As we prepare for the start of the spring semester, Cornell has provided a start of semester plan detailing important information about move-in, testing, masking, vaccination boosters, and virtual instruction through February 4th.
Cornell is currently operating at COVID-19 alert level yellow, indicating moderate risk. (January 6, 2022)
It is critical that we continue to follow the university’s safety protocols as detailed on the COVID-19 website. Remember to wear high quality masks when indoors, physically distance whenever possible, and avoid large gatherings. Students must follow guidance provided for returning to campus, including pre-departure and arrival testing. Employees must also follow guidance provided for returning to campus work.
Be Prepared for Winter Weather Season
The winter weather season in upstate New York is fast approaching and we want you to be prepared for the cold, snow, and ice. Proper footwear, warm clothing, and cold weather outerwear will be important as you travel around campus during the winter. Be prepared if you have to drive in winter weather conditions. Departments should review their essential service continuity plans, and supervisors must communicate expectations to employees who support these functions well ahead of anticipated winter weather disruptions. More winter weather preparedness information in these helpful links:
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!