New Jersey City University

COVID-19 Weekly Campus Update

Attention NJCU Community:
With the rise in COVID-19 cases in our state and nationally, the purpose of this communication is to provide a weekly update on cases within our community and pertinent information to our campus — while also distributing important updates from the city, county, state and federal governments — and helpful guidelines. We have also added a new date for on-campus testing on December 22.
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NJCU Updates

As of December 18, 2020, there have been 107 total positive cases within the NJCU community since September 1, including 20 additional cases in the last week. Documentation of reported cases are update regularly and can be found on NJCU’s COVID-19 website dashboard.

Additional Week Added for Surveillance Testing

NJCU is utilizing a targeted testing approach based on the risk of transmission of COVID-19 within the university community to identify those who may have COVID but are a-symptomatic. This method is known as surveillance testing.
We will offer one final opportunity for a surveillance test this semester with on-campus appointments available on Tuesday, December 22. There are eight time slots available from which to choose. Surveillance testing will be offered again beginning the week of January 4.
Learn more about COVID-19 Surveillance Testing at NJCU or signup for an appointment.

Procedures for Reporting Cases

Click on this link to review NJCU’s procedure for reporting cases which was developed with direct guidance from the health department. 

What Does It Mean to Be a Close Contact?

What does it really mean to be a close contact? Currently, the CDC and the State of New Jersey define what constitutes being a close contact, with the state guidelines being the stricter of the two set of standards. Therefore, NJCU is following the guidance set force by the state. Click on each link in this section for additional information on the criteria.

Telemed Appointments

NJCU has partnered with Diligent Urgent Care to provide COVID screenings, testing, and education for our NJCU campus. To schedule your Telemed visit: Click Here.
Should you have any questions or need assistance, please email or call 201-834-8887.
Please visit our NJCU COVID website for more information, including answers to FAQ’s (frequently asked questions).

Social Responsibility

Successfully dealing with the pandemic requires the shared responsibility of each and every one of us. For more information, please visit the NJCU COVID-19 responsibility statement.

Please use the COVID Concern Report to alert the COVID response team of a possible infection or any concerns regarding the utilization of our established safety protocols.      

Spring Semester

NJCU is continuing to plan for increased opportunities for in-person, on-campus learning this spring. These plans are continually in evaluation and will be updated accordingly.

Safe Campus

To learn more about our safety precautions and all plans for a safe return to teaching, learning, living, and working, please visit
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Holiday Season Celebration Safety Tips 

With the holiday season underway, it is clear that the holidays will look different this year. Celebrating while keeping yourself and your loves ones safe is a paramount concern. Planning a gathering this holiday season will require extra preparations. It is possible to celebrate safely, either virtually or, in some cases, in person. NJCU’s contract tracer, in conjunction with the Division of Student Affairs and the NJCU Department of Public Safety, offers the following tips to celebrate the 2020 holiday season in the time of COVID.
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Recent CDC Updates on Quarantine Recommendations

While the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to review and offer revised recommendations for quarantine standards, the quarantine expectations for the NJCU community have not changed

The CDC still recommends a quarantine period of 14 days. Dependent upon local circumstances and resources the CDC does offers two shorter but less effective options — a non-testing option that can end after Day 10 if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring and a testing option that can end after Day 7 if one tests negative and exhibits no symptoms. 

Regardless, for the safety of our university community, in both cases at NJCU symptom monitoring and facial coverings must continue through Day 14. If you believe you been exposed to COVID-19, please isolate immediately and contact your primary care physician. Those who are deemed to be in close contact will need to isolate between 7-14 days depending on the outcome of test results and symptoms.

For more information, read this CDC update.
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