Community Safety Practices
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, all employees and students must use the My Campus Pass symptom checker app.
- To access My Campus Pass, log into my.rutgers.edu.
- 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 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 shared spaces (e.g., meeting rooms, conference rooms, conference rooms, breakrooms, copy rooms, etc.)
- indoors in classrooms, seminar rooms, lecture halls, meeting rooms, etc.
- indoors in private spaces with more than one occupant (shared offices)
- indoors in public spaces (e.g., hallways, restrooms, stairs, elevators, etc.)
- Face coverings/masks must be selected, worn, and cleaned in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines
- Mask exhaust valves are not permitted
- See the table below for descriptions of the four types of face coverings/masks
Use and Care of Face Coverings/Masks
- Putting on the face covering/mask
- Wash hands or use hand sanitizer prior to handling the face covering/mask
- Ensure the face covering/mask fits over the nose and under the chin
- Situate the face covering/mask properly with nose wire snug against the nose (where applicable)
- Tie straps behind the head and neck or loop around the ears
- Avoid touching the front of the face covering/mask
Cloth Face Coverings
- Must not be used for more than one day
- Must be washed after use
- Should be replaced immediately if soiled, damaged, or visibly contaminated
- Use and cleaning of cloth face coverings must comport with CDC recommendations
- Must not be used for more than one day
- Must be placed in the trash after use or if it is soiled, damaged, or visibly contaminated
- Should not be placed in recycling receptacles
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
Guidance for Specific Scenarios
- In an open environment, be sure to maintain at least six feet distance from others
- In areas of open/unassigned seating have at least one workspace separating you from another person
- In an office, no more than one person should be in the same room unless the required six feet of distancing can be consistently maintained
- Department heads must assess open work environments and meeting rooms to institute measures to physically separate and increase distance between, such as:
- Placing visual cues such as floor decals, colored tape, or signs to indicate where people should stand while waiting in line
- Placing one-way directional signage for large open spaces with multiple through-ways to increase distance between individuals moving through the space
- May request assistance with space and occupancy assessments, temporary signage and graphics, furniture rearrangements, and environmental health and safety matters from Institutional Planning and Operations. Contact the University Facilities Service Call Center at 848-445-1234 (this number covers all university locations) or visit their website to Submit a Maintenance Request.
- You are encouraged to communicate as needed by email, telephone, or other available technology rather than face-to-face
- In-person meetings
- Are strongly discouraged
- all in-person participants must wear face coverings and be seated six-feet apart
- Departments should remove or rearrange chairs and tables or add visual cue marks in meeting rooms to support social distancing practices between attendees
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.