Faculty and Staff University offices, labs and services will remain open during this time period. Employees are strongly encouraged to use teleconference services, such as Webex, in lieu of in-person meetings. Guidance from University Human Resources will be forthcoming advising staff on appropriate telecommuting practices, employee leave management, and related workplace questions. Specific guidance for healthcare workers who have direct contact with patients will be forthcoming from the Executive Vice President of Health Affairs. Please take steps to protect your health and the health of your coworkers by following guidance on prevention and care. If you feel unwell, please stay home.
Here’s an excerpt from President Barchi’s Message…
Members of the Rutgers Community:
Fostering a healthy community in New Jersey is core to the mission of our University. While at this time we are not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community, we have been closely tracking its spread across our region. We have an imperative to do what we can to slow the spread of this serious virus and protect those who are most vulnerable. This is a difficult and extraordinary situation, and I recognize that people throughout our community are concerned for their personal health and that of their families and friends.
To that end, and with thanks to all members of our community who have taken steps to help us prepare, I am announcing that Rutgers University is taking the actions listed below. We do not undertake any of these changes without careful consideration of the hardships and inconvenience that they may impose. Thank you for your patience and your understanding, as together we navigate this challenging situation.
Please check the Universitywide COVID-19 Information for details.
Welcome to Rutgers University-Newark Human Resources
We are committed to supporting members of the RU-N Community in all aspects of their employment needs. We provide information and guidance on employee benefits, leave of absence, non-academic recruitment, classifications, workplace policies, labor relations, professional development; and all services relevant to human resources function. We serve as the point of contact for general information pertaining to employees overall work-life balance during employment and beyond.
Working at Rutgers University-Newark allows employees a chance to be a part of a diverse campus community, the opportunity to interact with individuals committed to social growth, civic engagement, and highly invested in the success of its community members.