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University will support COVID-19 vaccine efforts by hosting clinics for campus community

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University reports At the request of the New Jersey Department of Health, Princeton University will be one of numerous distribution points for the COVID-19 vaccine once available throughout the state. The University is working in partnership with the state of New Jersey and municipality of Princeton to support vaccination efforts. Princeton plans to host on-campus clinics to administer vaccines to University undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, retirees and affiliates. The clinics will also administer vaccines to household members of graduate students, faculty, staff, retirees and ; A survey will be emailed today…
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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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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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Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton New Jersey Government reports July 15, 2020. The current Princeton Police Department (PPD) was created in 2013 when the former Princeton Borough and the former Princeton Township consolidated. The new department embraced a guardian rather than warrior mentality as reflected in President Barack Obama’s 21st Century Policing philosophy. The PPD has proactively sought to model responsive, community-oriented policing and has, since its inception, strived to be diverse, transparent, data-driven, and bias-free. The very issues currently at the forefront of the calls for policing reform in the United States have been core to the…
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