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Recent Announcements

April 6, 2021
Vaccination Preparation Update

Rutgers’ online vaccine portal for faculty, staff, and students to register their interest in receiving a vaccine from the university is now available. Once our supply allotment has been determined and supplied by the State, Rutgers will offer vaccines on our Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick campuses.

April 2, 2021
Fall Return to the Banks

Chancellor Christopher Molloy provides an update on the planning for Fall 2021 at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

April 1, 2021
Moving Forward

Chancellor Brian Strom’s message to the RBHS community.

March 31, 2021
Planning for the Fall Semester

Interim Chancellor Margaret Marsh provides plans for Fall 2021 at Rutgers–Camden.

March 31, 2021
Message from Chancellor Cantor–Fall 2021

Chancellor Nancy Cantor outlines plans for the Fall 2021 semester at Rutgers–Newark.

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

Moving toward a return to pre-pandemic normal, the university announces that students planning to attend Rutgers in Fall 2021 will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Returning to Rutgers Safely

Read Returning to Rutgers, the comprehensive plan for restart as submitted to the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.

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. Rutgers employees also can find resources on COVID-19 telecommuting and wellness.



Dean Robert Johnson receives COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccinations

“This vaccination is one of the most important steps we can take to protect us from the devastations of COVID-19,” says Robert Johnson, dean of Rutgers’ two medical schools.

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 and upcoming steps in the process. [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, a podcast series where university experts and leaders in health examine the critical 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 register for the vaccine and find vaccine locations.


Rutgers released its plan to restore and repopulate research at the university, reopening research venues in a staged manner. Learn more to understand and support the safe return to full research capability.

Read a message about maintaining safety in our research enterprise.


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

Additional Announcements

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

COVID-19 Telecommuting – Extended through May 31, 2021 (March 31, 2021)

Extension of Prohibition of Indoor and Outdoor Events (March 22, 2021)

A Moment to Commemorate Tragedy and Commitment (March 4, 2021)

Quick Reference Guide, Guiding Principles & Expectations (February 2, 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.