Update - Jan. 6, 2023
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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: Temple College recommends students and faculty follow CDC protocols with respect to isolation and exposure related to COVID-19, which can be found at the CDC Isolation Page. The page contains an Isolation and Exposure Calculator to provide personalized guidance to people who have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
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.
- 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.