Rutgers professor Andrew Brooks' revolutionary test changed the game, enabling more people than ever to be tested quickly and easily.
One year after New Jersey’s first COVID-19 case, we continue to find the best in ourselves and in Rutgers.
A Community Moving Forward
Over these past 12 months, a new reality has demanded ideas and solutions that no one thought possible, but together we found a path forward: from the rapid transition to online learning and a virtual community to discovering ways to detect an unknown virus and distributing life-saving vaccines. There’s still more work to do, but—united—we’ve already come so far.
Whether testing new and effective vaccines, putting graduates to work when we need them most, or teaching a new generation of detectives to isolate the disease, Rutgers is helping us all today, and tomorrow.
Critical data from experts in the field will help determine new treatments, new testing, and invaluable long-term health tracking.
This forward-thinking decision empowered vitally needed health care personnel to take the next step toward joining the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.
Rutgers' recruitment of vaccine trial volunteers was the second highest globally for the phase 3 clinical research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
Rutgers School of Public Health served an integral role with contact tracing as part of Governor Murphy’s The Road Back recovery plan.
Rutgers was selected as a site for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial.
Facts & Figures
How Rutgers served New Jersey, by the numbers.
employed by Rutgers throughout the state
by NJ COVID-19 Hotline
on COVID-19 topics through Project ECHO
There are many ways to make a difference, and Rutgers has maintained its leadership role by providing valuable resources and critical information for our community.
Answering the Call
From finding extra beds for the sick to innovating PPE solutions to doing whatever it takes to support our brave frontline workers, Rutgers has been responsive to a community in crisis.
Taking the Lead
The revered Rutgers faculty as well as distinguished alumni have shared their expertise, guiding us through the difficult and ever-changing landscape of the pandemic.
Dedicated students and staff have used their talents to take our minds off our troubles for a while and found ways to keep cherished traditions alive even in a stay-at-home world.