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Dean Robert Johnson receives COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccinations & Boosters

COVID-19 vaccines and first 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.

Rutgers offers COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

Those with a previously approved exemptions are also exempt from the booster requirement.

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

Get answers to COVID-19 vaccine questions.








Health & Safety

Mental Health and Wellness If you are feeling anxious or know someone who is, we urge you to seek assistance. Rutgers has many wellbeing resources available to assist students and employees. 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.

Testing Learn about Rutgers testing program, requirements, and locations.




Be Prepared

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

Watch the past episodes of the COVID-19 Health Briefing with RBHS Chancellor Brian Strom and listen to On the Pandemic Podcast hosted by RBHS’s Mary O’Dowd.



June 10, 2022
COVID-19 Protocols Updated

Rutgers has updated COVID protocols as the virus moves from pandemic to endemic. The rules, regulations, and policies that helped us address the pandemic have now been updated. Many of our previous protocols have expired while others have been modified to reflect current conditions. Read the announcement for full details on face coverings, vaccines and boosters, testing, and quarantining and isolation.

Face coverings: are required in all indoor teaching spaces, libraries, and clinical settings. Individuals with an approved exemption from the university’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements must wear face coverings in all public spaces, including offices, research labs, housing, and conference rooms. Compliance is mandatory.

Events: All indoor events require attendees to show proof of full vaccination or a COVID-19 negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the event. Face coverings are no longer required at events. No restrictions are placed on outdoor events.

Vaccine requirements for contractors, volunteers, and others: A university policy addresses vaccination requirements for volunteers, contractors, guest lecturers, and others. Read the FAQ about the policy.

Vaccines and boosters: All students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated, obtain a booster when eligible, and upload records to the university vaccine portal.

June 6, 2022
Update on Telecommuting Policy Relaxation

The relaxation of Section II (A) of Policy 60.3.22 regarding telecommuting, set to expire at the end of June, will be further extended until August 31, 2022. The requirement to enter into a telecommuting agreement between the employee and their department still will not be necessary. All other policy provisions are no longer relaxed.

Additional Announcements

Event Protocol Update (January 13, 2022)

Information on Student Required Booster Vaccination (January 10, 2022)

Update on Booster Vaccination for Faculty and Staff (January 2, 2022)

COVID Booster Guidance (December 9, 2021)

Additional announcements can be found on the Communications page.

Report concerns

Submit violations of university safety guidelines by completing the COVID Observation Reporting form. Please note that submissions are not monitored in real-time and are intended for non-emergency concerns only.

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.