Students social distancing on campus

Updated June 2, 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 3.5, with adaptations for vaccinated persons as directed by the CDC and we are continuing to adjust per guidance from the CDC, state, and local guidelines. This allows for students and staff to be fully in residence on campus and all offices are open during normal business hours. Campus visitors are welcome following our continued safety protocols for non-vaccinated persons. 

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

Tracking COVID-19 and vaccination rates 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

During the summer months, with only a small number of non-vaccinated people on campus we will be reducing our testing volume and reporting testing and vaccinations once a week.


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.