive.

Concerned about symptoms?

If you're experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, limit contact with others, wear a high-quality mask, and self-administer an antigen test as soon as possible (where to get free antigen tests). (See What to do if you test positive for COVID-19.)

If your symptoms are severe or worrying, call Cornell Health for consultation: 607-255-5155 (24/7). Severe symptoms include fever >102F, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chest pain, severe headache, severe sore throat, vomiting. In an emergency, call 911.

Need other support?

Refer to these resources if you need support or information related to housing, dining, academics, travel, getting a copy of your vaccination documentation, and more.

If you test negative ...

Even if you test negative for COVID-19, your illness may still be contagious. If you attend class, work or social gatherings, wear a well-fitting mask until your symptoms have resolved.

All Cornell community members are expected take personal responsibility to comply with Cornell's COVID etiquette, including staying home and getting tested if you're ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and masking around others as appropriate to help prevent transmission of the virus. Please see details below.

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COVID Testing & Treatment:

COVID Isolation:

Resources for support 

Health / medical support 

Contact Cornell Health at 607-255-5155 if you have questions or concerns about symptoms, you want to receive a COVID vaccination or booster, you want PCR testing, or you need to extend your COVID isolation period. (See how to get a COVID vaccination or booster and how to get a PCR test.) 

Requesting a copy of your COVID vaccination records

Students seeking a copy of their previously submitted COVID vaccination records should send a secure message to our Immunization Requirements staff. Log in to myCornellHealth using your Cornell NetID and password, and go to Messages > New Message > Send a message or attachment to Immunization Requirements. 

Academic support 

If you test positive for COVID, be sure to report your positive COVID test result to receive your five-day temporary academic accommodation notice to share with professors. Learn more about communicating with professors and keeping up with coursework. If you need additional support, contact your college student services office.

Housing & dining support

Visit our COVID isolation webpage for information about how to safely isolate and get meals after testing positive for COVID. If you have additional questions about housing, please contact If you have questions about dining, contact

Travel guidance

  • Review this guidance from the CDC about international travel to and from the United States. 
  • Check any entry and exit requirements for all countries through which you will be traveling. (International SOS (ISOS) is another reliable source for the latest information on travel restrictions and entrance/exit requirements. From the link, click the COVID-19 button on the left and then click on Travel Restrictions, Flight Operations and Screening.)
  • If you have additional questions about international travel, contact
  • Prior to your flight, review your airline’s guidance on masking requirements and verify which types of tests or other documentation are accepted for boarding.
  • International students: See documents required for re-entry into the U.S.
  • Testing information:
    • Cayuga Medical Center provides pre-travel testing and travel documents. PCR and antigen tests are available locally at retail locations. Many airports also have on-site testing.
    • Cornell strongly recommends that anyone returning to campus after travelling get tested before rejoining campus activities (see when to get tested). 

Information for international students

Refer to International Services' COVID-19 FAQs for students.

Information for Cornell Tech students

Visit Cornell Tech's COVID-19 resource page.

Other support

If you need assistance finding or getting connected to other support services, please contact Student Support and Advocacy Services.