COVID-19 Policies and Guidance

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has developed numerous policies and guidelines to ensure continuation of the University's teaching and research mission.

A list of policies and guidance follows. Please note that the work policies from the Dean of the Faculty and the Office of Human Resources require logging in through University central authentication.

Also, be aware that policies and guidance will be updated from time to time as the University responds to changing state regulations and other factors determining the response to the pandemic.

  • Vaccination Policy for Employees (including all Faculty and Staff) — All employees of Princeton University must provide proof of having received a full course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. Employees may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement based on their disability/medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief. Employees who did not receive an accommodation must also receive a booster vaccine by January 31, 2022 or within 30 days of becoming eligible for a booster vaccine, whichever is later.  
  • Gatherings, meetings and events guidelines — University staff, graduate students or faculty can host indoor and outdoor gatherings and events of any size on or off campus. From November 30, 2021 until further notice, undergraduate students and undergraduate student organizations may host gatherings in accordance with the Temporary Requirements for Undergraduate Students. Restrictions on indoor gatherings with food have been implemented through mid-February 2022.
  • Visitor Policy and Guidelines — Visitors (as defined by the policy) must be sponsored by a faculty or staff member and granted approval in order to access any campus building. Visitors are permitted outdoors, on campus grounds. Supplemental guidance (as of July 4) expands the categories of approved visitors and has information for conference planning and research visits.
  • Communicable diseases — Princeton University seeks to address communicable disease in a responsible and timely manner, consistent with applicable public health guidance and legal requirements, taking into account factors such as the nature of the condition, the severity of the condition, the health and well-being of our campus community, and privacy considerations of our campus community.
  • Face coverings policy and guidance — Effective August 11, 2021, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face covering indoors in buildings occupied by the University. Exceptions to this requirement include working alone in a room or cubicle or when actively eating or drinking.
  • Contractors and Vendors — All University Contractors and Vendors who provide services on campus or in University Property must comply with New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines, all applicable Executive Orders issued by the Governor of New Jersey, and any additional requirements and instructions provided by the University representative with oversight responsibility over their engagement.
  • Expanded use of institutional data — In light of the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, the University has determined that a temporary, expanded use of personally identifiable electronic information and other institutional data is necessary as part of its pandemic response.
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