Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced new restrictions corresponding to each county’s status. Grant County is currently “orange,” necessitating changes to Taylor’s current protocols. The county’s status is updated every Wednesday.
In compliance with new state directives and in coordination with the Grant County Health Department, effective Sunday, November 15, campus events and gatherings are limited to 25% capacity. Changes required to our Student Development or academic programs will be communicated throughout the weekend.
It is our intention to proceed with the current academic schedule. On-campus classes conclude after classes Tuesday, November 24. Virtual final examinations will be held November 30-December 4. We will continue to monitor the situation on-campus and locally in collaboration with health officials.
Grant County’s Health Commissioner and Taylor University encourages students to be tested for COVID-19 prior to returning home for Thanksgiving break. Students have received detailed information from PeRT. Testing is available at state-operated locations and private facilities in and near Grant County. Students should continue to report symptoms, test results, and close contacts to the COVID hotline, even when at home.
Students should follow check-out procedures from Residence Life. Residence Halls will close for general use on Wednesday, November 25 at 10:00am. Students have received additional guidance regarding travel and reporting expectations.
PeRT will continue to monitor guidance regarding campus re-entry plans for January and Spring Semesters. We anticipate an update before Christmas. Students, parents, faculty, and staff should continue to regularly check emails for important updates.
You can review the full Taylor Together, Again plan.