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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Site last updated April 6

Cornell Tech is closely monitoring the development of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in NYC and surrounding areas. The health, safety and well-being of our community is our top priority, and we are working closely with local and state public health officials.

Unless otherwise noted below, Cornell Tech is following Cornell University policies and procedures. For more information on the coronavirus and university wide updates: https://www.cornell.edu/coronavirus/

Cornell University’s coronavirus Resources & Updates 

Cornell Tech Operating Status

Classes: Effective Thursday 3/12, all classes will be conducted online-only through the end of the semester.
Employees: Based on NYS directive, employees must work remotely for all roles other than those exempted as essential functions (housing, security, food service, facilities, maintenance, construction/capital). Please consult with your supervisor for guidance.
The Café: The Café and Parliament will only be offering items to-go due to newly implemented city-wide regulation. Orders can be placed through Door Dash (delivery) or GrubHub (pick-up only). The dining area is closed. The variety of offerings and the hours of operation will remain the same.
The House: The House at Cornell Tech remains open and fully operational for the students, faculty and researchers who reside in this apartment building.

Coronavirus Cases within the Cornell Tech Campus Community

To date, Cornell Tech has been notified of one confirmed case of the coronavirus within our campus community. We were notified of the first confirmed case on March 24.

As the rate of COVID-19 cases in New York City continues to increase, it is not unexpected to have a confirmed case within our community. Regardless, we understand that this news comes at an already heightened time of anxiety and uncertainty. Public health officials continue to recommend good personal hygiene practices, social distancing (minimize the number of interactions that provide the opportunity for the disease to spread) and avoiding contact with others if you feel ill as the best ways to help stop the spread of the virus.