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COVID-19: Coronavirus FAQs for Staff

Campus updates

(Updated April 3)

Please also read the Coronavirus Resources for Employees page on the Human Resources website, as well as the news section of the Human Resources website for emails that have been sent to staff regarding coronavirus and work policies.

Are there cases of COVID-19 at Princeton?

Princeton's University Health Services will provide regular updates on cases that they are aware of on the main page of this website (see Latest Updates section). 

Students, faculty and staff must notify University Health Services of all COVID-19 tests by any health care provider in any jurisdiction. Students, faculty and staff – both on and off campus – must immediately notify UHS by emailing communityhealth@princeton.edu if they are tested for coronavirus by any health care provider in any jurisdiction. This notification will allow UHS to conduct additional contact tracing and determine if there was any potential exposure to other members of the campus community so that they can take appropriate next steps to mitigate further spread of the virus.  

Due to limitations in testing and other factors, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 likely understates its prevalence in the University community. For that reason, it is especially important for everyone to practice social distancing and follow other public health guidance.  Faculty, staff and students are expected to notify University Health Services if they are being tested by emailing communityhealth@princeton.edu, and UHS will get in touch directly with that person’s close contacts.

What about people who were in close contact of the cases? 

The University works with local health authorities to identify and contact those who may have been in direct close contact. These individuals will go under self-quarantine as a precaution. These individuals will be notified by Occupational Health about the duration of the self-quarantine they need to observe. If these individuals develop symptoms they need to seek care and testing through their primary care providers and notify the University that they are being tested by emailing communityhealth@princeton.edu . 

What is the status of cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey? 

For updated state information, visit the New Jersey Department of Health's website.

Staff work policies

Where can I find a “one stop shop” overview of Human Resources policies related to  COVID-19?

Human Resources has created two newly updated COVID-19 webpages. The Coronavirus Resources for Employees webpage includes information on a range of resources including medical and well-being, financial, spiritual and religious, and work continuity. A secondary page, Healthcare Plans & Well-Being Resources Updates During COVID-19 includes benefits and healthcare plan changes as a result of coronavirus. Please check these pages frequently.

How does the March 21 ‘stay at home’ Executive Order in New Jersey affect my work?”  

As noted on the University’s homepageGovernor Phil Murphy has issued a state-wide “stay at home” Executive Order for New Jersey effective 9 p.m., Saturday, March 21. The Executive Order directs residents to limit non-essential activities outside the home, bans all public gatherings, specifies certain types of businesses that must cease in-person operations, and requires institutions across the state to facilitate remote working arrangements for their employees.

The Executive Order requires us to conduct as much of our work as possible from home. Fortunately, many of you have already begun to work remotely, and the University has adopted minimum staffing models for critical services that must be performed on campus

The Executive Order does not require the cessation of work that can only be done in person at institutions such as universities, nor does it restrict the ability of those who must perform these duties to travel to their workplaces. Princeton, therefore, remains operational, with remote classes to commence as planned on Monday, and we continue to support both undergraduate and graduate students living on campus.

The Executive Order exempts from staying at home “employees who need to be present at their work site in order to perform their job duties,” including, but not limited to, “law enforcement officers, fire fighters, other first responders, cashiers or store clerks, construction workers, utility workers, repair workers, warehouse workers, lab researchers, IT maintenance workers, janitorial and custodial staff, and certain administrative staff.” In the context of our University community, this permits staff whose work cannot be done remotely to come to campus as required to support operations, remote teaching and learning, and to otherwise care for students. When on campus, it is essential to practice social distancing by maintaining at least six feet of distance between you and others whenever possible, as well as to take preventive measures, such as thorough handwashing.

Managers, please contact your senior human resources manager if you still have questions about how the Executive Order applies to your specific operations and staff members. 

Were any changes made to the flexible and remote work arrangements policy procedures during this time?

While past communications regarding the coronavirus have strongly encouraged managers to consider and adopt work-from-home arrangements for staff where practical, the University, in keeping with the Executive Order, is now explicitly directing that all work that can be done from home must be done from home. Employees whose duties can be performed remotely should be in contact with their managers to discuss arrangements for moving their work off campus immediately, including coming to campus to collect whatever materials they may need to facilitate working from home.

Agreements do not need to be reviewed by HR. Written agreements are not necessary and at the manager’s discretion. HR recognizes there may be school-aged children at home during work hours due to school closures.

My child’s school has closed due to coronavirus but the University is open, and I need childcare because I work on campus. What do I do?

The University offers care through Bright Horizons Back-up Care Program, which provides faculty, staff, and graduate students with 100 hours of childcare assistance at a reasonable rate. In-home care is the best option currently. Most New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania daycare centers are closed; therefore, center-based care may not be an option. To schedule care, visit the Bright Horizons website or call 877-242-2737.

Additionally, effective March 16, 2020, benefits-eligible staff have access to Covid-19 Days that are separate and distinct from other time off options provided by Princeton. COVID-19 Days are intended to assist employees who are unable to work, either on campus or remotely, because of hardships related to the coronavirus. Refer to the new policy 3.1.2 COVID-19 Days for more details or contact your senior HR manager.

How will my pay be affected if I am required to stay on the premises past my shift due to a shortage of employees?

Current pay practices and overtime rules are in effect for all employees. Unionized employees may refer to your union contracts.

What are the HR sick leave policies if I need to be out of work related to coronavirus?

HR policy 3.1.5 Sick Days applies to benefits-eligible and temporary staff, and you may use it to cover your own personal illness or for when you need to stay at home to care for other individuals as specified by the NJ Sick Earned Leave Law and University policy. Contact your senior HR manager or the Benefits Team with questions. 

•        Unionized employees should refer to your collective bargaining agreements. 

•        Faculty and academic professionals should consult with the Office of the Dean of the Faculty for more information. 

•        If you do not have sick, vacation, or bundled time available to use, you should also stay at home and self-quarantine until you are cleared to return to work. 

  • Additionally, effective immediately, we are providing new Covid-19 Days, effective March 16, that are separate and distinct from those on which staff may be working from home and for which no leave time is needed. COVID-19 Days are intended to assist employees who are unable to work, either on campus or remotely, because of hardships related to the coronavirus. These could range from the health effects of COVID-19 itself to indirect consequences, such as childcare issues caused by school closings. The University is updating its policies to allow individuals to charge coronavirus-related absences to COVID-19 Days effective March 16, rather than first exhausting their sick, personal, and vacation days. Regular paid time off policies will only apply if and when all 14 COVID-19 Days are exhausted. Codes will be available shortly in Absence Management.
  • For illnesses that qualify for short term disability leave, there is a new electronic short term disability application specifically for faculty and staff diagnosed with COVID 19 illness. For this particular diagnosis, medical certification is not required to be submitted with the application. Refer to policy 3.1.9 Short Term Disability for additional information

Will I be paid if I’m directed by medical professionals to self-quarantine due to exposure to someone who is symptomatic or tested positive for coronavirus?

Employees will be paid their normal pay during the self-quarantine. If employees have jobs that can be performed at home, they are expected to do so. They should talk to their managers to make arrangements and clarify work assignments.

Do I apply for short term disability if my healthcare provider advises I stay home because I have COVID 19?

There is a streamlined process in place to report your absence that qualifies under the policy 3.1.9 Short Term Disability due to COVID-19 where you can download the application to report your absence. 

In the unlikely event that the University closes because of COVID-19, what happens?   

If Princeton must close, HR policies would apply the same as for any other University closure, such as weather related closure. 

Essential services staff and others designated to come to work during the closure will be paid according to union contracts and/or University policy. Proper precautions and protections will continue to be communicated as appropriate, depending on your department and role. 

Employees who have positions that are operationally appropriate to be able to work from home, will be expected to do so. You should talk with your manager to clarify your manager’s expectations.

A co-worker tells me they have been exposed to COVID-19 or has COVID-19. What should I do?        

You should remind your coworker that they must notify University Health Services by email at communityhealth@princeton.edu.

You should also inform your manager. You should not ask the employee health-related questions due to confidentiality and privacy laws. 

Employees with symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath should stay home and contact their healthcare provider.

For Supervisors: An employee in my department was at work on Monday, began feeling ill later that day, and was tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning. As a supervisor, in addition to telling the employee to stay home, what is my responsibility?

When an employee has been tested for COVID-19, whether due to possible exposure at work or outside of work, advise the employee to email communityhealth@princeton.edu immediately. This is a critical reporting responsibility the University is asking of each employee to help implement proper assessment for the health and welfare of those in close contact with the individual. You may not ask the employee health-related questions due to confidentiality and privacy laws nor may you disclose any medical information about the ill employee with co-workers.

As such, UHS clinicians will then contact and screen the employee to determine if any students or staff on campus are considered close contacts. As the supervisor, you should not identify or notify people you consider to be close contacts with the employee who has been tested. UHS will make those notifications after speaking with the ill employee. If you are unsure that the employee has or will report as instructed, you as supervisor then should make the reportto communityhealth@princeton.edu.

For Supervisors: One of my employees informed me of positive test results for COVID-19 and is staying home to self-isolate and recover. What is my responsibility?

You must advise the employee to email communityhealth@princeton.edu to inform the University of the positive test result. Upon receipt of the email, UHS clinicians will interview the employee to obtain a list of employees or students who are considered close contacts, if not already done, as every employee is expected to have communicated with Community Health when tested and while awaiting results. Close contacts are limited to people who were within 6 feet of the ill employee for at least 10 minutes. UHS emails each close contact a set of instructions to quarantine for 14 days from the most recent contact with the ill employee.

You may not ask the employee health-related questions due to confidentiality and privacy laws nor may you disclose any medical information about the ill employee with co-workers. You may inform the employee about applying for short term disability benefits by completing the newly created form that simplifies and expedites the review and approval process.

Is documentation required for an employee who has been sick to return to work?

If diagnosed with COVID-19, employees will have to be cleared medically to return to work. If the employee has questions about time off and/or leave policies, you and/or your manager should refer to the individual to HR policy 3.1.5 Sick Days, consult with the senior HR manager, or refer the employee to HR.

If the employee has not traveled to a CDC Level 3 Travel Advisory country and that individual’s illness is not related to COVID-19, refer to the sick leave policy and department procedures. For normal sick time, documentation is not normally required. Individuals who are on short-term disability are required to provide documentation and clearance to return to work through the normal procedures of the Office of Occupational Health Services. 

If an employee has recently traveled to a CDC Level 3 Travel Advisory country, your employee must provide medical clearance to the Office of Occupational Health Services to be cleared to return to work.

Will University buildings be open to students, faculty and staff? Will buildings be open to visitors?

Starting March 14 at 7 am campus academic and administrative buildings will be following an extended hour weekend building schedule until further notice. This means building exterior doors will be locked and will not be open to the general public. 

Students, faculty and staff will have access to buildings with card access systems using their cards from 7 am to Midnight

 Other university buildings without card systems will be locked and have key access only. Questions about being granted key access should be directed to Departments in these buildings. 

There is no change to residence hall access. All dorms remain locked 24/7 with card access. 

Questions about other public buildings like Frist Campus Center should be directed to those departments for information about access, hours and operations. The University Art Museum is currently closed to visitors.

Princeton University Library (PUL)  services are  available online and that Library staff members are available to work with Princeton faculty, students and staff. If you have questions or need help, contact the Ask Us service or email a staff member directly. For support with subject specific questions, contact the subject librarians. Books do not need to be returned at this time. All fines are suspended until further notice. Two additional library resources are: PUL support for remote research, teaching and learning and COVID-19 PUL alerts and information.

 

 

 

How to reduce risk

How can I practice social distancing?

  • 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.

What can faculty and staff do to reduce the risk of getting coronavirus?

The best things you can do are the same as those for preventing flu:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. Then throw the tissue in the trash and disinfect your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you have not already been immunized against the flu, contact University Health Services to schedule your free flu shot.

Is a surgical mask/facemask helpful in preventing transmission of coronavirus?

From the CDC: “CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.” University Health Services will not provide masks except for patient treatment at McCosh Health Center.

What type of office cleaning should be done if there is a case of coronavirus?

As with any seasonal respiratory illness, routine cleaning is effective. Routine cleaning products are fine, bleach is not necessary. Because this is flu season, Building Services has increased their cleaning and disinfection of high contact surfaces.

Health guidance

I am not sick but have been in close contact to someone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus. What should I do?

Consult your health care provider. Additionally, Princeton’s Occupational Health Services instructs that you are advised to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days from the last exposure, and be monitored by a health care professional. 

Report your self-quarantine to Occupational Health via email at communityhealth@princeton.edu.

I've been hearing about people who were in close contact with someone confirmed to have coronavirus. Who is defined to be a close contact?

According to the New Jersey Department of Health, a close contact is defined as: a) being within approximately six feet of a COVID‐19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health-care waiting area or room with a COVID‐19 case; or b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID‐19 case (e.g., being coughed on).

If I’m diagnosed with coronavirus or become aware of someone on campus who becomes diagnosed with coronavirus, what should I do?

Tell your health care professional. Your health care professional will work with the health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. If you are instructed to self-quarantine by health officials and/or if you are tested for the coronavirus, you must immediately inform Occupational Health via email at communityhealth@princeton.edu.

I recently returned from an area where COVID-19 is present and have symptoms consistent with coronavirus. What should I do?

If you are exhibiting symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider. Tell your health care professional about your recent travel or contact. Your health care professional will work with the health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. If you are instructed to self-quarantine by health officials and/or if you are tested for coronavirus, you must immediately inform Occupational Health via email at communityhealth@princeton.edu.

I have not traveled recently to an area where COVID-19 is present, but I have symptoms of respiratory illness. Can I come to work?

Students, faculty and staff who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come to work or class until they are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C]) or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).

What if I am sick and have symptoms related to coronavirus or have been diagnosed with coronavirus or am caring for someone with coronavirus?

Stay at home if you are not feeling well with symptoms for any illness. If you begin to feel ill at work, inform your supervisor and leave as soon as possible. We are asking all employees to pay attention to and follow this instruction, as it can limit the spread of illness to colleagues in the workplace. Call ahead to your healthcare provider or Teladoc and be seen as appropriate. If diagnosed with coronavirus, or if caring for someone with Coronavirus, follow your healthcare provider’s instructions, including if you are not sick but instructed to self-quarantine, and inform University Occupational Health Services via email at communityhealth@princeton.edu.

I think that I or someone in my family may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. What should I do?         

Call ahead to your health care provider or Teladoc. Explain that you have been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19. Tell your health care professional about your recent travel or contact. Your health care professional will work with the health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. If you are instructed to self-quarantine by health officials and/or if you are tested for the coronavirus, you must immediately inform Occupational Health via email at communityhealth@princeton.edu.

What should secondary contacts do? I am not sick but I have been in the proximity of someone who is under self-quarantine as a precaution (a precaution means the person does not have symptoms and was asked to self quarantine because of their potential exposure to a COVID-19 case). 

Being a secondary contact does not require you to self-quarantine. You would only self-quarantine if you are a close contact of a presumptive or confirmed coronavirus case. You should continue to monitor yourself for symptoms. If you notice that you have symptoms and feel that you need to be medically evaluated, contact your health care provider and stay home.

How do I know if I need to be tested for coronavirus?

The test is to be performed for individuals who meet CDC clinical criteria for COVID-19 testing. Read information from the CDC to learn more including when to be tested. Contact your healthcare provider for information about whether you meet the criteria for testing. If you are instructed to self-quarantine by health officials and/or if you are tested for the coronavirus, you must immediately inform Occupational Health via email at communityhealth@princeton.edu.

How do I get tested for COVID-19?

Contact your healthcare provider for information about testing. If you don’t have a healthcare provider, contact Health Advocate at (866) 695-8622 to find a provider and book the appointment for you. Be aware that testing for the virus is becoming more available; however, testing kits to collect specimens are not readily available at this time. You may also contact Teladoc or your state health department for information.

If you are instructed to self-quarantine by health officials and/or if you are tested for the coronavirus, you must immediately inform Occupational Health via email at communityhealth@princeton.edu.

Are there changes in coverage under Princeton’s medical plans for COVID- 19-related health care?

Yes, the University has arranged for the following interim changes:

  • Diagnostic testing related to COVID-19 is covered at 100%.
  • Telemedicine visits through Teladoc for any reason is expanded to be covered at 100% for individuals enrolled in the CDHP and J-1 Visa Plan before deductible. These visits were already covered at 100% for PHP and HMO participants.
  • Early refill of prescriptions is available if you have refills remaining on file through mail order or at a participating retail pharmacy.
  • Existing prior authorizations will be automatically extended for certain medications.
  • Optum Specialty Pharmacy will allow patients a one-time, 90 day supply (versus the traditional 30 day supply) for certain specialty medications.

Contact Aetna, UHC, or OptumRx with any detail questions regarding your coverage. See FAQ below for phone numbers.

What does my health insurance cover?

Contact Health Advocate at (866) 695-8622 or your insurance provider with any questions about your insurance coverage:

  • Aetna (CDHP, PHP, HMO and J-Visa Plan): (800) 535-6689
  • UnitedHealthcare (PHP):(877) 609-2273
  • OptumRx: (877)629-3117
  • Teladoc: (855) 835-2362

Refer to the Human Resources website for information about University medical plans.

Can I receive an early refill through my Princeton prescription plan?

OptumRx members may obtain an early refill of prescriptions, if they have refills remaining on file through mail order or at a participating retail pharmacy. The refill obtained will stay consistent with the standard days’ supply previously filled by the member, i.e., 90 days at mail, 30 days at retail. This refill-too-soon waiver will be continuously evaluated to determine the appropriate duration based on CDC guidance and federal and state declarations.

What if I am experiencing increased anxiety or stress related to concerns about family abroad?

Students, faculty or staff who are experiencing increased anxiety or stress related to concerns about family in China or other areas where COVID-19 is present may see a counselor; call 609-258-3141 to arrange an appointment, or schedule an initial consultation through myUHS. Students may also reach out to Susan Kim, CPS Outreach Counselor at sk38@princeton.edu, to inquire about her drop-in hours at the Graduate College and E-Quad.

What should I do if one of my staff expresses discomfort interacting with someone who is from China?

In the wake of this outbreak, several universities have experienced the targeting and exclusion of Chinese individuals, individuals perceived to be Chinese, and individuals recently returned from China due to fear and misinformation about the virus. 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.

 

Quarantine guidelines

I’ve been hearing the terms quarantine and isolation a lot. What is the difference?

While both isolation and quarantine refer to methods of preventing the spread of illness, they do not mean the same thing.

  • Isolation refers to separating people who are sick from those who are not sick.
  • Quarantine refers to separating people who are, or may have been, exposed to a pathogen, but are not showing signs of illness. Quarantine is used to make sure individuals are not contagious by minimizing contact with people who were not exposed during an illness’ incubation period—the time it takes for symptoms to emerge.

You should follow these guidelines for monitoring your health and limiting contact with others during quarantine.

What will happen if we need to assist someone with self-quarantine?

In the event an undergraduate or graduate student needs to self-quarantine, the University will provide support and professors are encouraged to accommodate virtual attendance using Zoom remote conferencing. A list of classrooms outfitted for remote conferencing is available from Rich Bakken, Director of Instructional Support Services: rbakken@princeton.edu.

Employees required to self-quarantine would work with their supervisors to determine if work can be performed during this time. Either way, employees at home during the specified period of self-quarantine would be paid as if they were at work until the conclusion of their isolation, up to 14 days.

If a faculty or staff member requires self-quarantine or self-isolation, where will they be housed?

Faculty or staff will self-quarantine or self-isolate at home.

I have visitors to my lab or office from countries where COVID-19 is present. Are there any restrictions? Do they need to check in with anyone?

Campus visitors are expected to share their plans with the COVID-19 response team by emailing response@princeton.edu. Visitors who have been in CDC Warning Level 3 countries within the last 14 days should not come to campus.

 

Travel guidelines

Will University-sponsored travel be canceled because of coronavirus?

All University-sponsored international travel is prohibited. 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.

Should I cancel my personal travel plans because of coronavirus?

All personal international travel is strongly discouraged.

What should I do if I’m returning to Princeton after international travel?

All travelers 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 this confidential form before their return. This is both for those on University-sponsored and personal travel.

The CDC currently requires anyone coming from CDC Warning Level 3 countries to self-quarantine for 14 days.

At this time, there are no federal restrictions on travelers returning from other locations. However, the University may ask that students traveling from other locations self-quarantine based on their confidential risk assessment form.

If you develop any symptoms, you should stay away from work or class and reach out to their health care provider.

Princeton is monitoring the international situation and will update protocols as needed. If you have questions about incoming travelers, please contact response@princeton.edu.

I have traveled abroad, but I wasn’t in one of the CDC Level 3 Travel Advisory countries and I am not sick. Can I come to work?

Yes, you are expected to come to work. There are no other restrictions on travel or return at this time.

If my department has someone stranded in another country as a result of travel restrictions, whom should I consult for ongoing assistance?

The University’s administration is working with affected departments on this issue. Inform your department manager and Occupational Health via email communityhealth@princeton.edu. Ifyour department manager has questions, they can contact: 

  • Kara Amoratis, associate director, international travel safety and security, for advice about travel
  • Karen Haskin, associate dean of the faculty, for academic professional, including postdocs
  • Oliver Avens, associate dean of the faculty, for appointment, pay or leave questions for faculty.

Events on campus

Will meetings and events be canceled on campus?

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. 

Will athletic events be canceled?

The Ivy League announced March 11 that it will cancel all spring athletics practice and competition through the remainder of the academic year. Individual institutions will decide whether or not winter teams and student-athletes who have qualified for postseason play will participate.

The Ivy League had decided March 10 to cancel the upcoming Ivy League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments. The decision has been made in accordance with the guidance of public health and medical professionals to discourage and limit large gatherings on campuses. 

For more information on athletic events, visit the Princeton Athletics website or the Ivy League website. 

Classes

Will classes be canceled?

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.   Academic classes and mid-term exams will continue the week of March 9 as planned, following social distancing protocols.

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. 

What about research on campus? 

Dean for Research Pablo Debendetti has sent a memo to the University research community with guidance for COVID-19 planning for research. 

Research

What about research on campus? 

Information about academic research, including lab research on campus, is detailed in frequently asked questions on the Princeton Research website

The Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) has also compiled a list of frequently asked questions related to sponsored research.

 

Dining and catering on campus during "stay at home" directive

Q. What campus dining options are available for individuals to take-out/pick-up during the “stay at home” directive?

A. Witherspoon's Café at Frist Campus Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located on the 100 level of Frist Campus Center. For more information about Campus Dining, visit online.

Q. What campus catering options are available for a departmental lunch during the “stay at home” directive?

A. Please reach out to David Dembek at ddembek@princeton.edu for any departmental lunches. NOTE: This is for departments providing essential services who may be on campus. For more information about Campus Dining, visit online.