Cornell University Event Health Measures
Health and Safety Measures
All visitors to Cornell University must wear masks when indoors, and adhere to current Health & Safety Protocols
If you plan to attend or participate in an event, meeting or activity on Cornell's campus, you must provide one of the following:
- proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine;
- results of a negative FDA- or DOH-authorized PCR, rapid PCR, or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of boarding; or
- an FDA-authorized antigen test performed on a specimen collected within six hours of the start of event, meeting or activity.
You will be required to show this documentation, along with a photo ID matching the name on the ticket (if applicable), to the sponsoring group before you enter the venue/activity space. A photo, photocopy, or screenshot, or an electronic device is acceptable. This documentation will provide access to the venue/activity space but will not be collected for record-keeping.
Proof of Vaccination
For proof of vaccination, you can use:
- CDC Vaccination Card. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable. Card must include name, vaccine brand, lot #, dose dates, and the site administrator.
- Official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider. Documentation must include at a minimum: name, vaccine brand, dose dates, along with the name of the certifying agency providing the immunization record. International documentation must be translated into English, including your name.
- NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS You can upload to this app a photo of your CDC vaccination card or other official record, along with your photo ID.
- NYS Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass Plus): Android | iOS
- Cornell students, staff, and faculty can present proof of verification using Cornell University Daily Check page showing name and Covid-19 Proof of Vaccination.
Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test
Proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR, rapid PCR, NAAT, or antigen) must include:
- The name of health care facility or testing program providing the result
- Your name matching photo identification presented at boarding
- Date and time the sample was taken
- Testing methodology (PCR, rapid PCR, NAAT, or antigen)
- Result of “negative” or “not detected”
Event Guidance for Children
- 12 and over require a negative test result or proof of vaccination
- Under 12 – no documentation required; must remain masked indoors and outdoors regardless of distancing
COVID- 19 Assumption of Risk, Waiver, and Release of Liability
I understand and acknowledge that COVID-19 is a global pandemic and a public health risk. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Cornell University may arise from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and/or others. I recognize that the University cannot limit all potential sources of COVID-19 infection. I knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks, including but not limited to, the risk of illness, death, bodily injury, disability, or exposure or infection with COVID-19, for myself, and my family. I fully understand the risks, I knowingly and voluntarily waive and release Cornell University trustees, officers, agents, volunteers, employees, and students (the “Released Parties”) from all present and future claims of any type, including negligence, for any harm or loss, including but not limited to, economic loss, personal injury, disease, death or property damage suffered by me or my family, as a result of my participation in a Cornell University program, camp, or activity or as a result of my presence on Cornell University’s campus (the “Activities”).
By securing tickets from this website for events or activities at Cornell University, I agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and covenant not to sue the Released Parties for any personal injury, death, medical expenses, disability, loss of capacity, property damage, court costs, attorney’s fees, or other loss arising out of the Activities.
More more information about Cornell University's COVID-19 response, visit https://covid.cornell.edu/