Princeton COVID Resources

Updates to University Policies and Mitigations

Changes to Isolation Guidance

The CDC and NJDOH have relaxed the guidance for a minimum of 5-days of isolation after a positive COVID test. Instead, those with respiratory symptoms should adhere to common sense guidelines for all respiratory viruses, including staying up-to-date with vaccination, avoiding others when sick with fever and/or significant respiratory symptoms, and practicing good hygiene (frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes).

Given this updated public health guidance, students, faculty, and staff are no longer asked to isolate for at least 5 days after testing positive for COVID. Instead, they should follow the CDC Respiratory Virus Guidance and stay away from others until their symptoms have improved and they have been fever-free for 24 hours. 

The University is no longer expecting students to submit their COVID tests to University Health Services’ Global and Community Health. 

Vaccination is an important measure to decrease the chance of getting sick and having complications from respiratory viruses. Vaccines currently available for respiratory viruses include those protecting from influenza, COVID, and RSV with specific seasonal and age recommendations. CDC also offers guidance related to COVID boosters for older individuals.

KN95 masks and COVID-19 rapid antigen tests continue to be available to students.

Face Coverings

For more information on face covering guidance, visit EHS’ website.

With a valid student ID, students can obtain up to 10 KN95 masks at the following locations:


  • All Residential College offices: weekdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Graduate School at Clio Hall: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:45pm
  • Graduate College Porter’s Lodge: weekdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lakeside Apartments Main Office: regular business hours

Up to 10 per person. Cannot pick up masks for another person. Must show valid student ID.

University COVID News

COVID and Other Public Health Updates
March 15, 2024

Some important public health concerns facing our region and updated guidance as students return from spring break travel.

COVID Update | University Policies and Mitigations
April 14, 2023

The University is ending the vaccination and visitor policy mandates. Campus lab testing will end June 6, 2023. 

Memo to students: Isolation Protocols for 2022 Fall Semester
Sept. 8, 2022

What to expect related to COVID-19 isolation protocols as you settle into the fall semester for 2022.