Preparing yourself, household members, and your home for health and other emergencies is always a good thing to do. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers this guidance at Get Your Home Ready for COVID-19.
ENI Confidential Counseling Services – 1-800-327-2255 – provides services at no cost for up to three visits to benefits-eligible employees and family members. Available 24/7, licensed mental health professionals provide phone or in-person counseling for a variety of stressors and needs.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program – email@example.com, 607-255-2673 - benefits-eligible employees, retirees, and spouses/partners may contact the FSAP by phone to obtain free support. If the volume of calls exceeds the FSAP’s ability to respond in a timely fashion, please consider contacting ENI (above). FSAP is now offering virtual sessions for employees.
Office of the University Ombudsman - The Office of the University Ombudsman offers a safe place where community members may discuss problems or issues within the University. Remote appointments available.
Employee Wellbeing at Cornell Update: new issues weekly, featuring tips for remote work and staying connected, financial help and information, fitness, family life, mental wellbeing, and more.
RAVE Guardian App - free to the campus community. Can enhance the user's personal safety both on and off-campus by turning any smartphone into a personal safety device.
Department of Music – Quarantunes - Despite being unable to present performances in person, Cornell Music faculty and students have been hard at work on a variety of projects to share with you.
Virtual Wellness Resources Listcompiled by Cornell Wellness - Explore the many ways to improve and/or maintain your physical wellbeing in the comfort and safety of your home for low to no cost. Check out this new list from Cornell Wellness of national and local resources for virtual sessions, videos, and Apps.
Cornell Cancer Support Group – facilitated by the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes - Meets virtually the second Wednesday of each month, 11:45-12:45 pm. Open to faculty, staff, students, and retirees who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer. An opportunity to meet one another, create a community of support and learn about resources.
There are many reasons that substance abuse can increase in times of crisis – both the development of new substance abuse and a reoccurrence of past substance abuse. Providers and organizations (such as the ones below) remain available to support individuals and their family members:
BJ’s Shopping Hour for First Responders/Medical Personnel & Free Limited Memberships - Beginning Sunday, April 19th, first responders and healthcare workers can shop the club during the designated hour without a membership. BJ’s is also offering a free, four-month Inner Circle membership to all first responders and healthcare workers.
Yes, We’re Open Guide - (IthacaTimes) Despite current conditions, increasingly Ithaca's food, beverage, retail, and service businesses are open for business. Use this guide to stay informed about how to access them. The guide is searchable in print, online, and mobile.
Greater Ithaca Activities Center - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 -4:00 pm, Cornell distributes 45 lb food boxes containing non-perishables and sometimes perishables like frozen chicken cutlets, milk, and cheese. No application process or forms to complete. GIAC is located at 301 W. Court Street, Ithaca.
The costs and delivery fees of the services provided below vary. Visit the website and search by area code to determine what delivery options/locations are available to you. Disruptions to services may occur if staffing is limited – please contact the service provider directly about availability.
Note: Cornell does not endorse, subsidize, or have a relationship with any of the following businesses and provides this list to raise your awareness of options.
Fees, minimum order, delivery perimeter, and grocer supply vary
RosieApp – participating stores include P&C Ithaca, Trumansburg ShurSave, and more. Free delivery for those ages 60 and older.
Instacart – Wegmans Ithaca, Tops Ithaca, and more.
There are many meal kit delivery providers that can be found by searching “meal kit delivery.” Examples include HelloFresh and HomeChef. Most of these providers require a one-week pre-order and the meals require cooking.
For those who wish to support local farmers and/or avoid large markets or grocery stores during the Covid-19 crisis, more than 400 farms and producers in Tompkins, Tioga, Schuyler, Chemung and Cortland Counties are listed at https://buylocalfoodny.org/ .
Economic Impact Payments – Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples and up to $500 for each qualifying child. Income eligibility caps apply, see website for details.
Smartpath – a financial wellness company offering COVID-19 financial wellbeing classes, webinars, and other tips.
Student Loans & COVID-19 Guidance (U.S. Department of Education) - To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, federal student loan borrowers are automatically being placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows you to temporarily stop making your monthly loan payment. This suspension of payments will last until Sept. 30, 2020, but you can still make payments if you choose.
Volunteer Gigs in Workday
You can use Workday to connect with volunteer opportunities: the links below will take you to Workday's landing page; click the red "Login to Workday" button and 2-step authentication, and you'll be redirected to the volunteer gig.
Find a Quarantine Buddy - created by Cornell students to help foster connections during the quarantine.
Colleague Network Groups - available for men of color, women of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and those with disabilities. Participate in virtual gatherings offered regularly.
Adopt a Grandparent - CHD Living is inviting English-speaking people from around the world to apply online and become a virtual volunteer who will engage with their assigned "grandparents" through video calls.