For now, all large on- and off-campus events have been cancelled through June, and small events are expected to follow social distancing practices and all local regulations. On May 29, Governor Cuomo announced that the Southern Tier has met the necessary criteria to move to Phase 2 of reopening. While Phase 2 does allow businesses in certain sectors, including higher education administration, to resume in-person activity, and enable us to expand our phased restart of research and related activities to ultimately cover all research, it excludes full campus reopening at this time. As such, all faculty and staff who are currently working remotely should continue to do so. Only those employees who have been previously scheduled to come to campus for work should follow through with their plans. Cornell’s reactivation planning committees continue their work on recommendations for campus reactivation; the results of their work will be announced in late June.
For more on the importance of social distancing practices during a public health crisis, please see President Martha Pollack’s message to the Cornell community on March 11.