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Vaccine Appointments and Information

Rutgers is offering COVID-19 vaccination to students, faculty, staff, and others who have a Rutgers NetID. The Rutgers community may register for an appointment on the Rutgers COVID-19 vaccine portal. Rutgers also is offering vaccines to the public; contact the Vaccine Scheduling Assistance Program by calling 848-445-3033, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. for assistance in scheduling an appointment. Learn about hours and locations of on-campus vaccine clinics and the vaccine requirement for employees on the COVID-19 Vaccine page

To find other vaccine sites in the state, visit the New Jersey vaccine appointment finder.

Upload your Vaccination and Booster Documentation

In order to comply with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 requiring many employees of federal contractors and others to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to protect the health and safety of the university community, Rutgers is requiring all university employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of your unit at Rutgers or whether you work remotely.

Employees must upload vaccination and booster documentation to the faculty/staff COVID-19 Vaccination portal. All employees who are eligible to receive a vaccine booster must do so and must upload proof of having received a booster. A NetID and password are required. Employees who have recently tested positive may extend the booster deadline by 90 days from the date of their positive COVID test. The application process can be found at

Any employee seeking a medical or religious exemption for the required COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of covered individual status, may access exemption request information under University Policy 100.3.1. Those who have received an exemption from vaccination are also excused from the booster requirement. Download the employee request for exemption forms: Request for Medical Exemption and Request for Religious Exemption.


CDC guidance on testing can be found within their COVID-19 website.  Please review information about COVID-19 testing for employees on the Rutgers Strategic Testing Program webpage.

External Testing Resources:

  • Free at-home testing is available through the State of New Jersey. Learn more on the Vault health program page.
  • Employees who are OptumRx members are eligible for coverage of 8 tests per member per month. Learn more on the OptumRx program webpage.
  • Every home in the U.S. is eligible to receive free at-home COVID-19 tests. Learn more on the website.

Face Coverings/Masks

Updated guidance on recommended use of face coverings and masks can be found on the Health and Safety webpage.


Returning to Rutgers

Review the Event Protocol Update released on January 13, 2022.

Read Navigating Our Classrooms and Student Spaces and the Guide to Returning to Rutgers.

The Office of Information Technology offers a Return to Rutgers Tech Checklist as a webpage and PDF.

COVID-Related Apps

My Campus Pass, is a self-screening app that may be used by employees when traveling to campus or entering a Rutgers building to screen for COVID-19 symptoms. To access My Campus Pass, log into The second app, Rutgers Visitors Log, is available by logging into  Anyone with an active NetID can enter a guest through the system.

Resources for Working Virtually and Maintaining Wellness

The COVID-19 Telecommuting and Wellness website provides guidelines and resources to help employees effectively manage working remotely and the stress that may come along with it. These resources focus on supporting the physical and mental well-being of our employees as they continue to adjust to workplace and life changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rutgers University Family Support Line

The new confidential staff, faculty, and family support line: Rutgers4U (1-855-652-6819) offers emotional and therapeutic support during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Travel Restrictions

For the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff, Rutgers continues its broad restriction on both foreign and domestic travel for University purposes, while allowing limited travel that is explicitly approved as an exception via a waiver process. The restriction includes domestic travel for University purposes outside of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and Connecticut region. Refer to the Travel Guidance page available from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs for more details.

Travel and Quarantine Advisories

Rutgers is aligned with the quarantine and travel recommendations put forth by the New Jersey Department of Health.

International travelers should review the CDC’s COVID-19 travel recommendations by destination.

Please check New Jersey Department of Health guidelines for the most up-to-date information and guidance.