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.
- Got COVID symptoms? Pick up a free COVID test through our 24/7 vending machine inside our Ho Plaza entrance.
- Concerned about exposure? Refer to this guidance.
- If you test positive, report your positive COVID test result to get 5-day isolation instructions and academic accommodations. Visit COVID Isolation for additional details, including how to get support.
More information in this section
- How to get a COVID vaccination or booster (newest COVID booster coming soon!)
- Masking and other prevention strategies
- When to get tested (for symptoms, when exposed, or when returning to campus)
- Where to get free antigen tests
- How to request bulk quantities of antigen test kits (10-150)
- How to get a PCR test (if clinically indicated, or for travel)
- What to do if you test positive
- COVID treatment
- Mandatory isolation guidelines (for students who test positive for COVID)
- Communicating with professors & keeping up with coursework
- Caring for symptoms
- What to do if your symptoms are severe
- What to do if you need to extend your isolation period
- Guidance for roommates of COVID-positive individuals
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.
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 email@example.com. If you have questions about dining, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com
- 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.
If you need assistance finding or getting connected to other support services, please contact Student Support and Advocacy Services.