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In support of Rutgers’ commitment to health and safety for all members of its community, the University has updated its Immunization Requirements for Students to include the COVID-19 vaccine. (Read Policy 10.3.14 COVID-19 Immunization Record Requirement for Students). This health policy update means that, with limited exceptions, all students must be fully vaccinated and upload record of these vaccinations to the Rutgers Student Immunization Portal. In addition, Rutgers has required all employees, both faculty and staff, to upload proof of vaccination as well. The university requirements allow for medical and religious exemptions.

As of May 16, 2023, booster doses will no longer be required unless an individual falls within the definition of a “Covered Individual” set forth in University Policy 100.3.1.


COVID-19 presents with a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

This list is not all inclusive. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. See the CDC website for details.

Student Health

If a student is on campus with symptoms, they may contact student health services.

To make an appointment with Rutgers Student Health:

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.

COVID-19 Testing

Please note that the campus COVID Testing Program ended on May 16, 2023. All COVID Test Centers on campus are closed. Test kits are no longer available through on-campus vending machines. Test kits are readily available in retail outlets.

Reporting of positive test results is no longer required.