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COVID-19: Keeping Our Community Safe & Healthy
Prioritizing the health and well-being of everyone.
It takes all members of the Temple University community working together to keep ourselves and everyone safe and healthy. We’re here to provide the support and resources you need. You’ll find information about Temple’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our universitywide efforts, as well as responses to frequently asked questions.
In accordance with the city of Philadelphia’s recent mandate, all Temple students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 15, 2021. Please read important information about this mandate and when you will need to receive your vaccine so you are fully vaccinated by the Oct. 15 deadline.
Temple Mask Guidelines
Temple currently requires that all members of the campus community wear masks indoors and in enclosed spaces.
Temple’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be informed by guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the city of Philadelphia.
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Public Health Guidance
COVID-19 Guidance & Information
FAQ: Health & Safety
FAQ: General Information
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Emphasis on Public Health
Temple remains committed to the health and safety of our community. Each of us can keep our campuses safe by following the public health pillars outlined below. All members of the Temple community should follow the CDC’s guidance and public health recommendations.
Use of Facial Coverings
Practice Good Hand Hygiene
Adherence to Physical Distancing
Routine Health Monitoring
University Protocols
Temple’s current protocols related to planning guidance and guidelines for the university community can be accessed by logging in to TUportal and navigating to the “COVID-19 Information” tab.
TESTING & TRACING
Learn more about the university’s COVID-19 testing and contact tracing efforts.
VACCINES
Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to get yours at Temple.
ACADEMICS, TUITION & AID
Get updates about classes, tuition and financial aid at Temple.
STUDENT HOUSING & ON-CAMPUS LIFE
Find what you need to know about student housing and life on campus.
WORK-LIFE FOR FACULTY & STAFF
Review the latest information from Human Resources for faculty and staff.
RETURN SCENARIO PLANNING
Learn how Temple is preparing for the future.
UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATION
Stay updated on Temple’s response to COVID-19.
INTERNATIONAL CAMPUSES
See how our international programs are responding.
COVID-19 DASHBOARD
View a count of active COVID-19 cases in the Temple University community.
Health & Safety at Temple
Why is Temple requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for students, faculty, staff and contractors?
Is there a deadline for when I need to be fully vaccinated?
Why is Temple requiring masks for the fall 2021 semester? When are we required to wear masks?
How can Temple students, faculty and staff get vaccinated on campus?
What are the protocols for fully vaccinated individuals?
What happens if a member of the university community is not vaccinated?
What are the university’s current testing guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated students, faculty and staff?
What information is available about COVID-19 vaccines at Temple?
What are Temple’s plans for the fall 2021 semester?
How is Temple cleaning and disinfecting spaces on campus?
What if a student falls into a high-risk group or has a physical or mental health concern that requires they take online courses?
Does Temple have a contact-tracing initiative on campus?
What if a student doesn’t feel comfortable returning to campus and prefers to take online courses?
What measures are in place to ensure everyone’s health and safety when on campus?
How can someone prevent contracting coronavirus, the flu or other respiratory illnesses?
What should a student or employee do if they believe they’ve been exposed to COVID-19?
How does someone get tested for COVID-19?
General Information
Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Pennsylvania?
How does the university monitor and respond to information about COVID-19?
What is coronavirus?
What are the symptoms?
How is the virus spread?
What is the treatment for coronavirus?
What is the difference between novel coronavirus, COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2?
What does it mean to monitor your health, be isolated or be quarantined? Are they the same?
What are the best practices to keep from contracting COVID-19?
What is the correct way to wash my hands?
What does physical distancing mean?
Questions?
Temple students and employees are encouraged to call Temple Student Services (215-204-7500) and Employee Health Services (215-204-2679) with additional questions or comments.
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There are multiple ways you can connect with the university to get the most up-to-date information. You can follow Temple on social media, or you can subscribe to Temple Now, our news publication for the campus community.
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