About this Plan

The Montclair State University Restart Plan will guide the process of reopening of the University. The General Safeguards and several other elements are applicable now, during Stage 2 of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s phased approach to recovery, and more elements will become applicable when the Governor declares that the State has entered Stage 3.

The safeguards and protocols outlined in this plan comply with the Governor’s Executive Orders, reflect the guidance of public health authorities and are based on the best currently-available scientific information about how to reduce the risk of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

The plan is subject to change at any time in response to new State and Federal regulations, updated guidance from public health authorities and changing circumstances. The University will communicate changes to the campus community by email and by posting them on the official Red Hawk Restart website.

Comments and questions about the plan may be sent to: reopen@montclair.edu

Keeping the Community Safe is Everyone’s Responsibility

The University is committed to being a safe place to live, learn and work. It expects every member of the campus community to comply with this plan. By doing so, you are helping to keep yourself, your loved ones and everyone around you safe.

At Montclair State, we take care of each other. That means practicing the safeguards specified in this plan, educating each other and our visitors about these practices, and being a role model for our colleagues and classmates. We are all in this together and each of us needs to help our entire community stay as healthy as possible.

It is the official policy of Montclair State University that all members of the campus community must follow the directions outlined in this plan. Employees and students who fail to comply may be subject to disciplinary action, and visitors who fail to comply may be subject to being removed from campus. Violations should be reported to Human Resources (for employees) or the Dean of Students Office (for students). These offices will follow up on complaints and if necessary, implement disciplinary procedures. The University Police will provide assistance If someone is being disorderly or uncooperative with requests to comply.

Revision History

This plan was first published on July 13, 2020. It will be updated from time to time.

Revisions published on August 3, 2020 are:

  • II. Screening, Testing, and Contact Tracing Protocols: contact tracing section expanded
  • V. Library and Computer Labs: revised to include information about Library operations during Stage 2
  • XI. Intercollegiate Athletics: revised to reflect suspension of fall competitions
  • XII. University Restart Health and Safety Committee: names of committee members added
  • Additional information about operations during Stage 2 throughout.
  • Minor edits for clarity throughout.

Last Modified: Monday, August 3, 2020 9:19 am