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COVID-19 Fleet Rental Policies

Cornell Fleet Rental Policies in Response to COVID-19

These policies are in addition to usual rental policies. While making a reservation, customers will be required to attest to reading and understanding all fleet rental policies. 

  1. All reservations must be approved by Fleet Services prior to rental. As part of the approval process, permission to rent vehicles for a stated purpose and destination must be provided by supervisor via a forwarded email upon request by Fleet Services.
  2. Face coverings are required at all times, unless there is just one person traveling in the vehicle
  3. All non-research related rental for students is limited to travel within Tompkins County.
  4. Approved occupancy and seating arrangement for each vehicle is as follows:
    • Truck – one driver, no passengers
    • Compact and mid-size – one driver and one back-seat passenger – diagram will show staggered seating arrangement
    • Seven-passenger van – one driver and two back-seat passengers – diagram will show staggered seating arrangement
    • Twelve-passenger van – one driver and three back-seat passengers - diagram will show staggered seating arrangement

When possible, travel with windows open to increase air-flow and do not operate the vehicle’s heating ventilation and air conditioning system on recirculating air mode. The recirculating air button should always be off.