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October 22, 2021

Area Code Required for Local Calls – Starting Sunday, Oct. 24, callers must dial the three-digit area code when making a local call throughout New York state and 35 other states. Check your contacts and speed dials to make sure stored local numbers include the area code. This change accommodates a new nationwide three-digit telephone number, 988, created to contact the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, which provides 24/7 free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

CornellAlert Test – Cornell will conduct a regularly scheduled test of the campus emergency notification system on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 12:10 p.m. Tests will include notifications sent through voice and text messaging, email, campus sirens and other platforms. Register or update your phone number to ensure timely emergency notifications by phone and text.

Turn ’Em On – Headlights at dusk and in the rain are primarily so others can see YOU. And, it is the law.

David Honan, Chief
Cornell University Police