ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) - Cornell University released new information about COVID policies for the upcoming fall semester.

The university continues to require proof of a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccination or medical/religious exemption for all campus community members. The university strongly urges everyone to receive every additional COVID-19 booster that becomes available to them.

Please note that the CDC defines up-to-date vaccination as when an individual has received all doses in the primary series and has also received all recommended boosters.

Before arriving for the fall semester, all students should take an at-home antigen test. These tests are widely available at most retail locations and should be taken as close to a student's departure date as possible.

If a student tests positive, they must report their results to the Daily Check online portal and consult the CDC guidance for isolation requirements. A student must not travel until their isolation period has ended.

Masks are required in testing centers, campus healthcare facilities, and when riding public transit. In all other areas, they are strongly encouraged, but not required.

Student and Campus Life will host a virtual community forum on Aug. 11 at 3:30 p.m. Please complete the registration form to attend.