COVID-19 Policy Update

April 10, 2024

The CDC and NJDOH have relaxed the guidance for a minimum of 5-days of isolation after a positive COVID test. Instead, those with respiratory symptoms should adhere to common sense guidelines for all respiratory viruses, including staying up-to-date with vaccination, avoiding others when sick with fever and/or significant respiratory symptoms, and practicing good hygiene (frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes).

Given this updated public health guidance, students, faculty, and staff are no longer asked to isolate for at least 5 days after testing positive for COVID. Instead, they should follow the CDC Respiratory Virus Guidance and stay away from others until their symptoms have improved and they have been fever-free for 24 hours.

Additionally, as a result of this new CDC guidance, the University will be phasing out COVID-19 Days. Effective April 1, new hires will no longer receive 5 isolation days. Effective July 1, COVID-19 Days will be removed from Time & Absence.

For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID guidance at the University, refer to the Princeton COVID Resources website. For questions regarding COVID-19 Days, contact your Senior HR Manager.