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The health and safety of everyone who comes to Rutgers is a shared responsibility. Following these community safety practices will help protect you and others.

My Campus Pass

  • When traveling to campus or entering a Rutgers building, employees and students may use the My Campus Pass symptom checker app to screen for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • To access My Campus Pass, log into
  • Click on the Get My Campus Pass button, which will take you to the symptom survey for completion. Once you submit your survey, you will receive an immediate notification as to whether you have been cleared for entry.

Face Coverings/Masks

Effective Monday, April 4, 2022, use of face coverings in offices, conference rooms, research labs, housing, and public spaces in buildings will be optional. Face coverings will still be required in all teaching spaces (classrooms, lecture halls, seminar rooms, etc.), teaching labs, computer labs, buses, libraries, and clinical facilities. Additionally, face coverings will continue to be required in student-staff and student-faculty meeting spaces. For faculty, staff, and students who have received an exemption from the university’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements, the use of face coverings is still required in all public spaces, including offices, research labs, housing, and conference rooms.

All members of the community should have a face covering in their possession at all times on campus.

  • Face coverings are not required when outdoors on Rutgers property. Nor are they required indoors when seated in a private office occupied by one person or at a workstation, provided that there is six-foot separation from other seated people.
  • Face coverings must be worn:
    • indoors in teaching spaces: classrooms, seminar rooms, lecture halls, teaching labs, meeting rooms, etc.
    • indoors in student-staff and student-faculty meeting spaces
    • in buses
    • in libraries
    • in computer labs
    • in clinical facilities
    • in all public spaces by individuals who have an approved exemption to the university’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement
  • Face coverings/masks must be selected, worn, and cleaned in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines

Frequent Handwashing

Clean your hands after being in a public place, blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching the face

    • Lather your hands with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds
    • If soap and water are not readily available, cover all surfaces of your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol and rub them together until they feel dry
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth at all times

Report concerns

Rutgers community members can 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.