Frequently Asked Questions

  • You must use your NJCU email to receive all of the important information.
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  • Also, important announcements can be found on the NJCU website.
  • Take your temperature: if you have a fever of 100.4 or greater, do not come to campus
  • If you are coughing, having shortness of breath (breathing faster than normal) or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, the new loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea do not come to campus and contact your primary care provider for further instructions.
  • Preventing the spread of the virus on campus involves the same strategies that are used in the community:
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water (supplied at all sinks on campus)
    • If you are unable to use soap and water, use hand sanitizer (stations available throughout campus)
    • Stay 6 feet apart: 2 arms’ lengths! No shaking hands, high-fives, fist bumps, hugging! Avoid group gatherings!
    • Cough or sneeze into your elbow area and then wash the area
    • Wear a face covering. This can be cloth or a paper mask. Be sure you clean / change the mask each day.
    • Avoid touching your face and eyes
  • Work is being done to assure that classrooms provide the needed 6 feet between people.
  • For some classes, attendance will be staggered by week
  • Work is being done to erect physical barriers in close contact areas (cafeteria, security, etc.)
  • If you are ill, you will not be penalized. Be sure to stay in contact with your supervisor/ professor regarding absences.
  • If a family member becomes infected with Covid-19, the family members must self-quarantine themselves for 14 days after contact with that family member. They must self-monitor for symptoms daily.
  • Exposure means that you had close contact (less than 6 feet) for greater than 15 minutes.
  • You should stay at home for 14 days.
  • General questions about the workplace and workplace safety can be answered by Human Resources
  • If you have questions about actual job duties or faculty assignments, please contact your direct report, coordinator, or Dean.
  • If you are home and don’t feel well, stay home. Take your temperature and call your provider for further instructions.
  • If you are on campus and don’t feel well, you can report to the Health Center

Visit our COVID response protocol to determine next steps.

  • Because many people who have the Coronavirus do not have symptoms, they may be unaware of when they are transmitting the virus.
  • The CDC has determined that the use of face coverings can help prevent the spread of the virus.
  • The best place to go for information on the Coronavirus is a trusted and well-researched website.
  • The CDC is a good place for information for you and your family
  • New Jersey Department of Health has information more specific to our state

Students with known or suspected exposure to COVID-19 will be required to participate in University isolation protocols. This may include relocation to isolation housing, returning home for a designated period, alternative methods for food access and/or delivery, participation in tracing protocol, limited access to University facilities, and/or transitioning to alternative course delivery methods.

Based on CDC Guidelines, Yes. you have to get the vaccine regardless of whether you already had a COVID-19 infection.


If you were treated for COVID-19 symptoms with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Advise your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received.

All people who get a COVID-19 vaccine should be monitored on-site. People who have had severe allergic reactions or who have had an immediate allergic reaction to a vaccine or injectable therapy should be monitored for at least 30 minutes after getting the vaccine. All other people should be monitored for at least 15 minutes after getting the vaccine.

Suppose you have had an immediate allergic reaction—even if it was not severe—to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. In that case, CDC recommends that you should not get either of the currently available mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

If you had an immediate allergic reaction after getting the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get the second dose. Your doctor may refer you to a specialist in allergies and immunology to provide more care or advice.…