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Recent Announcements

September 8, 2020
COVID Observation Reporting Form

Rutgers unveils the COVID Observation Reporting Form for reporting non-emergency violations of the university safety guidelines.

August 27, 2020
Rutgers COVID-19 Testing Program Dashboard

The summary results of Rutgers’ testing program are available for review on the testing program dashboard. Our positivity rates remain very low, especially compared to our colleagues in other universities.

August 19, 2020
Returning to Rutgers—Institutional Plan for Restart

Rutgers has submitted this comprehensive restart plan to the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE).

August 6, 2020
Rutgers COVID-19 Testing Strategy

Rutgers has developed a testing strategy that utilizes risk assessments to prioritize testing as part of a return-to-campus program.



Returning to Rutgers Safely

Read Returning to Rutgers, the plan for restart as submitted to the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. This comprehensive document merges the original Return to Rutgers information with plans for academics, research, and athletics. Read Antonio Calcado’s message about this resource.

Use building signage to indicate health and safety guidelines. [Video]

Remember the three Ws. Wear a face-covering. Watch your distance. Wash your hands. [English Video] [Spanish Video]

Health & Safety

The health and safety of all members of our community is a shared responsibility. Learn about the required preventative practices that everyone at the university must follow.

COVID-19 On-Campus Testing Strategy

Rutgers University offers SARS-CoV-2 PCR saliva testing to specified groups of employees and students on campus. Read about the university’s testing strategy.

Testing Program Dashboard

Visit the Testing Program Dashboard page to see the complete results of the SARS-CoV-2 testing performed as part of the university’s strategic testing program.

Academic Instruction

For the fall 2020 semester, the majority of undergraduate courses is being delivered remotely. Graduate and professional education have returned to a combination of in-person and remote education.

Be Prepared

For resources that can answer your questions, please visit your respective campus website:


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.

Administrative Functions

Learn about the plans for preparing people and places for our gradual return to campuses including continued telecommuting, phased and flexible staffing, work options, safety practices, and guidance for uses of shared spaces.


Find health and safety poster samples; visitor log forms; guidance on face coverings; social distancing signage and floor markings; space divider examples and sources; and additional resources in the toolkit.

It’s Up to Us Posters [PDF]


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

Additional Announcements

COVID-19 Telecommuting – Extended through December 31, 2020 (August 13, 2020)

Operating Status of the Rutgers Libraries (August 5, 2020)

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.