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
  • Daily Symptom Check
  • Face Coverings
  • Gatherings, Events, and Meetings
  • 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. 

Daily Symptom Check
All faculty, staff, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students who are not fully vaccinated are required to complete a Daily Symptom Check before coming to work on campus or before entering any University buildings other than their campus residence. After completing the check, you may not come to campus if advised to stay home. This page provides a link to the web-based form and to the paper forms.

As of July 6, 2021, employees who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to submit a Daily Symptom Check. Do not come to campus if you have any symptoms aassociated with COVID-19. 

Gatherings, Events, and Conferences

As of July 4, 2021, indoor and outdoor gatherings of any size hosted by University staff, students or faculty, on or off campus will no longer require review and approval from the Gatherings Review Team.

Beginning August 1, 2021, religious services, varsity and recreational athletic events, arts performances, and lectures are permitted to be open to the general public, with no vaccination requirement and departments may host conferences with visitors.

University-sponsored gatherings, conferences and events are expected to follow the Gatherings and Events Guidelines and should be scheduled through the EMS web app (link is external) for reservable spaces.

Face Coverings and Social Distancing

As of July 4, 2021, face coverings and social distancing are not required in Princeton University buildings or outdoor spaces. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue to wear face coverings indoors, especially when around other people. The University encourages a culture of non-judgment and no assumptions regarding mask-wearing. 

For more information, see the Face Coverings Guidance.


With some exceptions, visitors must be approved to be on campus. See the Visitor Policy for more information.

  • Academic, administrative and residential buildings will remain accessible to appropriate faculty, staff and students by card access only. 
  • As of June 17, 2021, the category of “approved visitors” was expanded to include:
    • prospective undergraduate student outdoor tours media and film crews that have been pre-approved by the Office of Communications to enter campus buildings
    • prospective graduate students who have received approval from the Graduate School;
    • prospective faculty, postdoctoral fellows and staff who have received approval from the administrative department head of the University employee sponsoring the visitor
    • Beginning August 1, 2021, individuals participating in University-sponsored conferences,  public performances, varsity and athletics events, and religious services.
  • You must follow the guidance in Hosting an Indoor Conference or Event with Pre-Registered Visitors (link) if you are hosting pre-registered visitors at a conference.

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

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. 

Information For Academic Managers

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