Update - Jan. 6, 2023
Emergency Aid Grants
The HEERF/CARES emergency student aid grant program has concluded. Students are encouraged to explore the many other financial aid and scholarship opportunities offered at Temple College.
Below are the protocols we are asking students, faculty and staff to follow while COVID-19 is still a threat:
COVID-19 Vaccine: Temple College encourages all students, faculty and staff to receive the vaccine. However, we do not require students or employees to take the vaccine or show proof of vaccination status.
Face Masks: Temple College encourages but does not require face masks or coverings on campus. Additionally, we promote an open, inclusive environment where the decision whether or not to wear a mask is personal and should not invite discourse.
Campus Spaces: Disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer stations are available for use throughout all Temple College campuses. Students and employees are welcome to bring hand sanitizer to campus.
Social Distancing: According to CDC Guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities without physical distancing. Temple College classrooms and public spaces will operate at normal capacity. Individuals may choose to physically distance and are encouraged to wear masks if the space does not allow for distancing, group interactions, or if one feels uncomfortable.
Screening: All faculty, staff, students and visitors will self-screen for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before entering campus buildings. Anyone who has new, unexpected, or worsening signs or symptoms should not come to campus and should notify their instructor or supervisor to determine return status. Faculty may require students to complete designated screening for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 via the Campus Clear application before entering classrooms or labs.
More information on COVID-19 symptoms and protocols for those who are experiencing symptoms or have been confirmed to have COVID-19 are outlined in a memo that was sent to all members of the campus community today.
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.
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
- White House College COVID Challenge
- 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.