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University updating COVID-19 restrictions

Cornell administrators announced May 3 that certain COVID-19 restrictions on mask use and the size of group gatherings will be eased in a manner consistent with the latest guidance from the CDC.

Graduates to be allowed two guests at commencement

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack announced April 30 that due to changing New York state regulations, graduates will be given two tickets for guests at this year’s commencement.

Big Red Bun inspires community, promotes well-being

An Instagram account for Finn the bunny has become a source for Cornellians worldwide to follow his adventures on campus and find messages in support of COVID-19 safety and mental health and well-being.

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Community effort propels Cornell past millionth test

Cornell has administered 1 million COVID-19 tests, a milestone that symbolizes the collective work of hundreds of Cornellians, who worked overtime and engaged in duties outside of their regular jobs to protect lives.

Grants advance social sciences research, collaboration

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded spring grants supporting research and conferences involving more than 30 faculty and researchers across campus, including collaborations within new and expanded superdepartments.

Vaccinated pregnant women pass antibodies to their babies

Women who receive COVID-19 mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna while in their third trimester of pregnancy generate a strong immune response and pass protective antibodies to their babies.

Campus clinic eases student access to COVID-19 vaccine

About 650 members of the campus community – mostly students – received COVID-19 vaccines at an April 23 clinic in Bartels Hall, hosted in partnership with Cayuga Health System and the Tompkins County Health Department.

Study reveals a cause of heart damage in COVID-19 patients

In the study, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and their colleagues also identified new potential treatments for COVID-19 patients and described a model for drug screening.

Weill Cornell Medicine addresses vaccine hesitancy, access

Diversity leaders at Weill Cornell Medicine have launched ambitious community vaccination and education efforts, with the goal of improving uptake and helping those who are reluctant to get the vaccine.