FAQs

General

Masks are not required on campus, but we encourage people with health or other concerns to wear masks as they see appropriate. We request the campus community continue to extend understanding and acceptance of those who take measures beyond what is being required. As a reminder, faculty, with approval, may require masks in their classroom. We expect our community to support our faculty when masks are required.

(Updated January 7, 2022)

Testing is available through:

Rapid over-the-counter or government-provided tests are also acceptable.

(Updated August 23, 2022)

Vaccines (Moderna) are available at the Upland Family Pharmacy located across the street from campus at1801 Main St., Upland, IN 46750. You do not need to schedule ahead of time.

Walk-in vaccines are also available at CVS in Gas City and Marion and at Meijer in Marion.

(Updated September 1, 2021)

In general, if you're sick, avoid going to work or class. If you believe you have symptoms of Covid-19, you should do the following:

  1. Temporarily quarantine in your room
  2. Get a Covid-19 test.
  3. If positive, report the positive test at reports.taylor.edu/covid and isolate at home. Email the Covid Hotline if you need to seek on-campus isolation space.
  4. If the test is negative, continue to monitor symptoms and see medical advice as needed through your medical healthcare provider. Consider a retest if symptoms don't resolve.
  5. If you have additional questions about your health, contact your medical provider or the Taylor University Health Center (765-770-0650. Press Option 4 and Jennifer Bosley)

(Updated August 23, 2022)

Any positive test needs to be reports through reports.taylor.edu/covid, even if you are diagnosed away from campus.

If you are unable to isolate at home, or have other questions, contact the Covid Hotline at covidhotline@taylor.edu.

(Updated August 22, 2022)

Yes, events and facilities are open to the public. There are no capacity limitations, mask requirements, or social distancing requirements.

(Updated October 20, 2021)

We invite all current undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators to contribute to Taylor University Covid-19 Community Archive Initiative, which will collect, preserve, and make accessible the story of Taylor University, and the individual experiences of the Taylor community, during this unprecedented time.

Here are some examples of submission ideas:

  • A written reflection or response
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Poetry
  • Physical works of art (photography, drawings, sidewalk chalk, etc.)
  • Musical works of art (a song or spoken word that you created)
  • Your daily routine or schedule

These are only a few examples. We welcome documentation that represents individual experiences, and also documentation that specifically represents your Taylor experience during this time. Submissions may be in the form of digital photographs, text files, PDFs, spreadsheets, presentations, audio files, or video files.

More information about what type of content can be submitted, writing prompts, and additional information is available at library.taylor.edu/archives/pandemic-community-archive

To submit a contribution, simply complete the Content Submission Form and email your work to pillars@taylor.edu.

(Updated April 28, 2021)


Isolation

If you have tested positive for Covid-19, you will need to email covidhotline@taylor.edu and enter isolation. If you are able to go home for this isolation, we recommend this. If you are unable to travel home, we can provide a location on campus.

You will be able to exit isolation:

  • After 5 days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and symptoms have improved. Wear a mask for an additional 5 days.
  • If you are asymptomatic, you can end isolation after day 5. Wear a mask for an additional 5 days.

This will be in consultation with your medical provider and Taylor University officials.

In summary, if you receive positive Covid-19 test results:

  1. Temporarily quarantine in your room or remain in your current quarantine location as you determine next steps.
  2. Email covidhotline@taylor.edu.

(Updated June 28, 2022)

You will be allowed to leave isolation when the following conditions are met:

  • At least 5 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • Symptoms have improved

If you tested positive with no symptoms and you continue to have no symptoms, you can leave isolation after 5 days have passed since the date you had your positive test.

Wear a mask for days 6-10 when you are around others.

You will receive an email from the Residence Life Covid-19 Hotline near the end of your isolation with additional instructions.

(Updated August 14, 2022)

You should take everything with you that you might need for your 5-10 day isolation. This could include the following:

  • 10 days’ worth of clothing, if possible
  • Computer and charger
  • Phone and charger
  • Headphones
  • Personal items (toothbrush, personal medications, pain relieving medication for reducing fever, etc.)
  • Needed academic supplies
  • Thermometer
  • Towel
  • Bedding, sheets, and pillow
  • Water bottle

If you forget something or need something additional, please email covidhotline@taylor.edu and we will work with you to get you what you need.

(Updated June 28, 2022)

We ask that you do not meet up or see other people, but you may exit the building you are staying in to get some fresh air or light exercise.  When you do this, you should wear a mask and avoid contact with others.

(Updated August 14, 2022)

Taylor University will not share your private health information. We ask that you inform your roommates so that they know that you will not be sleeping in your room. We also ask that you notify your emergency contact or parent/guardian.

(Updated August 14, 2022)

In case of an emergency, you can always call 911. The after-hours non-emergency number for the Taylor University Campus Police is 765-998-5555.

If you need something specific that is not an emergency, please email covidhotline@taylor.edu.

You can also email:

  • Associate Vice President for Student Development and Director of Residence Life: Julia Hurlow (julia_hurlow@taylor.edu)
  • Email your hall director.

(Updated June 28, 2022)

For the days you are asked to be in isolation, the Covid-19 Hotline will communicate that you have excused absences. In addition, if you are having trouble with your academics, we encourage you to contact the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC@taylor.edu). You are still responsible for the work you miss in class. Please communicate directly with your faculty to determine what work you have missed and how you can make this up. 

(Updated April 28, 2021)

Please plan to bring clean laundry that can get you through at least 5 days, ideally 10. If you need assistance, please contact a friend.

(Updated April 28, 2021)

Once you email your positive test result to the Covid-19 hotline, you will receive an email with additional instructions on ordering and receiving meals.

(Updated August 14, 2022)

If you receive a package notification from the bookstore, please contact your hall director and they will coordinate package delivery in the next few days.

(Updated December 15, 2020)

The Counseling Center has many resources you can access during isolation. We will have resources on the student portal that demonstrate breathing, mindfulness and grounding techniques. We provide individual and group teletherapy appointments. Please consider accessing mental health resources to help you process your thoughts and emotions during isolation. To reach the Counseling Center call 765-998-5222 or email counselingcenter@taylor.edu.

Quarantine and Mental Health (.pdf)

(Updated August 17, 2020)

If you have specific medical questions, contact the Taylor University Health Center (765-770-0650).

(Updated July 16, 2021)

Along with your mental/emotional health and physical health, we care deeply about your spiritual health. We know that entering into isolation can be challenging to many areas of your life. There are some specific spiritual formation resources posted on the my.taylor Covid 19 student site. Additionally, Interim Associate Dean of Residence Life and Discipleship Julia Hurlow or Campus Pastor Jon Cavanagh would love to connect with you.  You can email them to make this connection (julia_hurlow@taylor.edu; jncavanagh@taylor.edu).

Quarantine and Isolation Reflection (.pdf)

(Updated April 28, 2021)


Quarantine

The CDC is no longer recommending quarantine for those who were exposed to Covid-19 unless you are in a high-risk group. Please review the CDC website for current guidelines. If you do receive medical direction to quarantine, please notify the Academic Enrichment Center to receive an approved leave from your classes.

(Updated August 22, 2022)


Academics/Classes

Taylor University officials continue to meet regularly to prepare for all scenarios. Please know we continue to monitor the situation. (Updated June 29, 2021)

Each class will be different. When a student needs to isolate or quarantine, he/she needs to communicate with the professor for details and guidelines. (Updated July 1, 2021)

Any concerns about course work should be directed to your professor. If you have a chronic illness that is impacting your ability to complete your work, contact the Academic Enrichment Center. (Updated July 1, 2021)


Financial Aid

Taylor will not be reimbursing for meals missed due to illness. If you have any concerns, please contact student accounts at bursar@taylor.edu.

(Updated: August 14, 2022)


International Students

Following CDC guidelines, we ask students and employees entering the US to:

  1. Get tested before flying to the US
  2. Get tested 3-5 days after travel
  3. Self-monitor for symptoms
  4. Wear a mask and take other precautions during travel.

If you are NOT fully vaccinated, you will need to self-quarantine after travel for 5 days.

We recognize the quarantine creates an additional financial burden on these students. We want to be as supportive as possible and have set aside funds to financially support these students. If you need emergency relief, please apply for assistance through this link: https://admissions.taylor.edu/cares-assistance-funds.

(Updated June 30, 2021)

We recommend talking directly with your insurance provider to better understand your policy. If you have PSI International Student Insurance, please email Chris Wacker at chris@psiservice.com. (Updated July 13, 2020)

If you have additional questions, please contact Nate Chu, the Director of International Student Programs at nathan_chu@taylor.edu.  (Updated June 30, 2021)


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