The university has done much more than just stay open, President Martha E. Pollack said Nov. 12 during her fifth annual address to staff, hosted by the Employee Assembly. Pollack offered special thanks to the Cornell University Police Department for its responses to recent events on campus.
New Cornell research finds that in remote parts of Bangladesh with little internet access, people have relied on local experts, spiritual views and their sense of social justice to evaluate new coronavirus information.
This semester, the Executive Accountability Committee announced implementation progress including the launch of a new central mental health and wellness resource website and a new peer support model adopted by the student-led Empathy Assistance and Referral Service.
Cornell is not requiring members of the community to receive a booster at this time; however, as breakthrough cases continue to occur, officials are encouraging community members to consider receiving a one once eligible.
A limited number of fully vaccinated students with breakthrough but asymptomatic COVID-19 infections will be able to test out of their mandatory 10-day isolation periods early after receiving two negative tests.