Cornell announces two weeks of virtual instruction

President Martha E. Pollack, Provost Michael Kotlikoff and Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi announced safety measures for students returning to Cornell's Ithaca campus for the spring semester.

Startup granted EPA registration for disinfectant system

In a significant move to fight COVID-19 and other contagious pathogens in health care settings, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted Sterifre Medical, Inc. registration to begin commercial deployment of the company’s novel, automated device disinfectant system.

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Best time for COVID vaccination in pregnancy may be now

COVID-19 vaccination of expectant mothers elicits levels of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 outer “spike” protein at the time of delivery that don’t vary dramatically with the timing of vaccination during pregnancy and thus don’t justify delaying vaccination, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Faster checkouts could reduce virus spread at stores

Researchers set out to model the probability of how often pairs of shoppers might overlap in a store – an approach that could be used to predict the transmission of COVID-19, and guide strategies to reduce its spread.

How Pradeep Ambrose helped fight a COVID surge and became a “great friend to Bermuda”

Cornell connections led virology scientist and MBA grad Pradeep Ambrose to help Bermuda grapple with a COVID surge and serve as interim science advisor.

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Cornell announces booster requirement for spring semester

Cornell will require all students, faculty and staff to have a COVID-19 vaccine and booster as part of comprehensive vaccination. The booster requirement must be met by Jan. 31, or 30 days after becoming eligible.

Shifting meetings, conventions online curbs climate change

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown humanity a new way to reduce climate change: Nix in-person conventions. Putting meetings online can reduce carbon footprints by 94%, says a Cornell study.

‘Plagues and People’ class gives context for the pandemic

The popular biennial Plagues and People course focuses on epidemics in history that have had the biggest impacts on human culture and society.

Ithaca campus moving to alert level red

President Martha E. Pollack announced the Ithaca campus is moving to alert level red on Dec. 14, following a rise in cases of COVID-19 among the student population.