Area Code Required for Local Telephone Calls Starting October 24, 2021
Starting Sunday, October 24, 2021, it will be necessary to use the area code when making a local telephone call throughout New York State and thirty-five other states and territories. Members of the Cornell community and other New York State residents who live in the 607 and other affected areas should check their contacts and speed dials to make sure stored local numbers include the area code. For more information and details please refer to this news release from IT@Cornell.
Everyone has a role to play to ensure the health and safety of all Cornellians and the communities we share. As we engage a fully in-person fall semester, please review the most current university health updates posted here. Face coverings are required indoors for all faculty, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Take time to learn about the important distinctions between guidelines for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Cornell remains committed to the health and safety of our campus and surrounding communities, and each one of us can do the same by following COVID-19 public health guidance.
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!