Covid-19 Response

Taylor Together

These guidelines are intended to help keep us safe and healthy and to follow current federal, state, and public health guidelines.

Note: The Taylor Together, Again plan is based on CDC guidance for higher education. This is subject to change based on new guidance from the CDC and local health officials.

Social Distancing

Taylor University will comply with all relevant State of Indiana social distancing guidelines.

Masks

Taylor University will comply with all relevant State of Indiana and Grant County guidelines and require the use of masks.

  • All students, employees, and visitors are required to wear masks, except in the following situations:
    1. When socially distanced outdoors.
    2. Individuals working in a private office, or in socially distanced spaces.
    3. Face-to-face meetings where social distancing can be maintained.
    4. Those with medical conditions where the use of a mask is not advised.
  • Examples: Face masks are expected during chapel, at athletic venues and in classrooms.

Performing Arts

We have enjoyed music and theatre performances throughout the year presented in a socially distanced environment.

Testing and Self Monitoring

  • Students and employees participating in higher-contact activities (e.g., athletics and performing arts) or where social distancing is not possible, may be subject to increased COVID-19 testing.
  • Students and employees with temperatures over 100.4 should not participate in class, on-campus activities, or come to work.
  • Students and employees will be expected to self-monitor and notify the university if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms.
  • Provisions have been made to allow testing of students and employees who develop symptoms while on campus.

When Illness Occurs

Students and Employees

  • Self-quarantine while you await test results.
  • Isolate if you test positive and follow university protocol.
  • Those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive will need to be tested and quarantine until their results come in.

Students

  • Contact the Residence Life Covid Hotline (765-997-8610) or email covidhotline@taylor.edu.
  • Students needing to isolate will be encouraged to travel home if possible. (Public health guidelines prohibit use of public transportation for an infected person.)
  • We have on-campus locations available if traveling home is not possible.
  • Those who may have been in contact with a sick individual should quarantine in accordance with local and state guidelines.

Classes

  • Students are expected to wear masks.
  • Physical distancing options include separating desks by 6 feet, moving classes to larger rooms, and alternating in-class and remote participation.
  • Study abroad programs are expected to take place in the fall of 2021.

Residence Halls

  • Off-Campus visitors will only be allowed on the floor with special permission by Residence Life staff, but are not allowed to stay overnight.
  • There are adjusted open house hours.

Chapel

  • Student body will be divided into groups and will rotate between locations.
  • Masks will be required.
  • Social distancing will be expected.
  • Faculty and Staff will be invited to attend virtually or with their assigned group.

Athletics

  • Student athletes will have checks daily as well as be reminded to complete their health self-assessment each day.
  • The Athletic Department may provide additional guidance to student-athletes.

Dining

  • We will not have any self-service locations.
  • Students with unique health concerns may have a section that is socially distanced.