Update - May 19, 2021
Mask Mandate Lifted
In compliance with Executive Order GA 36 issued by Governor Greg Abbott, Temple College will no longer require face masks or coverings to be worn, effective immediately. Faculty, students and staff who have not yet received the vaccine are encouraged to continue to wear a mask in situations designated as “less safe” or “least safe” in the latest CDC guidance.
Temple College will continue to make masks available to visitors and employees, and we will continue to provide additional disinfecting products to our buildings. However, we will no longer have screening stations. The College will also continue to post signage recommending that individuals who have not been vaccinated wear masks.
Campus buildings that are hosting summer courses or student services will be unlocked during normal business hours beginning on June 1, 2021.
If you need to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a complete list of local vaccine providers is available here. The map below shows local pharmacies offering the COVID-19 vaccine.
Fall Classes and Emergency Aid Grants
Temple College will offer classes in a variety of teaching formats in fall 2021. Fall classes begin Aug. 18.
Students who enroll in fall classes will be eligible to receive up to $1,500 in emergency aid grants.The first round of grant distributions will occur on September 17, 2021. Eligible students will also have the option to apply their grant to their Fall 2021 tuition and fees to reduce their bill due at the time of registration.
To take advantage of this opportunity:
- Go to https://www.templejc.edu/safety/coronavirus/heerf-emergency-aid-grants/ to review the eligibility requirements and determine the Emergency Aid Grant amount that matches your eligibility.
- If you are not yet enrolled full-time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to explore what additional courses fit your degree plan
- Once you are enrolled full time, visit https://www.templejc.edu/safety/coronavirus/heerf-emergency-aid-grants/opt-in/ to let us know if you’d like your Emergency Aid Grant applied to your Fall 2021 bill.
If you have any questions about the grant, please contact Laura.Hutchens@templejc.edu.
Protecting yourself from COVID-19
The best way to protect yourselves and your family members from COVID-19 are the same practices used to prevent the flu and other respiratory viruses:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when sick.
- Cover coughs.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- CDC COVID-19 Webpage
- CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- City of Temple Coronavirus Updates
- World Health Organization
- Internet Access for Students Who Need It
- Bell County COVID-19 Hotline: 254-933-5203
- Williamson County COVID-19 Hotline: 512-943-1600
- Statewide Coronavirus Hotline: Dial 211 + option 6 to be connected to local resources for food, housing, utilities, childcare and counseling.