Health Guidance

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New Jersey currently advises anyone arriving from a state deemed “high risk” to quarantine for 14 days once they reach New Jersey. Please read this announcement for important details about what undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, postdocs and researchers should do if planning to return to campus this summer or fall.

To clarify the contact tracing process for the University community, University Health Services (UHS) has updated its contact tracing webpage. This page includes information for students and employees who have been tested for COVID-19.

On July 19, Princeton's Office of Environmental Health and Safety updated its Covid-19 FAQs, with sections on cleaning and disinfection, face coverings, hand washing and hand sanitizers, resumption of operations processes, training and vehicle use.

Please remember, if students, faculty, or staff are tested for coronavirus, in any jurisdiction, they must contact UHS at No one should wait for results; they should reach out to UHS directly as soon as they are tested.

On July 8 the University updated its communicable disease policy relevant to all communicable diseases including COVID-19. Read the full policy on the Environmental Health & Safety website.

The University continues to track domestic and international travel conditions as they will impact travel plans for returning students, faculty and staff. Individuals returning to campus may have to follow quarantine protocols set by the CDC and state of New Jersey.

The University Health Services (UHS) coronavirus webpage provides students and employees with detailed information about testing availability and requirements, as well as fact sheets on preventing the spread and tips for isolating and quarantining.

Every person on campus, including visitors, must follow the University's face coverings policy when indoors and outside.
The following is specific guidance from University Health Services on what to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19, or come into contact with someone else who has tested positive.
Students on and off campus, faculty and staff should take the following steps if they have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing.