As the state of New Jersey gradually reopens this summer, the University may permit additional necessary in-person operations in University spaces. Before bringing more faculty, staff, and graduate students into University work spaces, each department must follow the Summer Phased Resumption of On-Campus Operations Process. Only critical work that cannot be performed remotely should be considered for in-person resumption.
The timing of the University’s resumption of on-campus operations will be determined by University leadership, in consideration of federal, state, and local public health guidance and mandates.
The University has created a process to guide departments as they plan for a phased resumption of operations, as permitted by state and local government and the University.
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has developed a guide, "The Princeton Playbook," for the phased resumption of limited on-campus operations. The playbook applies to work conducted in all University-occupied spaces, including central campus, Forrestal campus (excluding PPPL and GFDL), satellite buildings, etc. The guide is "a living document" that will update as new information becomes available. It remains in effect until August 31, 2020 or when replaced with guidance for the fall semester.
The guide is intended for all faculty, staff, and students regardless of their role and whether their work is currently performed on campus or from home. Protecting everyone’s health and safety is a shared responsibility, and each of us is personally accountable for following these guidelines. Departments and other administrative units may have additional, specific guidance and expectations that supplement – but should not conflict with – these guidelines.