Working Together to Combat COVID-19

At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, we don’t back down from grand challenges. COVID-19, the most pressing health issue we face today, is no exception. During the fall semester, students, faculty, and staff continuously worked together to make a campus experience possible.


Frequent Testing

An on-campus COVID-19 testing facility ensures that all members of our community are tested frequently to contain potential outbreaks. Testing center staff can be contacted at for appointments or questions.

Comprehensive Health and Safety Protocol

A face mask mandate, social distancing guidelines, and de-densification of the campus have allowed our students to continue living and learning alongside one another in the face of a global pandemic.

Multidisciplinary Research

Our researchers are combating COVID-19 through groundbreaking work in therapeutics, devising solutions to optimize personal protective equipment, identifying shifts in consumer behaviors, and developing models to better understand the spread of the virus.


Every Day Matters

Read the latest stories on COVID-19 research on our blog, Every Day Matters.

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