Students social distancing on campus

Updated February 1, 2021

Cornell College COVID-19 response

Cornell College has identified a phased plan that specifies our pandemic preparedness on campus for the 2020-2021 academic year.  

We are currently in Phase 3, which allows for students in residence under heightened protocols, campus offices are open with some staff working remotely, and modified campus visits for families of four or less. See the phased plan details. Each phase is dictated by guidance from health officials in the state of Iowa and Linn County and the level of implementation of campus safety measures. 

We realize you might have questions about how this works. We've prepared resources to answer those questions.

Tracking COVID-19 on campus

A Cornell College data team, comprised of faculty, staff, and student researchers gather data on our campus testing results and statistics in the community around us to determine how our campus will respond to the ever-changing conditions of this pandemic. You can find additional details about that in our FAQ and in this news story. We test individuals from our entire campus community who are physically on campus multiple times per week and update our testing numbers on our testing dashboard on Tuesdays and Fridays after we complete our randomized and stratified testing days on campus.

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Communications with the college community


If you have questions for the college related to our COVID-19 response, please email and we will follow up with you during regular business hours.