Update: Cornell coronavirus FAQ | Cornell Chronicle

Update: Cornell coronavirus FAQ | Cornell Chronicle


Several items have been added to the list of frequently asked questions. Below is the latest information. For the full FAQ, visit the university’s coronavirus resources and updates webpage. The situation is fluid; check back often.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, from mild to severe illness. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • cough; and
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

People with at least two of these may have COVID-19:

  • fever;
  • chills;
  • repeated shaking with chills;
  • muscle pain;
  • headache;
  • sore throat; and
  • loss of taste or smell.

Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.

Will faculty members and staff working remotely receive a refund for parking permits?

After careful consideration and financial evaluation, Cornell has determined that it is not possible to suspend payroll installment payments for permit holders at this time. Campus parking permits provide the university with indispensable revenue needed for salaries, Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit payments and debt payments.

Faculty and staff permit holders have the options of returning their parking permit by May 15 in order to stop payroll installments or receive a prorated refund if they paid in full at the time of purchase. Transportation Services will provide employees a grace period of one month to reapply for their permit area once general parking rules are back in effect. Payroll installments for the new permit year will begin no earlier than August 2020. To proceed with a return, mail permits to: Transportation Services, 116 Maple Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850. More information will be available once we have determined the dates for reintroducing parking restrictions and resuming permit sales.

Moving & Transportation Services Jon Cartu

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