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Recent Announcements

June 21, 2021
COVID Vaccine for Covered Individuals Policy Update
Immunization against COVID-19 was added to the list of required immunizations for all Covered Individuals. This includes Health Care Personnel and Public Safety Personnel as defined in the policy.

June 18, 2021
Advancing Together Towards the “New Norm” in Research Operations at Rutgers University

Our research enterprise prepares for the final phase of restoring and repopulating facilities by recommencing operations with few restrictions.

June 17, 2021
Information Regarding Return to Campus for Rutgers–New Brunswick

Guidelines and information for faculty, researchers, and staff on repopulating Rutgers–New Brunswick.

June 16, 2021
Guide to Returning to Rutgers–Update 6/16/2021

Read the latest version of the guide designed to help our community members prepare to repopulate campus work spaces. Important updates address HVAC, parking, and testing.

May 27, 2021
Our Return to Campus this Summer and Fall

After more than a year of largely remote operations, President Holloway announces that beginning July 6, units across Rutgers will resume performing their functions in-person.

May 3, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Now Available at Rutgers

Rutgers offers COVID-19 vaccinations at three campus locations: Camden, Newark, and Piscataway. Rutgers community members with a NetID may register for an appointment on the Rutgers COVID-19 vaccine portal. Others may call Rutgers’ Vaccine Scheduling Assistance Program at 848-445-3033, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. to make an appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Information

At least two weeks prior to arrival on campus, but no later than August 1, 2021, students must upload complete vaccination documentation to the Rutgers Student Immunization portal (NetID and password required). Students requesting an exemption, for medical or religious reasons only, from the requirement that they submit proof of vaccination will find those forms on the portal.

Guide to Returning to Rutgers

Returning to Rutgers Safely

Read the Guide to Returning to Rutgers, the plan for units across the university to resume performing their functions in-person.

Complete the mandatory My Campus Pass, a daily self-screening application for employees and students, before entering a Rutgers building or being on campus. Log in to

Use the Rutgers Visitors Log to register visitors, vendors, contractors, and guests each day using this required platform. Access the app.




Health & Safety

COVID-19 On-Campus Testing Strategy, Rutgers offers SARS-CoV-2 PCR saliva testing to specified groups of employees and students on campus on a weekly basis. Read about the university’s testing strategy. Visit the Testing Program Dashboard to see results of the testing performed.

Mental Health and Wellness Rutgers offers student support and guidance services at CAPS or UBHC. Rutgers staff, faculty, and their families can seek services through Rutgers4U. The My Wellness app for Rutgers employees is available within the Rutgers app and within the myRutgers portal.



Dean Robert Johnson receives COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Rutgers offers COVID-19 vaccinations. Appointments are available at three campus locations: Camden, Newark, and Piscataway. Appointments required; no walk-ins.

Videos & Podcasts

Our Path Forward: Returning Safely to Rutgers Antonio Calcado, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, talks about the decision to require vaccinations for Fall 2021 enrollment. [Watch the video]

COVID-19 Biweekly Health Briefings from RBHS Chancellor Brian Strom provide an opportunity for information sharing and clarification on COVID-19-related topics. [Watch the past briefings]

On the Pandemic podcasts where university experts and leaders in health examine the challenges we face in our recovery from COVID-19, with Mary E. O’Dowd, Executive Director, Health Systems and Population Health Integration, RBHS. Listen on your preferred platform.


Be Prepared

For resources that can answer your questions about the current and upcoming semesters, please visit your respective campus website:

Resources from New Jersey

The COVID Alert NJ app anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.  Download the app and learn about other resources available from New Jersey.

Visit New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration site to find vaccine locations.


Research operations prepare to begin the final phrase of restoring and repopulating facilities. Read the  details.



Get answers to your questions on health and campus safety, vaccines, uploading documentation, and more subjects of concern and interest to the university community.

Additional Announcements

Update on COVID-19 Telecommuting Policy Relaxation (May 20, 2021)

Temporary Expansion of Permissible Use of Accrued Paid Sick Extended Through December 31, 2021 (May 20, 2021)

Updates on Summer Events, Camps, and Vaccinations (May 13, 2021)

Our Path Forward – COVID-19 Vaccination and the Fall Term (March 25, 2021)

Additional announcements can be found on the Communications page.

Emergency support

Donate to support Rutgers students during this crisis and help fund COVID-19 research and clinical care:

This website is your official source of information about the university’s response to COVID-19. This is an evolving situation and we will provide updates as information becomes available.  Check this site frequently.