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Recent Announcement

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.

January 7, 2022
Expansion of Permissible Use of Accrued Paid Sick Time Extended Through January 31, 2022

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.




Guide to Returning to Rutgers


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. Access the app.




Health & Safety

Testing Learn about Rutgers testing program and view the weekly testing program data.

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.

The My Wellness app for Rutgers employees is available within the Rutgers app and within the myRutgers portal.



Dean Robert Johnson receives COVID-19 vaccine

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.

Get answers to COVID-19 vaccine questions.

Be Prepared

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

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


Additional Announcements

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.

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. This is an evolving situation and we will provide updates as information becomes available.  Check this site frequently.