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During HackOurCampus, students waiting for their COVID-19 test results will develop products aimed at improving college life during the pandemic.

New York City residents are four times more likely to choose a store where shoppers respect 6 feet of distancing than one where no one is social distancing, according to a Cornell experiment using 3D simulation.

Tests to date of more than 4,000 students, faculty and staff show a very low prevalence of COVID-19 as Cornell prepares to test thousands of returning students.

The Cornell Future Architect Award summer program for rising high school seniors, in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, recently concluded its fifth year with virtual programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The campaign will reinforce the behaviors returning students, faculty and staff must practice to help prevent spread of COVID-19 this fall, including wearing face coverings, physical distancing and good hand hygiene.

As a consequence of missing data on tests for COVID-19 infection and imperfect accuracy of tests, reported rates of cumulative population infection are lower than actual rates of infection.

The Cornell Student Behavioral Compact requires all students to abide by strict public health guidelines and participate in mandatory testing to help protect the campus and Tompkins County communities during the pandemic.

In a message to students on the Ithaca campus, Vice President Ryan Lombardi outlined the components in the new compact, which they will complete before they can enroll in classes.

In a message to the Cornell and local communities, President Martha E. Pollack said the decision to reactivate campus was driven by the “responsibility to safeguard the health and well-being of not only our students, but of our entire community.”