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In an effort to help people in hospitality and labor address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornell will bring together faculty, industry and academic experts in two separate webcast panels, March 30 and 31.

Essentials

The Ithaca campus is open, but all nonessential faculty and staff are required to work from home, as outlined in a March 21 announcement from the Cornell administration.

The Cornell Dairy helped to replenish the P&C Fresh after customers made a run on milk when New Yorkers were asked to stay home to keep COVID-19 from spreading.

As of March 24, Cornell Health has moved to “pandemic operations,” based on the global public health landscape and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Virtual events and resources at Cornell include: Images of Dragon Days past; Cornell experts discuss COVID-19; “Cosmos” and spotlight on women artists at the Johnson Museum; student theater and film updates; and a citizen science project surveying breeding birds.

In a March 25 virtual forum sponsored by the Employee Assembly, senior university leaders updated staff on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting jobs, facilities and community outreach.

President Martha E. Pollack sent a message of support to the Cornell community to stay strong during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Cornell’s Ithaca campus this week, in the midst of a semester interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a basketball court in Bartels Hall stirred to life with a new, urgent mission and two dozen volunteers who began sewing surgical masks for Cayuga Medical Center.

As hospitals across the country try to manage a surge in coronavirus patients while also facing a global shortage in the protective gear needed to treat them, the Cornell community has banded together to donate crucial medical supplies to local health care providers.