Website updated: April 10 (6:30 p.m.)
Virtual Town Hall
President Christopher L. Eisgruber and University leadership held a?virtual?Town?Hall for staff?from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9, using Zoom to discuss impacts of COVID-19 on the campus community and University budget and operations. If you missed it or would like to view the virtual Town Hall again.
Non-research volunteer projects to address public health needs during the pandemic
In response to the significant public health needs from the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has convened a group to evaluate, support and assist with non-research volunteer projects primarily focused on production, manufacturing and donation.?Learn more on the COVID-19 Response Special Activities and Resources Group website, which also outlines a number of volunteer opportunities for interested members of the University community.
The focus of the COVID-19 Response Special Activities and Resources Group is to allocate University resources and coordinate several special activities that can have immediate application and impact. This includes:
- Collection and donation of cloth face coverings;
- Inventorying and repurposing of equipment and materials that can potentially be used to design and produce protective equipment and other healthcare needs;
- Production of medical devices or parts using 3D printers and other manufacturing equipment; ?
- Blood drives to assist with critical levels of the nation's blood supply.?
University homepage stories
This week, four stories about Princetonians aiding others during the coronavirus pandemic were posted to the University homepage:
? University staff work 24/7 to support on-campus community during coronavirus pandemic
From providing critical medical care to baking a birthday cupcake, Princeton staff members are dedicated to helping students who remain?on campus during COVID-19.
This story amplifies the extraordinary efforts of staffers from every corner of campus and those working at home to support the on-campus community in myriad ways.
Read the full story.
? In support of New Jersey communities
As part of Princeton’s ongoing efforts to support New Jersey and our neighboring communities, the University has made a number of donations to state and local partners that are working to help protect health care workers and emergency responders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The University also is helping to address hunger and local food insecurity in a time of economic uncertainty, and will continue to work with the community and the state to find ways to help and support this fight over the long term. Read the full story.
? Share your stories of #TigersHelping
In challenging times, Tigers help each other and support those in need. Times like this remind us just how much we rely on relationships with communities of extraordinary people. We have launched a campaign of inspiring stories, and we are eager to hear about efforts, large and small, of #TigersHelping.
Please post your stories using the hashtag #TigersHelping, follow @princetonalumni social media channels — including?Facebook,?Twitter?and?Instagram?— or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org?with how you and other Tigers are helping in the world today.
? University funding for COVID research with strong potential for impact
With the aim of accelerating solutions to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton has awarded University funding for seven new faculty-led research initiatives with strong potential for impact.
The projects include research on asymptomatic transmission, immunity following infection, vaccines, new treatments, contact tracing, economic implications of social distancing, challenges unique to urban environments, and strategies for reducing pandemic-associated domestic violence.
The funding enables faculty and their teams to address crucial questions in biomedical, health-related and fundamental science, as well as policy, social and economic topics. Projects will receive funding of up to $100,000.
The University’s support for new research against COVID-19 was spurred by a groundswell of requests from faculty, said Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti, whose office coordinated the application process and the review of the proposals.
Read the full story.
Website updated: April 8 (8:15 p.m.)
On April 8, the University sent out its COVID-19 weekly community newsletter. The electronic?newsletter for the campus community — faculty, staff, researchers, postdocs and?students — provides a summary of the latest guidance and updates shared on this website; public health guidance and policies affecting our campus and community, on-campus and off; as well as a sampling of stories of Tigers “In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity.” In this week’s edition, you can get up to speed about the upcoming virtual town hall for staff and faculty with President Christopher L. Eisgruber and University leadership; a budget update from Provost Deborah Prentice; a new remote testing service for employees; the launch of the website tigershelping.princeton.edu?and the tireless work of staff across campus; the CDC’s latest guidance on face masks; and the upcoming blood drives to support our community.
Website updated: April 8 (1:30 p.m.)
On April 8, Provost Debbie Prentice sent an email message to all Princeton University faculty and staff:
Dear Princeton University faculty and staff,
Thank you for the work that you have done over the past weeks to support our students and your faculty and staff colleagues under circumstances that none of us could have imagined when this semester began. Even with the disruptions of the past month, the University continues to meet its scholarly mission, and that would not have been possible without all of you.?
At a time when we are all seeking clarity, much remains uncertain about the current crisis.? We do not know when we will be able to resume normal operations nor when our students will be able to resume their educational activities on campus. It also remains unclear how the current health emergency will impact the fall semester.
We also don’t know what the ultimate operational and budgetary impacts of this crisis will be on the University. This unprecedented public health emergency has precipitated a period of economic uncertainty, touching every corner of our nation. Economic conditions have been fundamentally altered in a matter of weeks, and universities across the country are having to reassess every aspect of their operations.?
Princeton is not immune from these challenges, and we will have to make some hard choices in the weeks and months ahead. That said, because of our strong endowment, the generosity of our community, and the work of many of you, we are fortunate to face these new challenges from a solid budgetary position. This will not spare us from the need to make difficult reductions and tradeoffs, but it does buy us time to evaluate the evolving situation and make major decisions in a more thoughtful, measured way.
Even with these advantages, however, there are a few critical moves that we must make now in response to the economic reality we currently face. The impacts of this crisis are real, and we need to start addressing them immediately.
First, we are suspending faculty and staff salary increases, except where required by previous agreement, including in relation to faculty promotion and retention. Because of the immediate impacts of this crisis, this will also include this spring’s Merit Increase Pool.
Second, we are carefully managing staffing levels to sustain our current workforce for as long as possible. Our goal is to protect the positions of those currently working at Princeton. That means that all requests for new permanent and term positions and hires, including filling open vacancies, will be approved on an exceptional basis only — and the bar will be high.?
In addition to our regular employees, at any given time there is also a limited number of temporary hourly, casual and contracted positions working across our campus.?This period is no different.?Through the end of this semester, managers should continue to use their existing resources and usual discretion when it comes to retaining these positions.?We will not be able, however, to guarantee support for all of these positions over the long term.?Understanding that our operating picture will look very different heading into the summer, we are asking managers to start planning now for a decreased dependence on these positions beginning?June 2.?
Third, we are asking all managers to look for ways to better leverage existing staff whose primary responsibilities cannot be fulfilled under our current “stay at home” order and social distancing protocols. This may require some of you to take on new tasks and functions for the time being. We appreciate your flexibility during this unusual period.
Finally, we are asking units across campus to cut all non-essential spending. We do not know how long this health emergency will last, and we do not know how deep the economic impacts will be. Every dollar we can save now will give us more flexibility to support our core priorities as the long-term economic picture becomes clearer. Each one of us can make a difference when it comes to spending. If you see areas where we can save, please raise them to your manager. All ideas are welcome, and no amount of savings is too small for us to pursue.
As we continue looking across the University for savings, our focus will remain on four key priorities — ensuring the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff; restoring our teaching and research activities to normal operations, safely but as soon as possible; sustaining our commitments to access and affordability; and retaining and supporting our talented workforce.
Over the coming weeks, the central administration will be working with departments, centers and operating areas across campus to find more ways to reduce costs and adjust our operations to meet the world we now live in. Make no mistake, we will all have to tighten our belts, but we will do so based on the best data available and grounded in those guiding priorities.?
Later today, the Office of Human Resources and the Dean of the Faculty’s office will distribute further guidance to heads of offices, departments and academic units on how we will implement these new directives. We will continue to communicate with all of you as major decisions are made and will continue to share the financial realities and the thought process behind those decisions.?
Thank you again for your continued commitment to Princeton and your professionalism during these trying times.?
Website updated: April 8 (10:50 a.m.)
As of Wednesday, April 8, Princeton’s University Health Services (UHS) reports they are aware of the cases detailed below. Please remember, if students, faculty, or staff are tested for coronavirus, in any jurisdiction, they must contact UHS email@example.com.?No one should wait for results; they should reach out to UHS directly as soon as they are tested.
The University will continue to provide regular updates on the number of tests and cases involving community members which UHS is aware of.?These numbers, especially those involving students who no longer reside on campus, are based on self-reporting.??
99 students have been tested for COVID-19. Of those, 18 students tested were on campus and 81 were elsewhere.
On-campus students (18)
- 3?students?tested positive. Of those: 1 met the clinical criteria for discontinuation of isolation and is off campus; 2?met the clinical criteria for discontinuation of isolation and returned to regular on campus housing.
- 11 students tested negative and were able to discontinue isolation and return to their previous housing arrangements.
- 4?students are awaiting test results. Of those: 2 remain in isolation; 2 discontinued isolation according to clinical criteria.
Off-campus students (81)
- 39?students tested positive and are receiving appropriate treatment.
- 37?students tested negative.
- 5?tests are still pending.
48?employees have been tested for COVID-19. Of those:
- 16?have tested positive. Of which: 8 have recovered and discontinued isolation; 8 are in their respective homes in self-isolation and receiving appropriate treatment.
- 21?have tested negative.
- 10?tests are pending results.
- 1 had resulted inconclusive and the employee will not be retested.
This update is as of April 8 at 8:30 a.m. The University will continue to report regularly to the community on these developments.
Website updated: April 7 (6 p.m.)
University leadership is hosting a webinar with President Christopher L. Eisgruber?for?staff from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9, using Zoom. Staff are invited listen to President Eisgruber and others discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the campus community.
Due to technical limitations, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 registrants. The session will be recorded and posted online later that evening for all to access.?
University staff may register here: https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1YilMCIhQLOoZhSclD1IjA
Staff can email questions in advance firstname.lastname@example.org. Time permitting, a limited number of questions will be accepted through the Zoom Webinar question and answer function.
On April 7,?Human Resources?emailed all benefits-eligible faculty and?staff members that they and their?eligible dependents?now have access to?VitalCheck-Doctors in Your Office, a resource available to conduct screening?and, if appropriate, facilitate testing for COVID-19. The cost is covered 100% by their health insurance. Employees need not be enrolled in a Princeton medical plan to utilize this service.?
Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19 as described by the?Centers for Disease Control (CDC).?Most people have?mild illness and are able to recover at home.
If individuals think they may have COVID-19 and would like to discuss their symptoms or exposures with a doctor, book an appointment through the?VitalCheck—Doctors in Your Office website.?The doctor will screen them, advise them about the symptoms to which they should be alert, offer next steps to avoid getting the virus, and suggest how to avoid passing it onto loved ones.?
If the individual meets specific criteria,?VitalCheck—Doctors in Your Office will send them a coronavirus lab kit.?This is not a home test kit; it is a lab test, the same test that is conducted at state public drive-through stations. A physician will call to guide the individual and oversee the collection of the specimen and process for delivery of the specimen to the lab. Results are being returned within 48–72 hours.?
If employees are being tested for COVID-19, or someone in their household is being tested for COVID-19, please?notify UHS by email@example.com so UHS can begin contact tracing.
April 3 update:?
The CDC has updated its guidance to recommend the use of cloth face coverings “in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). The guidance also clarifies that this recommendation is to use cloth face coverings, not surgical masks or N95 masks, as those are critical supplies that must be reserved for healthcare workers and medical first responders.
April 2 update:
The University has launched a new COVID-19 Community?newsletter focusing on public health guidance and policies affecting our campus and community, on-campus and off, as well as a sampling of stories of Tigers “In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity.” The electronic?newsletter provides a summary of the latest guidance and updates shared on this website. The first edition was sent to?faculty, staff, researchers, postdocs and?students?on April 1 and will be emailed to the campus community weekly.?
April 1 update:?
On April 1, University Health Services announced updates to the Student Health Plan regarding referrals, coverage for COVID-19-related care, and coverage for telehealth visits. The changes are intended to make it easier for individuals on the Student Health Plan to receive services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The changes apply to undergraduate students, graduate students and student dependents enrolled in the Student Health Plan for the 2019-20 plan year. More information on the Student Health Plan’s recent updates is available on the University Health Services website.
March 30 update:
On March 30, University Health Services (UHS) said it will continue its temporary suspension of operations in its overnight infirmary until it can be properly staffed. This suspension began March 23 and is a precautionary public health intervention related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued effect on UHS staffing. As stated previously, the suspension is not a reflection of any change in the current status of public health policy on campus or in the community.
UHS will remain open Monday through Friday during regular business hours (8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.).? After hours and on weekends, on-call coverage and consultation will also remain available. If you do not feel well (have a fever, cough, trouble breathing) or otherwise have an urgent health concern, you can continue to contact UHS at 609-258-3141. UHS will also continue to offer COVID-19 testing to students who have a fever (99.6 or higher), cough, and shortness of breath. If you have been tested for COVID-19 in any jurisdiction, please inform UHS of this firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have non-COVID-19-related, non-emergency questions, you may also consult with UHS by emailing AskHealth@princeton.edu during business hours and they will respond within 48 hours. UHS is not currently offering routine healthcare appointments for students on campus as they continue to focus their efforts on COVID-19 prevention and response. View the full announcement on the UHS website.
March 29 update:
On Saturday, March 28, the CDC issued a Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.?This advisory aligns with earlier New Jersey ‘stay at home’ orders and University policies regarding travel.?Previous policies and practices implemented by the University already meet the standards laid out in the new advisory, so it requires no additional action by students, faculty, or staff.?Members of our community should continue to refrain from all non-essential travel, and to comply with New Jersey and surrounding states’ ‘stay at home’ provisions, which allow for staff to travel to and from the University for work as needed.
We ask every member of the Princeton University community, whether on campus or elsewhere, to continue doing all they can to help slow the spread of this pandemic, including careful hand-washing, social distancing, and staying home as much as possible.?Please remember, if you are tested for coronavirus, no matter where you are tested, you should immediately?notify UHS by email@example.com.
Acts of bias, discrimination, and harassment run counter to our University values and Princeton’s policies, including Respect for Others and our nondiscrimination policies, as well as our Statement on Diversity and Community.
Princeton University is committed to maintaining an educational, working and living environment that is free of all forms of discrimination and where every member can thrive. It is essential that each of us uphold and demonstrate these core values of dignity and respect. We encourage you to communicate these values to your staff and colleagues.
Public Health Guidance
We encourage all members of the University community to employ the following social distancing techniques:
- Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places including the library, dining halls, Frist, Prospect House, etc.
- Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging.
- Limit in-person meetings.
Prevention measures are similar to those utilized against the common cold and flu. Those measures include frequent hand washing and avoiding touching one's face with unwashed hands.?
The CDC does not recommend the use of surgical masks by people who are well. Those who are ill should consult a healthcare provider about using a surgical mask to reduce the spread of their illness.?The University is conducting more frequent cleaning in common areas and on commonly touched surfaces, including in dining and housing spaces.
Below are links to University Health Services handouts that explain social distancing, isolation and quarantine, as well as recognizing COVID-19 symptoms, and what to do if you think you might have the disease.
- Fact Sheet on Preventing the Spread of COVID-19?
- Fact Sheet for Individuals Who Are Isolating
- What to Do While Self-Quarantined
- CDC Traveler FAQs: How to Protect Yourself When Traveling?
- CDC Traveler Public Health Resources
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and?please call in advance.
- Undergraduate and graduate students on campus – call?University Health Services?at 609-258-3141.
- Students off campus - contact your primary care provider or local urgent care center. If you are tested for coronavirus, you must?notify UHS by firstname.lastname@example.org?so UHS can begin contact tracing.?
- Employees – contact your primary care provider or local urgent care center.?If you are tested for coronavirus, you must?notify UHS by email@example.com?so UHS can begin contact tracing.?
The following is specific guidance from University Health Services 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 for:
Any questions should be emailed to UHS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes and Research
To facilitate social distancing, all?lectures, seminars?and precepts will move to virtual instruction beginning Monday, March 23?and remain virtual through the end of Spring 2020, including exams. ??
Faculty have received guidance and recommendations on online delivery methods for their courses.?The McGraw Center will provide support to faculty, as detailed on its?website, including instructional strategies, available tools?and recommended best practices.?
Dean of the College Jill Dolan sent an email to?undergraduates on March 19 with information about learning continuity,?grading and other academic resources for virtual instruction for the remainder of spring 2020 semester.?
Public health officials advise that it’s crucial to reduce density on campus. Moving to virtual instruction will allow the University to decrease the potential health risk to the larger community, and the easier it will be to care for those who may become ill and to manage the eventual impact of this virus. ?
The Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) has also compiled a list of frequently asked questions related to sponsored research.
Events and Meetings
Campus events cancelation information:?
All campus events are canceled following Governor Murphy's state-wide "stay at home" order issued on March 21.
In-person meetings are strongly discouraged.?Meeting organizers should use remote technology whenever possible, including substituting conference calls and phone conversations for in person meetings. Meetings that must take place should use social distancing best practices.
Princeton remains operational?with remote classes starting?March 23,?and essential staff who perform critical services continue to support?undergraduate and graduate students who have been approved to remain on campus.?
On March 20, Alumni Engagement, University Advancement, announced that the 2020 annual Reunions event, traditionally held the weekend prior to Commencement, will not be held this year.?For the full announcement, please visit the Alumni Engagement website?and the Reunions?website.
From the announcement: “In partnership with our public health officials and alumni leaders, we have made the difficult decision that Reunions will not take place as planned this May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.?While we will miss this opportunity to gather with generations of Princetonians and family members for our flagship alumni event, we have determined that convening 25,000 people on campus for a large-scale, celebratory event — particularly one that relies on the dedication of hundreds of student employees and countless alumni volunteers — is not possible or prudent at this time. We felt it important to share our decision on Reunions as soon as possible so that classes and individuals can plan accordingly.”
Online events for the greater Princeton community:
Academic and campus life departments, centers, and programs are offering a variety of virtual and online lectures, music, religious services and other programming. This is a brief sampling.
The following events are free and open to the public:
Princeton University Concerts (PUC) offers an evolving list of free?streaming resources, and invites the public to join its virtual concert hall on Spotify as part of its new?Collaborative Listening Project. PUC hopes both initiatives might help fill your social distancing with music!
The Office of Religious Life offers a daily 10-minute guided meditation with Dean Matt Weiner at 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, via Zoom.
The?Lewis Center for the Arts?is now offering a number of virtual events and activities including online dance classes, a series of conversations with theater makers, and guest artist talks open to the University community, with more opportunities being planned. Stay up to date by?signing up?to receive a weekly email of coming events.
Princeton University Chapel’s Sunday services will be videotaped and may be viewed online at?Sunday Chapel Service. The services will remain archived, so everyone may return to them whenever they might find that to be helpful.
Princeton University Art Museum is pleased to offer online lectures ?and highlights of current exhibitions.
Yiyun Li, professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, invites readers to participate in her virtual book club Tolstoy Together.?Inspired by the solidity and structure that “War and Peace” provides in these unsettling times, the novel offers “a moment each day when we can gather together as a community.”
The following events are for the University community only:
The John H. Pace ’39 Center for Civic Engagement has curated a number of tips, resources, information and ideas to virtually respond and engage.
Led by Campus Life units and facilitated by the Office of Wintersession and Campus Engagement (OWCE), this page contains resources for Princeton undergraduate and graduate students to reduce social isolation and encourage connections while on-campus opportunities are suspended due to COVID-19 precautions.
As of 5 p.m. EDT March 14, the University has asked?all students studying abroad to?return to their permanent residence?by March 23, 2020. This is an expansion of the University’s previous suspension of study abroad programs in Europe, China and other countries following travel restrictions issued?by the federal government and the declaration of a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. The University continues to work with students on arrangements to return to their permanent residences and to help defray travel costs, as well as to discuss future academic options and accommodations.??
The University announced March 12 it was suspending operations at the five international?Bridge Year Program?sites, with a proposed departure date for students of March 20.?The University continues to work?directly with the approximately 40 students and their families on travel arrangements for the students to return to their residences.
All University-sponsored international travel is prohibited, and all personal international travel is strongly discouraged. Non-essential University-sponsored domestic travel should be postponed or canceled. These restrictions will not apply to University-sponsored travel required to return to campus by community members who are currently studying or working remotely.?
We understand that some individuals and academic/administrative units are already planning University-sponsored international and domestic travel for the remainder of 2020 and 2021. ?Given the significant uncertainty, we encourage you to delay or postpone such plans. If you must make plans, please pay close attention to cancellation and refund policies and change fees. ?
All students, faculty and staff returning from impacted countries (CDC Warning Level 3 and Warning Level 2 countries as well as USDOS Level 4 and Level 3 countries) must fill out the For Returning Travelers (COVID-19) online form?before their return. This is both for those on University-sponsored and personal travel.
- General questions (email@example.com)
- Medical questions about coronavirus (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Human Resources Coronavirus Resources for Employees webpage
- Human Resources?Benefits Updates During COVID-19?webpage
- General information about University-sponsored travel to high-risk locations
- Questions about?travel safety to affected areas or international destinations (contact?Kara Amoratis, Associate Director, International Travel Safety and Security)
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization?
- State of New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Website?
princetoncovid.org?A Community Collaboration of Princeton Public Library, the Municipality of Princeton and Princeton Public Schools
Princeton has sent out a series of announcements to update?the University community regarding coronavirus. This list will be updated as further communications are sent.
- April 7, 2020: Human Resources email to benefits-eligible faculty and staff about COVID-19 testing resources available to employees
- April 3, 2020: Dean of the Graduate School weekly email to graduate students regarding updates and resources
- April 1, 2020: University Community COVID-19 Update email to all students, faculty and staff
- March 27, 2020: Dean of the College email to undergraduates regarding approved?grading policy refinements
- March 27, 2020: Dean of the Graduate School email to graduate students to provide updates and information to help navigate challenges and adhere to state and University guidelines
- March 22, 2020: Dean of the Faculty email to faculty about Governor Murphy's?state-wide 'stay at home' order
- March 22, 2020: Human Resources email to staff about Governor Murphy's state-wide 'stay at home' order?
- March 21, 2020: Dean of the Graduate School email?to graduate students about Governor Murphy's?state-wide 'stay at home' order
- March 21, 2020: Dean for Research email?to faculty and staff who are responsible for laboratory research regarding Governor Murphy's state-wide 'stay at home' order
- March 21, 2020: Vice President for Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun email to undergraduates approved to remain on campus
- March 20, 2020: Email to students, faculty and staff notifying them about?possible new restrictions on certain businesses and public activities in the state of New Jersey over the weekend, possibly as early as Saturday, March 21.
- March 19, 2020: Dean of the College email to undergraduates about learning continuity
- March 19, 2020: Dean of the College email to faculty about teaching continuity
- March 18, 2020: Email to students, faculty and staff urging them to notify University Health Services of?all COVID-19 tests by any health care provider in any jurisdiction
- March 17, 2020:?Email to Graduate Students Regarding?Academic Adjustments to Graduate Programs and Virtual Office Hours
- March 17, 2020: Coronavirus Information Update for Staff email from Human Resources and Dean of the Faculty
- March 17, 2020: Dean of the Graduate School updated message about graduate student housing and COVID-19
- March 17, 2020: President Eisgruber’s message to Princetonians on meeting the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19
- March 16, 2020:?Dean for Research email on PI Responsibilities for Continuity of Research; and submission of Research Essential Operations Plan
- March 15, 2020: Human Resources Email to Staff with Coronavirus Work Policies Update
- March 14, 2020: Message from Dean of the College Regarding?Undergraduate Policies about Refunds and Credits for Room and Board
- March 14, 2020: Email to Study Abroad Students About Updated Policy to Return to Permanent Residences
- March 13, 2020: Email to Post-Docs and Faculty Who Advise Graduate Students
- March 13, 2020: Email to University community with COVID-19 update
- March 13, 2020: Email to staff, faculty and students regarding changes to building access
- March 12, 2020:? Coronavirus Update to University Staff
- March 12, 2020: Email to University travelers to Europe, U.K. regarding suspension of travel
- March 11, 2020: Email to graduate students from Dean of the Graduate School?
- March 11, 2020: Email to undergraduates?announcing that all classes will move online for spring semester, all undergraduates to remain off campus except those meeting specific criteria.
- March 10, 2020: University update on COVID-19 email to campus community?
- March 10, 2020: University Health Services announcement about service changes
- March 10, 2020: Human Resources email to staff?with information regarding coronavirus
- March 9, 2020:?President Christopher L. Eisgruber's letter?to University community on next steps regarding COVID-19 to ensure health and well-being of entire community
- March 9, 2020: Provost Deborah A. Prentice memo to faculty regarding moving courses online
- March 9, 2020: Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti memo on COVID-19 planning for research continuity?
- March?5, 2020: Human Resources?email to faculty and staff
- March?4, 2020:?Spring Break Travel Restrictions?email to students, faculty and staff?
- March 3, 2020:?President Christopher L. Eisgruber's letter to the University community?
- Feb.?28, 2020: Coronavirus-related Travel Updates?email to students, faculty and staff
- Feb.?17, 2020: University's Ongoing Response to Global Coronavirus Outbreak?email to students, faculty and staff
- Feb.?3, 2020: Updated Coronavirus Guidance from NJ Department of Health?email to students, faculty and staff
- Jan.?31, 2020: Coronavirus Guidelines Regarding Travel To and From China?email to students, faculty and staff
- Jan.?30, 2020: University Monitoring Coronavirus Abroad?email to students, faculty and staff
- Jan.?24, 2020: General Coronavirus Awareness?email to students, faculty and staff
Latest Updates Archive
Previous daily updates that were posted to the top of this coronavirus website have been archived online for reference.?