A testing site in San Jose, California. Operation of a similar site will begin on campus July 16 to test students this fall.

Cornell COVID-19 Testing Program to Start July 16

Cornell will begin testing students for COVID-19 on July 16, according to an email from Vice Provost for Academic Integration Gary Koretzky and Vice President for Students and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi sent to students on Wednesday. Testing will be available for students on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Fischell Band Center, which is located in the parking lot of Schoellkopf Stadium.

Cornellians and the greater Ithaca community joined the nation in protest against racist police brutality in a march from Ho Plaza to the Ithaca Police Office on Wednesday, June 2.

An Emergency Department Doctor’s Tips for Protesting During a Pandemic

To ensure everyone is as safe as possible at protests, individuals can take multiple measures to protect themselves and other protesters. The key to safely demonstrating is wearing appropriate clothing and protective equipment, and removing oneself from dangerous circumstances when necessary, according to Prof. Radhika Sundararajan, emergency medicine.

Rheonix employee testing samples.

How an Ithaca-Based Biotechnology Company Became a Game Changer in Same-Day COVID-19 Testing

The Food and Drug Administration gave Rheonix, housed in Cornell’s Business and Technology Park, approval for an automated testing system for SARS-CoV-2. The COVID-19 MDx Assay — Rheonix’s testing procedure — will expedite the return time on test results, allowing Cayuga Medical Center to process tests the same day as opposed to waiting up to five days.