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
FAQs on important topics in campus safety related to COVID-19 including face coverings, disinfection, ventilation and much more.

University Policies
The University has instituted several new policies in response to the pandemic.

Daily Symptom Check
All faculty, staff, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students are required to complete a Daily Symptom Check before coming to work on campus or before entering any University building oterh than their campus residence, and 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.

Students, staff, and faculty who do not have a thermometer for home use may request one by emailing ehs@princeton.edu.

Travel Restrictions and Quarantine
All faculty, staff, researchers, graduate students and undergraduate students are required to complete and submit a Risk Assessment form three to seven days prior to returning from a state or territory included in the NJ Travel Advisory, currently any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware). Staff from University Health Services review the form and advise on whether quarantine is necessary.

PPE and Face Coverings
The Face Coverings Policy, endorsed by the Environmental Safety and Risk Management Committee, states that students, staff, faculty and visitors are required to wear face coverings at all times when in buildings or on property occupied by Princeton University, except under certain circumstances.

Additional Resources:

Campus Operations and Facilities

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. The Playbook is also available in a PDF version.

COVID Signage
Facilities staff are installing signs in campus buildings in a phased approach as they reopen. If you need signage, send a request to shouska@princeton.edu or aaronf@princeton.edu in the Office of Capital Projects. 

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

COVID-19 and Sustainability Resources
A list of resources to support Princeton University students, faculty and staff as they navigate challenges related to sustainability and COVID-19.

Information For Academic Managers

Update 12/1/20: Dean For Research Announces Next Steps in Resumption of Activities

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:

Remote Learning Review Guidance
This guidance is provided to Princeton University instructors and program administrators who will provide remote instruction opportunities to students and other educational program participants.

Department Resumption Checklist
Steps to follow to prepare for the return of staff to the office or workspace.

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.

Campus Advocate Program
In an effort to maintain high levels of compliance with public health measures amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, staff members will be positioned inside facilities across campus to help educate the Princeton University community on the University’s health and safety guidelines.

Online Training

Princeton researchers and staff who have not yet returned to campus need to complete required COVID-19 safety training, available in the Employee Learning Center under "Covid-19 Awareness" (login required). Choose from one of the two available trainings: