COVID-19 Information & News

CDC masking information: your guide to masking!


Free at-home test kits:  

Princeton Health Department has received a new shipment of at-home COVID-19 test kits provided by Mercer County. Because of the popularity of these test kits, Princeton residents will be limited to two test kits per household. These kits will be available at Princeton Health Department (1 Monument Drive) from 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday while supplies last. For after-hours pickup please email: healthdepartment@princetonnj.gov. Other sites where residents can order free COVID-19 test kits are linked below. 

  • Free, at-home COVID-19 saliva PCR tests are available to every New Jerseyan. Order your test by visiting learn.vaulthealth.com/nj.
  • Free, at-home rapid antigen tests are available from the federal government. Order one set of 4 free at-home tests from special.usps.com/testkits.

For more information on what to do with your test kit results, or for guidance on how to administer the test, please visit the CDC’s website.

Princeton Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics       

  • Tuesday, August 23, Witherspoon Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, 1 pm - 3 pm, Appointments can be made through NJ Vaccine Scheduling System - if you have difficulties making an appointment,  Princeton Health Department vaccine clinics always accept walk-ins. 
  • Tuesday, September 13, Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive, 10 am - 12 pm, Infant Clinic- this clinic will provide vaccinations for the 6-month to 4-year-old age group. Walk-in Clinic    

All individuals aged 6 months and older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

Find an appointment using the State's Vaccine Appointment Finder. Same-day appointments are available at various locations. 

Vaccines are free regardless of your health insurance status or citizenship. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. 

Updated COVID-19 Booster Information: COVID-19 boosters have been approved for all three COVID-19 vaccine products for ages 12+. Those who have had Pfizer or Moderna are eligible for a booster 5+ months after their initial series, and those who received Johnson & Johnson are eligible 2+ months after their initial vaccination. Eligible booster populations over 18 are able to choose any of the three vaccinations for their booster vaccination as long as they have completed the initial series. Boosters eligible for ages 12-17 are Pfizer only. 

The FDA has also approved an additional COVID-19 vaccine booster for those who are immunocompromised (ages 12+) and for those who are 50+. Immunocompromised individuals are eligible 3+ months after their 3rd dose and those 50+ are eligible 4+ months after their first booster dose. 

Princeton Health Department will be hosting regular clinics at various locations. Appointments for these clinics can be made through the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System (https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/en-US/).  If you have any questions about boosters or upcoming clinics please email Julie Venema, jvenema@princetonnj.gov

8/10/22 - Princeton Total COVID-19 Cases: 3559

Cases in the past 7 days: 39 (Daily Average 5.57)
Highest 7 day total = 287 (1/4/22- 1/10/22)

Cases in the past 14 days: 73 (Daily Average 5.21)
Highest 14 day total = 568 
(12/28/21- 1/10/22)


Positive cases referenced above are linked to the home mailing addresses of individuals tested through qualified public testing centers. Those that work or study at Princeton University, or test positive through an at-home test kit, may not fall into local numbers. 

Princeton University’s COVID-19 Dashboard is updated regularly here. Questions? Contact the COVID Connector hotline via email covidconnector@princeton.edu