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Spring 2023 Health and Safety Protocols

Face coverings: continue to be required in clinical settings; they are no longer required in most indoor spaces but are welcomed

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Dean Robert Johnson receives COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccinations & Boosters

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are required of all Rutgers students and employees who are eligible to receive them. Upload proof to the appropriate student or employee vaccine portal.

Read the university policy that addresses vaccination requirements for contractors, guest lecturers, and others.

Get answers to COVID-19 vaccine questions.

Health & Safety

Tests Kits for Students learn about test kits and vending machine locations

Mental Health and Wellness well-being resources are available to assist students and employees. Student support and guidance services are at CAPS or UBHC. Rutgers staff, faculty, and their families can seek services through Rutgers4U. My Wellness app for employees is available within the Rutgers app and myRutgers portal.

Be Prepared

For resources that can answer your questions about the current semester, please visit your respective campus operating status page:


January 11, 2023
Spring 2023 Health and Safety Protocols

The university continues to monitor all relevant health and safety issues, specifically COVID-19, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and Influenza (Flu), and the following are important health and safety protocols that remain in effect across Rutgers.

COVID-19 Vaccine and boosters: All students and employees who have not been granted a health or religious exemption are required to be fully vaccinated, to obtain a booster when eligible, and to upload proof of vaccination and boosters to the vaccine portals:
Student vaccine portal 
Faculty and Staff vaccine portal

Face Coverings: They are not required in academic or administrative settings. Wearing a face covering is required of all faculty, staff, students, and visitors in all clinical settings. While masking is optional in academic and administrative settings, we do encourage it.

Testing for Non-vaccinated Students and Employees: Students and employees with medical or religious waivers from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement must continue to test once per week using self-administered rapid tests and upload their results to

Test Kit Availability: Testing kits for COVID-19 continue to be available through vending machines that are located on all campuses. All students, irrespective of vaccine waiver status, may avail themselves of up to two tests per week at no cost. Faculty and staff may obtain free test kits through:

The university strongly suggests that before returning to campus, all community members utilize these free kits and test for COVID-19.

Additional Announcements

UPDATE – Masks Not Required in Classrooms and Libraries (October 21, 2022)

Important Updates and Changes to Rutgers’ COVID-19 Protocols (September 26, 2022)

More announcements can be found on the Communications page.

This website is your official source of information about the university’s response to COVID-19.