Health & Safety
Masking Policy: Eating & Drinking Indoors
Cornell Tech is following Cornell University’s masking guidance. For full details on when masks are required to be worn, please visit this website.
Health & Safety Tips
Cornell Tech encourages all students, faculty and staff to take responsibility for their own health and the health of others by adopting habits to prevent and slow the spread of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. Public health officials advise the following actions to protect yourself and others:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if washing is not an option.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay at home and avoid contact with others when you are sick.
- Practice physical distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart from others), especially while indoors.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
What should I do if I’m feeling ill?
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough or shortness of breath, or if you are unvaccinated and have had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (or who is currently being tested), please do the following:
- Stay home. Please do not come to class, enter academic buildings, or attend any group activities. Notify your professors that you will not be attending class. You are not required to share any medical information with your professors, but you must email firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation for your absence.
- Call Weill Cornell Medicine at 646-962-7300 and identify yourself as a Cornell Tech student. The call center staff will schedule a virtual appointment for you with a doctor, which will be conducted on the Weill Cornell Medicine portal app via video phone conference. If you wish to work with other providers, you may find a list of Primary Care physicians that take the Student Health Insurance on this website.
- If you have been advised to get a COVID-19 test, or are waiting for a result, stay home unless you receive a negative result.
- If you have received a positive test result for COVID-19, or otherwise believe you may need a COVID-related accommodation, please email email@example.com and also follow the procedures here.
- Please refer to your course syllabus and/or Canvass page for additional information about attendance policies and making up class or coursework for missed classes.
Faculty and staff:
- Do not come to work. Please notify your supervisor that you will not be coming to work. You are not required to share any medical information except to the extent required by applicable HR policies. You should contact your primary care provider and be guided by their instructions regarding care.