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Note: More recent COVID-19-related communication may supersede information in this announcement.

March 31, 2022

Rutgers Community Members:

As a reminder, effective Monday, April 4, use of face coverings in offices, conference rooms, research labs, housing, and public spaces in buildings will be optional. However, 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. The use of face coverings is still required in all public spaces, including offices, research labs, housing, and conference rooms, for faculty, staff, and students who have received an exemption from the university’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

The decision to use face coverings in spaces where they are not required is entirely a matter of individual choice and should always be respected. As a practical matter, and in the event that the need arises, you should always carry a face covering.

We will continue to monitor and communicate any changes.

Wishing you good health,


Antonio M. Calcado
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer