January 21, 2022
Return to Campus Update – January 31, 2022
The return to the campus is confirmed for Monday, January 31, 2022. On this date, employees should resume their pre-Omicron work schedules, and in-person classes, events, and associated services will resume. Read the Announcement for full details.
January 10, 2022
Information on Student Required Booster Vaccination
All students who are eligible to receive a vaccine booster must do so and must upload proof of having received a booster by January 31, 2022. Students residing in university housing should upload their information by January 15, 2022. Rutgers is a vaccine administration site and offers boosters at no cost at our three campus clinics.
The temporary expansion of permissible use of accrued paid sick time for COVID-19 related self-quarantine, school closure, place of child-care closure, or lack of availability of child-care that expired on December 31, 2021, has been extended through January 31, 2022.
January 7, 2022
Update on Booster Vaccination for Faculty and Staff
All employees who are eligible to receive a vaccine booster must do so and must upload proof of having received a booster by January 31, 2022. Employees who have recently tested positive may extend this booster deadline by 90 days from the date of their positive COVID test.
January 4, 2022
Significant Changes Related to COVID-19
The data and the science surrounding the surge in COVID-19 cases, and the dramatic spread of the Omicron variant, require that we adapt to the evolving situation. To do so, we are implementing appropriate contingency plans that rely on today’s best available information and expertise so that we may continue to manage the impact of this virus at the university. Plans include in-person classes temporarily converting to remote classes through January 30; employee telecommuting extended through January 30; booster requirements for students and employees; housing and dining services changes; event and athletic event changes; and more. Read the announcement for full details.
December 20, 2021
Update on COVID-19 Protocols and Change in Operating Status
With the Omicron variant now upon us, decisions have been made to safeguard the health and safety of our community. From January 3 to 9, 2022, the university, all clinics, and research operations will remain open. If possible, telecommuting in accordance with the updated Telecommuting Policy relaxation is encouraged. Employees deemed essential should report as scheduled unless otherwise notified. Beginning January 3, 2022, any employee required to work on campus may access free weekly testing at the university through January 31, 2022.
All in-person or hybrid events scheduled from December 23, 2021, through January 31, 2022, should be moved to entirely virtual platforms, postponed, or canceled. Information concerning athletic events will be released as decisions are made.
December 17, 2021
COVID Testing from State of NJ
The State of New Jersey and Vault Medical Services have partnered to offer at-home COVID-19 saliva testing at no cost.
December 3, 2021
Update on Telecommuting Policy Relaxation
As part of the university’s continued commitment to the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutgers has extended until June 30, 2022, the relaxation of Section II (A) of Policy 60.3.22 Alternative Work Arrangements and Telecommuting for Regularly Appointed Staff with regard to who is eligible to telecommute. All other policy provisions are no longer relaxed effective December 31, 2021.
- Get the update for Event Protocol
- Read the Guide to Returning to Rutgers, the toolkit for the return to campus.
- Faculty and staff can review the Return to Rutgers Tech Checklist.
- Navigating Our Classrooms and Student Spaces is a quick reference guide for faculty and students.
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 my.rutgers.edu.
Use the Rutgers Visitors Log to register visitors, vendors, contractors, and guests. Access the app.
Health & Safety
Vaccinations & Boosters
Students: Upload your vaccination and booster records to the Rutgers Student Immunization portal. NetID and password required.
Faculty/staff: Upload your documentation to the COVID-19 Vaccination portal.
Rutgers offers COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters at three campus locations.
For resources that can answer your questions about the current semester and beyond, please visit your respective campus website:
- Rutgers University–New Brunswick
- Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
- Rutgers University–Newark
- Rutgers University–Camden
Event Protocol Update (January 13, 2022)
COVID Booster Guidance (December 9, 2021)
Vaccine Deadline for All Rutgers Employees Remains in Effect (December 8, 2021)
New Deadline to Comply With Federal Order Requiring Coronavirus Vaccines (November 8, 2021)
President Biden’s Executive Order Requiring Coronavirus Vaccine (October 25, 2021)
Navigating Our Classrooms and Student Spaces (August 30, 2021)
Additional announcements can be found on the Communications page.
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.
Donate to support Rutgers students during this crisis and help fund COVID-19 research and clinical care: support.rutgers.edu/covid19support
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.