Fall 2021 Campus & Workplace Operations

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Vice President Lianne Sullivan-Crowley's Message to Staff

“We will work together, as we always have, to make the fall semester a productive and gratifying one, in the Princeton tradition of service to each other, to the nation, and to the world.”

Vice President for Human Resources Lianne Sullivan-Crowley

Health & Safety Measures

Employees are expected to understand and follow the University's health and safety operational measures, which may continue to evolve, and employees should check regularly for updates. These measures include the following:

  • Effective August 11, all staff, faculty, and students, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face covering indoors in buildings occupied by the University.
  • Participate in COVID-19 testing each week.
  • Staff, faculty, and researchers who are not fully vaccinated must complete the Daily Symptom Check before coming to campus or entering a University building that is not their campus residence.
  • Social distancing is no longer required indoors or outdoors, per the COVID website. The occupancy limits imposed for public health purposes are no longer needed.

For the most up-to-date health and safety measure, refer to Princeton COVID Resources.

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We're Here to Help You

We recognize that some staff members who have been away from campus are feeling anxious about returning, and some staff who remained on campus may feel anxious about working in a more densely populated environment again. Your emotional health and wellness matter to us. Here are resources and tools available to help you:

HR staff members are here to support you every step of the way, and are reachable by phone at (609) 258-3300 or email at hr@princeton.edu for assistance.


President Eisgruber's Message to the Community

I am so glad—overjoyed, really—to have all of you back on campus...Though we will have to continue to adapt and support one another again this year, we will also be able to re-engage with the many activities that animate this University and add joy to our lives.

President Christopher L. Eisgruber in his August 19, 2021 Blog

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In This Together

Princeton expects all members of the University community to adhere to these directives, as protecting everyone’s health and safety is a shared responsibility. This means the University is asking everyone to build new work habits that require increased self-awareness, accountability, and attentiveness to others.

Princeton also expects everyone to interact with one another in a respectful manner, even when someone forgets to practice the guidelines as individuals adapt to an altered on-campus workplace.

Staff members should direct compliance concerns to their manager or senior HR manager.