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Princeton University to open COVID-19 testing laboratory for campus community

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of Communications reports The testing lab is an integral part of the University’s overall health and safety measures.  Princeton University is opening a new COVID-19 testing laboratory to support its comprehensive testing program for students, faculty, staff and researchers approved to be on campus. The in-house clinical laboratory will facilitate increased testing capabilities with faster results. The lab’s opening is an important step as the University considers how to safely increase density on campus and support the return of residential education. Princeton is one of only a few universities in the country without…
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Princeton University Invites All Enrolled Students to Campus

Princeton Strong news -Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of Communications reports In a message to the University community, President Eisgruber writes that safety depends on vigilant compliance with public health guidance; most instruction will remain online. Dear Princetonians, I write with an update about Princeton’s spring semester. During the fall term, we cultivated strong public health norms and practices on the Princeton campus; monitored and learned from experiences with the virus at Princeton and elsewhere; and established an on-campus testing laboratory. In light of that work, we have concluded that, if we test the campus population regularly, and if everyone…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – 2 Test Positive Linked to Out-of-School Sports Programs Closing in Person Classrooms at Princeton Public Schools

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton Board of Education Dr. Barry Galasso Interim Superintendent reports Since my last message to you, we have learned that two additional staff members at Princeton High School have tested positive for the coronavirus. We now have three confirmed cases: two staff members and one student. None of these cases originated at PHS or were transmitted at PHS. Two of the cases originated from out-of-school sports programs. Our thoughts are with those three individuals who tested positive. Based on the number of teachers who now must participate in precautionary 14-day quarantines or require remote teaching…
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Energy, Water and Broadband: Three Services Crucial To Health Equity

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports Imagine enduring the COVID-19 pandemic without running water, reliable internet or affordable gas and electricity. While many have faced this stark reality, communities around the nation are working to build health and equity into these services. As COVID-19 swept our nation this year, the important influence utility services have on our health became clearer than ever. Running water is essential for washing hands to prevent infection. Electricity keeps individuals and families comfortable while they follow recommendations to stay home. And internet access allows employees to work from home, children…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – University completes first week of asymptomatic testing protocol, ‘reassuring’ initial results support public health measures

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Jamie Saxon reports More than 4,000 Princeton University students and employees approved to be on campus for the fall semester were tested during the first week of Princeton’s comprehensive asymptomatic COVID-19 testing protocol, which concluded Friday, Aug. 28. The testing, which is part of the University’s public health plan to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, is required for members of the University community who have been approved to be and are physically on campus for at least 8 hours per week. For the first few weeks, the asymptomatic testing is taking…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – The Pandemic’s Impact Prevents a Genuinely Meaningful On-Campus Experience for Undergraduates as Princeton University Becomes Fully Remote

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of the President reports President Christopher L. Eisgruber: With deep regret and sadness, I write to update you about our plans for the fall, and, in particular, to explain why Princeton has decided that its undergraduate program must be fully remote in the coming ; In brief, the pandemic’s impact in New Jersey has led us to conclude that we cannot provide a genuinely meaningful on-campus experience for our undergraduate students this fall in a manner that is respectful of public health concerns and consistent with state regulations and guidance. When…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – PPPL Public Events Suspended

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: US Department of Energy Office of Science PPPL reports - To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, and to help protect the health and safety of our community and staff, all public events at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab have been suspended until further notice. In an abundance of caution around the coronavirus pandemic, and in light of presumptive cases in the Princeton area, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is curtailing operations and sending employees home to work effective 5 today, Friday, March 13, until further notice, Laboratory Director Steve Cowley announced today.…
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