COVID-19 Information and Resources

The EHS website has available a number of resources for the campus community as we work together to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Information On COVID-19 For the Princeton Community: Princeton University’s main coronavirus website is a comprehensive resource for up-to-date information on the University's response to COVID-19. Go to Site »

Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQs page includes questions and answers regarding: 

  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Face Coverings
  • Gatherings and Events
  • Hand Washing and Hand Sanitizers
  • Return to Campus / Resumption of Operations Processes
  • Vehicle Use
  • Ventilation
  • Visitors

Health and Safety for the Campus Community

University Policies and Guidance

The University has updated guidance and policies related to COVID-19. 

Gatherings, Events, and Conferences

University staff, students or faculty can host indoor and outdoor gatherings and events of any size on or off campus. Princeton University-sponsored events and gatherings (events) held indoors must be set up in accordance with updated guidelines and the University’s Visitor Policy.

Face Coverings and Social Distancing

Starting March 14, 2022, face coverings will be optional in most University spaces, with some exceptions. Details may be found in the Supplemental Guidance on Face Coverings.

Teaching and Classroom Practices: Updated guidance on teaching and classroom practices related to face coverings is summarized in the Supplemental Guidance on Face Coverings.

Aerosol-Generating Performing Arts Activities: There are specific guidelines for singing and playing wind instruments, including specialized masks and filtering bell covers.

Social Distancing: Social distancing is no longer required indoors or outdoors.


Academic, administrative and residential buildings will remain accessible to appropriate faculty, staff and students by card access only, with limited exceptions. 

All visitors to indoor spaces on campus are required to attest to vaccination status. As of May 16, 2022, in some circumstances, visitors who are not up-to-date with COVID vaccines are now permitted if they either attest to (and are prepared to show proof of) having a negative test for COVID-19 OR agree to wear a mask at all times when indoors. Learn more in the Supplemental Guidance for Visitors.

If you wish to sponsor a visitor to work or conduct research in a laboratory, academic or administrative space, you must request approval from your department head. Use the sponsored visitor request form.

Undergraduate and graduate students who wish to sponsor overnight guests who are up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccination must complete the Student Guest form.

Campus Operations and Facilities

Beginning July 4, 2021, social distancing is no longer required in campus buildings. Buildings remain locked, but may be reoccupied at the same levels as before the pandemic.

Reversing Facilities Modifications

Many spaces were modified with Plexiglas barriers, removal of furniture, chair straps, tape, and signage to support social distancing. Please review the Returning University Spaces to Original Layouts guidance before removing barriers, chair straps, etc. 

COVID Signage

Most signage related to COVID-19 public health requirements may be removed or replaced. Please see Returning University Spaces to Original Layouts for information about which signs to retain.

Ordering Personal Protective Equipment and Supplies

Guidance for ordering personal protective equipment and disinfection supplies.

Princeton Playbook: Guidelines for the Phased Resumption of On-Campus Operations

This playbook provides a comprehensive set of policies and guidelines that members of our University community must follow in any University workplace. 

Ventilation in Classrooms

Guidance on ventilation in classrooms whether assigned by the University registrar or maintained by individual departments.

Information For Academic Managers

Update 6/8/21: An Important Step Towards Normal Research Operations (pdf)
See the Princeton Research website for additional updates.