Prioritizing the health and well-being of everyone.

It takes all members of the Temple University community working together to keep ourselves and everyone safe and healthy. We’re here to provide the support and resources you need. You’ll find information about Temple’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our universitywide efforts, as well as responses to frequently asked questions.

Temple’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be informed by guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the city of Philadelphia.

Vaccination Requirements

All students, faculty and staff should have received the COVID-19 vaccination. Please read important information about this mandate and how to get vaccinated at Temple. View the full announcement from the university.

All eligible students, faculty and staff are urged to receive a COVID-19 booster as soon as possible. Learn more about how to get the COVID-19 booster at Temple.

Temple Mask Guidelines

Effective April 22, 2022, masks will again be optional in most campus spaces, including in common areas, dining halls, meeting rooms, nonclinical office spaces and residence halls.

Masking will continue to be required in classrooms, healthcare facilities, labs, shuttles, studios or other locations where in-person classes (including examinations) are taking place.

Unless there is another change to the city’s mask guidance before early May, this also means that masks will be optional at this spring’s Commencement ceremonies.

Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cloth masks alone are no longer adequate for protecting yourself and others. The CDC recommends that you wear the most protective mask you can that fits well (completely covers your nose and mouth) and that you will wear consistently. Temple students and employees now have three options for how to mask while on campus

Quarantine and Isolation

The university has adopted the updated quarantine and isolation guidance offered by the CDC. If you test positive for COVID-19, please follow the guidelines below.

  • You must isolate for five days; you can leave isolation on day six, if you are fever-free with improving symptoms.
  • If you leave isolation on day six, you must continue wearing your mask while around others for an additional five days.
  • After 10 days, continue wearing your mask in accordance with Temple’s mask guidelines.

Emphasis on Public Health

Temple remains committed to the health and safety of our community. Each of us can keep our campuses safe by following the public health pillars outlined below. All members of the Temple community should follow the CDC’s guidance and public health recommendations.

University Protocols

Temple’s current protocols related to planning guidance and guidelines for the university community can be accessed by logging in to TUportal and navigating to the “COVID-19 Information” tab.

Health & Safety at Temple

General Information


Temple students and employees are encouraged to call Temple Student Services (215-204-7500) and Employee Health Services (215-204-2679) with additional questions or comments.