COVID-19 Research Operations

This page provides information for the Princeton University research community on the Plan for the Phased Resumption of On-Campus Research.

Latest Updates

Research operations return to Level 1 (Normal Operations) on August 15, 2022

August 8, 2022

Effective August 15, 2022, research operations will return to Level 1 (Normal Operations) of the Plan for the Resumption of On-Campus Research

The change reflects the University-wide updates to COVID-19 policies, including the resumption of pre-COVID-19 building access on August 15.

The Plan states:

  • Level 1: Normal Operations. Normal research operations resume within prescribed hygiene, health and safety protocols.

NOTE: In Level 1, the COVID-19 Guidance for Resuming Human Subjects Research and the Guidelines for Resuming Field Research are not in effect.

Read the memo.


Previous Updates

Guidance on Remote Work

Jan 4, 2022

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the University has requested that staff who can complete their work remotely should begin to do so by January 10 and through January 31, and not participate in the asymptomatic testing program, to reduce the strain on this program as well as the contact tracing program.

Read the full memo at (login required).

Changes to Human Subjects Research guidelines

Sept. 9, 2021

Updates have been made to the Human Subjects Research guidelines.

Read the full guidance here.

Updates to public health policies

July 1, 2021

The University has announced changes to the public health guidance for summer and fall. 

Read the memo from Princeton University.

An important step towards normal research operations

June 8, 2021

With safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19 now available, the University has made several changes to policies for on-campus research in science and engineering.

Read the memo