Edward Witten lectures to a socially distanced audience outside the birch gardens at IAS

Covid-19 Updates

January 24, 2022

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE COVID-19 OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED

The first thing to do if you suspect or have confirmed you have COVID-19 is to submit a COVID-19 Reporting Form using this link.  COVID-19 Reporting Form | Forms (ias.edu)

The submission goes to a secure location that is only accessible to the COVID-19 Response Team.  You will be contacted by a member of the COVID-19 Response team on next steps.

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE ACADEMIC CAMPUS IF YOU ARE ILL OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

If you have any questions or concerns related to COVID-19 please contact the COVID-19 Response team at covid19response@ias.edu.

CAMPUS STATUS

The Institute campus is open for all faculty, members, staff and occasional visitors who are sponsored by a member of our community.  We continue to remain closed to the public.

The Institute requires trustees, faculty, staff, and members to provide proof of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination before gaining on-campus access to offices, libraries, seminars, meetings, meals and other resources.  In addition, on or before March 7, 2022, all individuals must provide proof of having received a booster for the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here for details.

Fully vaccinated individuals at IAS:

  • Do need to use this link to report exposure or illness: COVID-19 Reporting Form | Forms (ias.edu)
  • Do need to carry an IAS ID card at all times.
  • Do need to stay home if sick with symptoms of COVID-19 or otherwise.
  • Do need to wear a mask that fits snugly against the sides of their face indoors in public spaces other than private offices or when eating or drinking.
  • Do not need to wear a mask outdoors.
  • Please be courteous to individuals that may request the wearing of a face covering while in their presence outdoors.
  • May not need to quarantine after having close contact with someone with Covid-19, as long as they remain asymptomatic but should be tested 5 -7 days after exposure.
  • Do not need to quarantine or get tested before/after domestic travel unless otherwise required by their destination.

TRAVEL

Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, trains, buses and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.

International Travel                                                                                                                 
As of December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States.

A Presidential Proclamation established restrictions on the entry of certain travelers into the US in an effort to slow the introduction of the new Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19.  This variant was classified a variant of concern by the World Health Organization. 

In addition, with specific exceptions, foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may NOT enter the United States: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe.  Please click here for more information. CDC's update on travelers prohibited from entry.

RETURN-TO-CAMPUS GUIDES

We have created a series of Return-to-Campus guides as a resource for the IAS community to help navigate the pandemic. The guides feature more in-depth information than shown on the website, and should be consulted before coming to campus. All current and future guides may be found at this link.

VISITORS TO CAMPUS

All adult visitors, collaborators, conference and on-campus seminar attendees and outside vendors coming to the Institute will need to provide the proof of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination and booster in order to enter the IAS campus.  Unvaccinated individuals or those who do not provide proof will be able to participate in events with a hybrid/virtual option.  No exceptions or exemptions will be granted. 

For more information, please contact the individual you are visiting on campus or the event organizer.

For any other questions please contact the IAS Covid-19 response team at covid19response@ias.edu