Update - August 18, 2021
As we welcome students back to campus, we have two priorities that guide all of our planning and preparation:
- Providing a safe environment for all of our students and employees
- Continuing to provide the quality, affordable education our students and communities expect from Temple College.
Below are the protocols we are asking students, faculty and staff to follow:
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.
Temple College will be hosting another vaccine clinic on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 1-5 p.m. in the Leopard Room of the Pavilion. A clinic to offer second doses will be held Thursday, Sept. 23.
Fall Emergency Aid Grants
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.
Grants of up to $750 will be available to students who are only able to take 2nd 8-week classes.
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 email@example.com 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
- 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.