University Operations Status, COVID-19 Information (Updated: July 1, 2020)
Cornell University has announced plans for the fall semester, which includes a hybrid approach to a residential semester, robust virus testing, and modifications to the academic calendar. For more information, please view a statement issued by President Pollack on June 30.
Cornell continues to follow guidance from county, state and federal public health officials. Campus buildings and services are not open to visitors at this time. We hope to resume campus tours and welcome visitors as soon as it is safe to do so.
Employees must adhere to Working During COVID-19 guidance issued by the Division of Human Resources. Those approved to work or conduct research on the Ithaca campus or related facilities must complete the Daily Check prior to their arrival each day and facilities must not exceed 50% capacity. All faculty and staff who are currently working remotely should continue to do so.
Please continue to wear a face covering when appropriate and practice social (physical) distancing.
Welcome to Cornell’s Emergency Management web site.
This website provides the Cornell community with important information before, during, and after campus emergencies. We encourage you to bookmark this site and explore it to better prepare before an emergency occurs.
CornellALERT is the university’s emergency notification system and is used for situations involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of the community. Active CornellALERT messages appear in the right sidebar of this website (at the top of the page on mobile and small screen devices).
You can receive alerts on your cellular phone if you have provided your contact information or installed the Rave Guardian app and activated it for the Cornell Ithaca Campus. Messages are also sent to the @cornell.edu e-mail addresses of current students, employees, and affiliates.
If you receive a CornellALERT message you should promptly follow the directions given in the message and monitor this emergency web site for additional information.
What to do in an Emergency
CALL 911 for any situation that requires IMMEDIATE police, fire, or medical response to preserve life or property. From cellular phones call Cornell Police at 607-255-1111 or use a Blue Light or indoor emergency phone.
The Emergency Action Guide provides information about what you should do in the case of various emergencies. The Emergency Action Guide appears in the left sidebar of this website and moves to the bottom of the page on mobile and small screen devices. Take a few minutes to read through the guides so you know what actions to take during an emergency.
Preparing for Emergencies
It is everyone’s responsibility to be ready for emergencies before they occur. Use the following pages to help you prepare.
- Preparedness Checklist
- Build An Emergency Supply Kit
- Prepare for Ithaca Weather
- Learn New Emergency Skills
Got 2 minutes? Watch this video to learn how to do Hands Only CPR!