Cornell University lifting mask requirements for most on-campus locations
ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) - Beginning Monday, March 14th, Cornell University will lift face mask requirements for the majority of on-campus locations.
Masks will continue to be required in classrooms, labs, and similar teaching settings. Faculty who are able to maintain physical distance from others while teaching may choose to do so unmasked.
Also, masks will be required in health care and COVID testing facilities including Cornell Health. The College of Veterinary Medicine will also provide future mask guidance for their facilities.
Finally, buses and Cornell owned vehicles will also require masks.
As outlined in guidance from the Tompkins County Health Department and NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (for employees), and Cornell Health (for students), individuals who enter isolation or quarantine must wear a well-fitting mask around others for five days after their quarantine or isolation period ends.
And, anyone experiencing symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should wear a mask and access symptomatic testing.
Surveillance testing requirements remain in place for unvaccinated or un-boosted students, faculty and staff.
In the coming weeks, Cornell will continue to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus and may make additional adjustments to its masking and testing guidelines.