Princeton University is working to ensure compliance with Governor Murphy’s state-wide ‘stay at home’ order to slow spread of COVID-19

As the community continues to grapple with the challenges of coronavirus, a reminder that classes resume Monday via remote teaching and campus work continues for those required to be in-person. Support for those on campus will continue.

Earlier today, Governor Murphy issued a state-wide “stay at home” order for all New Jersey residents starting at 9 p.m., Saturday, March 21. The order indicated that all residents of New Jersey should limit non-essential activities outside the home, mandated an end to all public gatherings, detailed certain types of businesses that must cease in-person operations, and required institutions across the state to identify and support areas where employees could work remotely. The order did not require jobs that can only be done in-person at institutions like universities to cease, or put any restrictions on the ability of those who have to travel to get to work to do so.

Princeton University is working to ensure that we are in compliance with the order and doing what we can to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Further, specific guidance will be issued to faculty, staff, undergraduate students remaining on campus, and graduate students throughout the weekend detailing any operational changes necessitated by the new Executive Order. As we develop and share this guidance, we understand that you may have immediate questions about how the new executive order may impact you.

For students and faculty, remote classes will still resume on Monday as planned, and the University will continue to assist and provide resources for teaching continuity.
For undergraduate and graduate students still on campus, the University will continue to provide you with the support you need, including dining and health services.
For University staff, those who can work remotely should, and those whose responsibilities require them to be on campus should continue coming into work.
For all of us, whether on campus or elsewhere, we should continue doing all we can to help slow the spread of this pandemic, including careful hand-washing, social distancing, and staying home as much as possible.
We know that this will cause further disruption after a long week, but we will continue working to ensure that we are protecting your health and safety while doing everything we can to do our part for the larger community.

If you are not feeling well, please make sure to get the care you need, and if you have been tested for COVID-19, please contact UHS at [email protected]. We will continue to update the University COVID-19 website with the latest policies and guidance and will be in touch as soon as we have more details on any new guidelines.