Princeton is engaged in efforts to respond to the impacts of coronavirus. Our top priority is to support the health and wellness of our community as we continue to advance our teaching and research mission.
The University urges faculty and staff who are tested for COVID-19 by any healthcare provider in any jurisdiction to notify University Health Services immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an exceptionally stressful time, so do not hesitate to make use of the resources below. For additional information related to benefits, learning opportunities, and time off during the pandemic, refer to:
Following approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based on guidance from the organization's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot is now available for certain individuals who received their initial series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least 6 months ago:
- People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
- People age 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
- People age 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series based on their individual benefits and risk.
- People age 18 to 64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
Individuals who initially received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine are not eligible for a booster at this time, per guidance from the public health agencies.
Virtual offerings by the Office of Religious Life (ORL):
- Healing and Grieving Wall
The ORL invites you to mourn, to bless, and to remember. You may use this google form to share information about a loved one who has passed away due to COVID-19 or send remembrances for someone whose name you see on the Healing and Grieving Wall. You may also use this form to ask for prayer for any person or topic.
- Shanti in Place: Zoom
Tuesdays at 12:00pm
A short guided meditation led by Hindu Life Chaplain Vineet Chander, followed by an examination of a relevant yoga teaching and how it might be put into practice right now. All are welcome, and no experience with meditation or spirituality is required. If joining by phone, dial +1 (646) 558-8656, Meeting ID: 694 496 5214.
- Qur'anic Study Circle: Zoom
Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
The study circle seeks to understand — historically, spiritually, ethically, and contemporarily — the passages that make up one of the most significant chapters of the Qur’an. This study circle is led by Muslim Life Chaplain Imam Sohaib Sultan.
- Hour of Power Worship Service: Zoom
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.
A mid-week worship service with Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel Theresa Thames where you can renew your mind, revive your spirit, and replenish your soul.
- Mindfulness Meditation: Zoom
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Associate Dean of Religious Life Matt Weiner leads a weekly meditation hour focused on breathing. If joining by phone, dial +1 (646) 558-8656, Meeting ID 558 173 148.
- Daily Meditation: Zoom
Weekdays at 4:00 p.m.
A daily 10-minute meditation session with Associate Dean of Religious Life Matthew Weiner. If joining by phone, dial +1 (646) 558-8656, Meeting ID 558 173 148.
- Jummah Online Gathering: Zoom
Fridays at 1:00 p.m.
An opportunity to experience the sacredness of the day of Friday, a day of joy and forgiveness for the believers, with Muslim Life Chaplain Imam Sohaib Sultan.
- Sunday Worship Service: YouTube
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
The ORL's ecumenical Sunday services led by Dean Alison Boden and Dean Theresa Thames are recorded and posted on YouTube. The services remain archived so that you can return to them whenever you might find helpful.
For the most up-to-date information and additional resources, visit the ORL's COVID-19 Resources webpage.
Virtual offerings by the Center for Jewish Life:
- Healing and Grieving Wall
Office of Information Technology (OIT) Resources:
- OIT's Work Continuity website, which has information about preparing for remote work during periods of disruption, including tools, strategies, and best practices that can help teams maintain work continuity and connection.
Information Security Office (ISO) Resources:
Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Resources:
International Princeton Resources:
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Questions related to health and safety policies can be directed to the Princeton University COVID Connector. Customer service agents are available at 609-258-7000 during University business hours from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Questions may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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#TellUsTigers Q&A: Tanesha Brown, nurse manager, University Health Services. Brown is a critical member of the University’s coronavirus preparedness team, working in concert with a broad range of departments and colleagues across campus.