The EHS website has available a number of resources for the campus community as we work together to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
The University has instituted several new policies in response to the pandemic.
- Gatherings Meetings and Events Policy
- Visitor Policy
- Communicable Disease Policy
- Face Coverings Policy
- Daily Symptom Check Requirements for Faculty, Staff, and Students
- Requirements for University Contractors and Vendors
- Expanded Use of Institutional Data during COVID-19 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 email@example.com.
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.
- Guidance on Face Coverings provides information on choosing, making, and caring for face coverings.
- A quick guide to choosing and wearing face coverings is also available as a downloadable pdf version.
- Ordering Personal Protective Equipment and Supplies provides instructions on how to purchase face coverings.
- Face Coverings Guidance for Laboratories
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.
- Facility Modification Guide: Provides graphics and plans to support the Princeton Playbook.
- Resumption of On-Campus Operations: Steps for department managers to follow to prepare for the return of staff to the office or workspace.
- Guidance on Ventilation Systems: Information on modification of ventilation systems on campus.
Facilities staff are installing signs in campus buildings in a phased approach as they reopen. If you need signage, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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
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:
- Appendix 1: Lab Configuration and Lab Occupancy Signage
- Appendix 3: Phased Plan for Resumption of Services at Princeton University Library
- Princeton University Research Resumption Checklist
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.
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:
- Safe Practices for Resumption of On-Campus Operations: required for all students, faculty, and staff not working in a laboratory setting
- Safe Practices for Resumption of Research: required for all students, faculty, and staff conducting research.