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All undergraduate students will be allotted unlimited P/D/Fs for the 2020 spring semester, according to an email sent to the campus community by Dean of the College Jill Dolan.
This week, department chairs and representatives informed seniors that all undergraduate lab research, including work done for senior theses, had been suspended. Students who had previously petitioned to remain on campus solely to continue thesis work were told they would have to return home.
Two more University staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, with at least two staff members and two students awaiting results for pending tests.
On Tuesday, March 17, the University announced that the student quarantined and tested for COVID-19 in McCosh Health Center has tested negative for the virus.
The Daily Princetonian is tracking all confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey,
with particular attention paid to the University and the municipality of Princeton. See a timeline of our full coverage
Gov. Phil Murphy has recommended a statewide curfew, closed restaurants, and ordered the closure of all New Jersey schools.
On Sunday, a third University staff member tested positive for COVID-19, according to an exclusive statement to The Daily Princetonian from Deputy University Spokesperson Mike Hotchkiss.
When the University announced on Wednesday evening that all undergraduates “who are able” would have to return home for the rest of the semester, an exception was made for students who “must conduct lab or other Princeton-based research on campus” for their senior theses.
The University mandated that all undergraduates studying abroad “return to their permanent residence by March 23” in an email to the affected students on Saturday. The policy shift comes amidst rising concerns about the impact of COVID-19 across the globe and the University’s recent decision to conduct undergraduate classes remotely for the duration of the spring semester.
The second of the two University staff members under self-isolation after potential exposure to COVID-19 has now tested positive, according to an updated statement on the University website Saturday afternoon.
In an email to the student body sent at 5:56 p.m. on Friday afternoon, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS) wrote that “continued violations of University health and safety guidelines and University policy may result in disciplinary consequences.”
Hours before President Donald Trump announced a travel ban affecting 26 European countries on Wednesday, the Indian Group of Ministers announced their own travel ban, extending to overseas citizens of the country — individuals who are ethnically Indian but citizens of foreign countries.
One of the two University staff members under self-quarantine since Tuesday has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email sent to all students.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, several town organizations have followed the University in canceling, postponing, or virtually conducting previously planned events. Over recent days, local schools and businesses have enacted a slew of new procedures.
On Thursday, March 12, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes issued an executive order announcing a county-wide state of emergency to aid the fight against COVID-19.
A new FAQ page on the University website has been created to address student concerns about moving out and storing belongings. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, all students will be eligible to pick up free packing supplies — four boxes and two rolls of tape each — from Dillon Gym, and will be permitted to leave unwanted items in their rooms to be discarded or donated.
After the Trump Administration banned travel from Europe, the University has instructed students studying abroad on the continent to return home as soon as possible.
On Wednesday evening at 7:46 p.m., the University announced all undergraduate students “who are able” must return home and stay there until the end of the semester. Dean of the College Jill Dolan’s and Vice President for Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun’s letter, sent to all students, enumerated specific criteria students would have to meet in order to remain on campus. Students who do not fall into these criteria and register with the University will lose prox access by March 19.
In the wake of the University’s decision to suspend in-person classes, the Graduate Interclub Council (GICC) and the Interclub Council (ICC) have announced that all 11 eating clubs will shut down beginning this Friday. The clubs will be closed to members and remain locked at all times until April 5, which the University has been tentatively set as the last day of online classes.