Health Questions

Testing & Vaccines

If you believe you have symptoms of Covid-19, you should do the following:

  1. Temporarily quarantine in your room
  2. Contact your medical provider or the Taylor University Health Center (765:770:0650. Press Option 4 and Jennifer Bosley)
  3. Contact the Residence Life COVID 19 contact number (765-997-8610) or email covidhotline@taylor.edu.

(Updated August 24, 2021)

COVID-19 testing is available at the Taylor University Health Center (South entrance) located across from campus at 1801 Main St., Upland, IN 46750.

Testing is also available through:

(Updated August 20, 2021)

Vaccines (Moderna) are available at the Upland Family Pharmacy. 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)


Quarantine (Close Contact)


Fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to quarantine due to close contact but will be required to wear a mask until they receive a negative test result 3-5 days after close contact.

Unvaccinated individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19 or Covid-19 antibodies within the previous 3 months do not need to quarantine.

Unvaccinated individuals who have NOT tested positive for Covid-19 or Covid-19 antibodies within the previous 3 months DO need to quarantine. Contact the Residence Life COVID-19 hotline (765-997-8610) or email covidhotline@taylor.edu to determine your next steps.

(Updated August 24, 2021)

You should:

  • Immediately contact your medical provider or Taylor University Health Center (765-770-0650) to seek medical advice if you develop symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Contact the Residence Life COVID-19 hotline (765-997-8610) or email covidhotline@taylor.edu to determine the next steps.

If you have not been vaccinated or had Covid-19 in the past 90 days, it is recommended that you get tested. You will need to quarantine at an alternative location on campus to more fully separate from others. At this time your roommate(s) would also be asked to quarantine until you receive a negative test or alternative explanation for your symptoms unless they were vaccinated or had Covid-19 in the previous 90-days.

As always, in the case of an emergency, please call 911.

(Updated July 16, 2021)

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

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

 

If you forget something or need something additional, please contact the Residence Life COVID-19 Hotline at (765) 997-8610 and we will work with you to get you what you need.

(Updated June 29, 2020)

Taylor University will not share your private information. If you are going home or staying in a designated quarantine room on campus, 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 June 29, 2020)

In case of an emergency, call 911 or the Taylor University Campus Police (765-998-5555).

If you need something specific that is not an emergency, please call the Residence Life COVID-19 Hotline (765-997-8610) or email covidhotline@taylor.edu.

You can also email:

(Updated June 29, 2021)

When you begin quarantine, we will determine your exit date. As long as you do not develop symptoms or test positive for Covid-19 you will be able to resume normal student life on that date. You will receive email notification prior to your departure.

(Updated December 15, 2020)

Because of COVID protocols for quarantine and isolation, we will have limited proximity contact with students in isolation and quarantine. We will communicate through email or phone call. We also encourage you to reach out and connect with your friends and family or people that you find supportive. If you want to talk to a counselor, please email the Counseling Center at counselingcenter@taylor.edu or call 765-998-5222 to make an appointment.

(Updated July 16, 2021)

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)

While you are in isolation, meals are ordered through the Eatable App. You will receive an e-mail with additional instructions on ordering and receiving meals.

(Updated July 16, 2021)

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

(Updated July 16, 2021)

Isolation (COVID-19 Positive)


If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you will need to call the Residence Life COVID-19 Hotline at (765) 997-8610 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:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • Symptoms have improved

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

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, contact the Residence Life COVID-19 Hotline 765-997-8610 to determine the next steps.

In summary, if you receive positive COVID test results:

  1. Temporarily quarantine in your room or remain in your current quarantine location as you determine next steps.
  2. Contact the Residence Life COVID-19 Hotline (765-997-8610).

(Updated April 28, 2021)

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

  • At least 10 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 be with others after 10 days have passed since the date you had your positive test.

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

(Updated April 28, 2021)

You should take everything with you that you might need for your 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 contact the Residence Life Covid Hotline 765-997-8610 and we will work with you to get you what you need.

(Updated April 28,  2021)

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.  It is important that your isolation does not involve physical interaction with others who are not also isolated/Covid positive.

(Updated April 28, 2021)

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 17, 2020)

In case of an emergency you can always call 911 or call the Taylor University Campus Police (765-998-5555).

If you need something specific that is not an emergency, please call the Residence Life Covid Hotline (765-997-8610) or email covidhotline@taylor.edu.

You can also email:

(Updated April 28, 2021)

For the days you are asked to be in isolation, the Covid 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)

While you are in isolation, meals are ordered through the Eatable App. You will receive an e-mail with additional instructions on ordering and receiving meals.

(Updated July 16, 2021)

If you have tested positive for Covid 19 or are a presumptive case you will be asked to fill out the Taylor University Contact Tracing Form.  Residence Life staff will work through following up with the individuals who you have been in close contact with.  This includes roommates, teammates, seating in class, etc. It is most helpful if you are willing to contact others who you know you have had close contact with and inform them of your positive test.

The CDC defines close contact in the following way:

  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has Covid-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with Covid-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you

When you have a positive test, anyone who you have been in contact with in the 48 hours prior to the start of your symptoms or the time of your test will need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with you.

Residence Life Covid Hotline Staff will follow up with you after you have filled this document out.  We will not share your private medical information, but in order to most effectively contact trace, having specific information is most helpful.

(Updated April 28, 2021)

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 links on the counseling center tile on the student portal (my.taylor) 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)

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