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COVID-19 Protocols for Fall 2022 semester

Face coverings: required in all indoor teaching spaces, libraries, and clinical settings.

Follow the recommendations of the CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation Calculator for COVID infection and exposure.

Get information for Event Protocol

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.

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 well-being 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 the 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 operating status page:

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.


August 16, 2022
Fall Semester 2022 Health and Well-Being Protocols

As we return for the fall semester, we continue to monitor the effects of the COVID-19 and the monkeypox viruses. Read the announcement for full details on COVID-19 and monkeypox protocols.

COVID-19 Protocols

Face coverings: are required in all indoor teaching spaces, libraries, and clinical settings. Compliance is mandatory.

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.

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.


Commercial testing, antiviral treatments, and a safe and effective monkeypox vaccine are already available. However, both antiviral treatments and vaccines are still in short supply. Individuals should contact and consult with their physicians if they suspect that they may have contracted or been exposed to monkeypox. The university does not have access to monkeypox vaccine and will not be offering treatment.

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.

Additional Announcements

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

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

Additional announcements can be found on the Communications page.


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