Upload your Vaccination and Booster Documentation
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 https://rtr.ipo.rutgers.edu/vaccines/.
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.
Please review information about COVID-19 testing for employees on the Rutgers 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.
Quarantining and Isolation
The Centers for Disease Control offers an interactive Quarantine and Isolation Calculator that provides valuable information and guidance for individuals with COVID-19 and for those who have had close contact with an infected person. The CDC tool provides guidance on face coverings, testing, and isolation. All employees and students with COVID-19 or who have had close contact with a person with COVID-19 should follow the recommendations provided by the Quarantine and Isolation Calculator.
Employees who test positive for COVID-19 (via PCR or antigen test), regardless of whether they have symptoms, should follow the advice provided from the CDC calculator, inform their campus Occupational Health office of positive test results if they are working on campus and have close contacts at work, and follow up with their personal physician/urgent care to obtain return-to-work clearance if they are not significantly improved by day five.
Employees who are able to work remotely and feel well enough may do so, with supervisor approval, while in isolation. Employees who are unable to work remotely must use sick time or paid time off.
Updated guidance on recommended use of face coverings and masks can be found on the Health and Safety webpage.
Rutgers University Family Support Line
The confidential staff, faculty, and family support line: Rutgers4U (1-855-652-6819) offers emotional and therapeutic support during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Future of Work
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the nature of work across every sector of the American workforce, including higher education. Beginning on September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023, Rutgers will launch the FlexWork@RU Pilot Program to expand the current flexible work arrangement offerings available to employees and roll out a new caregiver support program.
Refer to the Travel Guidance page available from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs for details.