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 COVID-19 pandemic. Go to Site »

Health and Safety for the Campus Community

FAQs for COVID-19 Health and Safety 

Fall Operations

Research Safety

Guidance For the Phased Resumption of Research
The University has produced a Plan For Phased Resumption of On-Campus Research. Also broken out into a seperate web page is the EHS Guidance for Safe Research. The following resources are associated with these documents: 

Biosafety Precautions for Research with Human Clinical Specimens that May Contain Infectious Agents, including SARS-CoV-2
Work with all unfixed human tissues must be conducted according to Biosafety Level 2 containment and work practices. Given the potential for exposure to SARS-CoV-2, additional precautions may be required. 

Online Training

Safety training for Princeton researchers and staff is available in the Employee Learning Center under "Covid-19 Awareness" (login required). Choose from one of the two available trainings: 

PPE and Face Coverings

Face Coverings Policy
This policy, endorsed by the Environmental Safety and Risk Management Committee on July 17, 2020, states that students, staff, faculty and visitors are required to wear face coverings at all times while in University-occupied spaces except under certain circumstances. 

Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings
This guidance is based on information published by the New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of April 27, 2020.

Ordering Personal Protective Equipment and Supplies
Guidance for ordering personal protective equipment and disinfection supplies as departments plan for resumption of operations. 

The Right Mask — A Primer
Surgical masks, homemade masks and respirators have become a symbol of the COVID-19 pandemic. Which is the right choice to use? How do they protect us? 

Other Health and Safety Resources

Staying Safe and Well in the Home Office 
With no commute and everything under one’s own control, working from home can feel safer than a typical day at the office. Yet the home office presents its own set of safety concerns that are easily overlooked in familiar surroundings.

Fed-Ex Announces Temporary COVID-19 Surcharge
Fed-Ex has announced a temporary COVID-19 related price increase on international shipments, including for those services utilized by the research community.

Other University Resources

COVID-19 Response Special Activities and Resources Group
In response to the significant public health needs from the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has convened a group to evaluate, support and assist with non-research volunteer projects primarily focused on production, manufacturing, and donation.

PPE Inventory Sought For COVID-19 Donations
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the University’s Emergency Management Group is asking Departments, Labs and Centers to inventory PPE for donations. The University is working with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and will determine how to distribute the items in a fair and equitable fashion based on statewide need.