In New Jersey, COVID-19 is still circulating in our communities and we’d like to take a moment to encourage students and their families to familiarize themselves with our COVID-19 policies for the upcoming academic year. Your health is very important to us, and these policies have been designed to help protect you and your loved ones.
What Happens If You Test Positive for COVID?
- Students who test positive for COVID will still be required to isolate for a minimum of 5 days and wear a mask for 10 days when around others.
- Students are strongly encouraged to return home to isolate after testing positive for COVID whenever possible and should follow CDC Isolation Guidelines to determine their return to campus date.
- Students who test positive for COVID who are not able to return home should self-isolate in their own room and follow CDC Isolation Guidelines. At this time the University is not moving students or roommates to isolation or quarantine spaces.
- Although students no longer have to notify the Health Center of a positive COVID test, we encourage you to reach out for any health-related questions or if you would like to be seen.
What You Should Do before Coming to Campus
Before arriving on campus, we strongly encourage students to develop a plan with roommate(s) at the beginning of the semester in the case that someone in your room or suite tests positive for COVID since separate isolation spaces will not be available. In addition, students are encouraged to bring a COVID test kit with them when they return to campus.
All students have access to health resources, most at no cost.
- Student Health Center – confidential health services for all matriculated students. No insurance required. 973-655-4361
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – confidential mental health support for all matriculated students. No insurance required. 973-655-5211
- Emergency Medical Services – on campus ambulance with EMTs. Call 973-655-5222 or 911
Be Prepared! We Recommend Bringing these Items with You:
- COVID rapid home tests
- Face masks (preferably KN95 or similar)
- Hand soap and sanitizer
- Lysol or similar disinfectant spray
- Anti-bacterial wipes/sprays for surfaces and wiping down electronics
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil), rehydration packets (for example: Liquid IV), sore throat lozenges
- Extra supply of your routine prescription inhalers and meds
- A “Just-in-Case” plan for an emergency trip home if you become sick, including cash or space on a credit/debit card to fund emergency travel