Work During COVID

Fall 2021 Quick Guide and Update

Above: A quick guide to returning to the Princeton campus for late summer and the fall semester 2021, narrated by Jim Sturdivant and Robin Izzo from Environmental Health and Safety. Slides will advance automatically; pause video for more time. This presentation can also be viewed in PDF format with clickable links.  

Fall 2021 Quick Guide and Update PDF »

Workplace Safety and Public Health Resources

Detailed information for faculty and staff, managers and those returning to in-person instruction are available in this Workplace section. Use the links here or at the top of this page to the left of "Work During COVID." 

Also available on this website is information on testing, including eligibility and frequency for the asymptomatic testing program, as well as quarantine and isolation procedures for those who test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact. 

Reporting Cases and Close Contacts

Faculty, staff, and students must email if they have been tested for COVID-19, confirmed to have COVID-19, or quarantined by a healthcare provider or local health department as a close contact of someone who is confirmed to be ill with COVID-19.

Additional guidance on what to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19, come into contact with someone else who has tested positive, or have symptoms of COVID-19 is available on the COVID Testing and Public Health Guidance page on the UHS website.

Face Coverings Update

September 10, 2021: The current policy requiring all members of the campus community, whether fully vaccinated or not, to wear face coverings indoors will continue until further notice. Although the positivity rate among the campus community has remained in the low to moderate range, the analysis team, composed of physicians, scientists, and administrators, recommended continuing to require masks indoors in University buildings given the high case rate in the surrounding area.

Face coverings are not required outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.

The indoor face covering requirement will be evaluated weekly by a team of physicians and scientists. Be sure to check the Princeton COVID Resources page for the most up-to-date information.