Cornell College included in New York Times article

The New York Times included Cornell College in its story, “COVID Tests and Quarantines: Colleges Brace for an Uncertain Fall.”

Cornell College will welcome students to campus as it reopens for the fall 2020 semester with classes beginning Sept. 7 for Block 1.

Some classes will be held fully in-person in modified classrooms with appropriate physical distancing, some classes will have a hybrid format of online and in-person sessions, and some classes will be offered fully online to accommodate both in-person and remote learners. 

Testing will be a major component of the college’s return plan. Cornell will roll out targeted and randomized point-of-care testing (Sofia SARS Antigen tests) on a percentage of students, faculty, and staff each week to continuously monitor the number of asymptomatic people on campus. This nasal swab antigen test allows Cornell Health Center staff to receive real-time, accurate results in just minutes.