Here at NJCU, we are looking forward to the beginning of the spring 2022 semester. The University closely monitors government guidance and public statistics, refining safety protocols to address the changing health environment. Please review this section of the site for the guidelines currently in place.
The University has carefully monitored state and local public health guidance to address the current surge of Omicron cases in our region and its high rate of transmissibility, and as a result, NJCU will begin the spring semester with remote instruction for the first two weeks of the semester. Doing so will mitigate the impact of transmissibility on campus while moving forward to offer an excellent learning experience for our students, while providing effective and efficient University operations.
From January 18 through January 30, all instruction and instruction-related activities will be conducted through distance-learning platforms. The university will remain open with essential services. Full library services will be available remotely, with reduced in-person services determined by the Library Director. Academic Deans will assist with specific programmatic needs relative to their respective units.
Instructions for Uploading Vaccine Card Information.
Login to GothicNet and click on “Students – COVID-19 Vaccine” tile from Student Homepage
Answer the C.OVID-19 vaccination questions using the drop-down values.
Upload your vaccination card by clicking on the “Add Attachment” button and click “Save” at the bottom of the page.
There are only two exceptions to the NJCU vaccination requirement:
Vaccination Exemptions Process:
Students who are not vaccinated because they have been approved for a medical or religious exemption MUST:
In addition, unvaccinated students with an approved exemption will have limitations regarding their participation in high-contact activities, such as athletics, performing arts, clinical placements, or externships.
International Students have special vaccination and course requirements.
Testing will be available 5 days per week for all students, faculty, and staff. Rapid tests from a physician or pharmacy/laboratory that is less than 72 hours old before attending an in-person activity on campus will be accepted. In addition, fully vaccinated individuals are encouraged to avail themselves of on-campus surveillance testing.
Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
Everyone 5 years or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey and is encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing you from getting sick. They are one of the most important tools to ending the COVID-19 pandemic and getting back to what you love.
Find a vaccine appointment
Use the NJ Vaccine Appointment Finder to find available vaccination appointments near you or sites with walk-in vaccinations (no appointment needed).
Attend a pop-up or mobile vaccination event
The State holds pop-up COVID-19 vaccination events, mobile vaccination clinics, and other events across New Jersey. No appointment is needed.
Schedule with the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System
Sign up to schedule appointments at vaccine locations that use the State's Vaccine Scheduling System.
If you are 65 or older, you can call a special senior hotline for vaccination scheduling support from 8 am to 8 pm. Dedicated appointment slots are reserved for those aged 65 and older.
NJCU follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of New Jersey Department of Health regarding the wearing of face masks as a strategy to reduce the risk of COVID-19 among the campus community. The University will continue to monitor infection rates closely and take additional precautions or remove restrictions as public health conditions warrant.
All students, employees, contractors, guests, and visitors must follow this policy. It applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The procedures below allow masks to be removed in some circumstances, but individuals are always free to wear a mask at any time on University property.
Anyone who comes to any NJCU facility must wear a multilayer face covering, regardless of whether the person has been vaccinated for COVID-19. The mask must cover both the nose and mouth.
Beginning Saturday, January 8, 2022 all spectators entering the New Jersey City University John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC) will be required to show proof of vaccination.
Spectators may demonstrate proof of vaccination in one of two manners:
Children under the age of 15 will be admitted if accompanied by a vaccinated parent/guardian.
As circumstances continue to evolve regarding COVID-19, NJCU Athletics reserves the right to adjust its spectator policies as necessary.
If you have any questions regarding issues not addressed in the above protocols, please reach out to Jeffrey Jordan, NJCU's Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you suspect that you have been infected with or test positive for COVID-19, please follow the steps below according to which category you are in.
Definition of Terms
- Positive Case: Tested positive for COVID-19
- Presumptive Positive: Presumed positive through active or passive monitoring
- Active Monitoring: Temperature screening for fever
- Passive Monitoring: Daily surveys and/or self-assessments
The decision to close part or all of the school is determined by the JCHD in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health using guidance and criteria set by CDC, WHO, and State of New Jersey.
All visitors and members of the University community who participate in a campus event must:
Travel is a known risk factor for the spread of COVID-19. To help protect the health of every member of the NJCU community, the University has created guidelines about travel that reflect the most recent guidance from federal and state public health authorities. All of us have a role to play in keeping each other safe, including following this policy to reduce the risk of bringing the virus onto campus after traveling.
NJCU follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of New Jersey Department of Health regarding travel during the pandemic.
This policy applies to all university-related travel and personal travel during the pandemic. All students and employees are required to follow this policy.
University Related Travel:
All University-related travel must be approved in advance by your dean or vice president.
Employees and students who are fully vaccinated may travel domestically for university-related reasons. Travelers must submit proof of full vaccination through HR (employees) or the Dean of Students Office (students) before submitting their travel request.
Approval for University-related travel may be withheld or rescinded if the county you will be visiting is experiencing a high level of community transmission, as reported on the CDC's COVID Data Tracker. Travelers must make arrangements that are fully refundable to the extent possible. If the University rescinds your travel arrangements, you will not be responsible for any non-recoverable costs.
Unless religiously or medically exempt, people who are not vaccinated are not permitted to travel for University-related reasons other than within NJ and the three contiguous states (NY, PA, DE), and only when such travel is deemed essential.
The general ban on international travel for university purposes remains in effect; however, the Dean of Students Office may make special exceptions for fully vaccinated students or the respective Vice President for faculty and staff. In addition, the University will follow the advice of the CDC regarding the COVID situation in the destination country.
With the uncertainty around COVID, all travelers should make fully refundable arrangements to the extent possible.
COVID Safety Requirements for Domestic Travel
These requirements come from the CDC and apply to all travel, regardless of university-related or personal.
Domestic travel is defined as travel to any US states or territories beyond New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Delaware that lasts for more than 24 hours.
Requirements for fully vaccinated people:
After Travel (vaccinated)
Travel for Unvaccinated