Return Team

Temple’s Return Team, which comprises representatives from every area of our campus, meets regularly to build out scenarios and plan for what campus life will look like when we return. Each member of this team is committed to maximizing safety while ensuring that quality teaching, education and research can continue to take place.

Results from the university’s staff survey, in addition to government mandates and public health guidelines, will be used in the Return Team’s planning.

Keeping our Community Informed

Hear from the Temple community, including the university’s chief financial officer, the vice provost for academic affairs, and the senior director of student and employee health services, and learn more about what we’re doing to keep our students, faculty and staff healthy.

Emphasis on Public Health

Any successful return to campus scenario depends on a commitment to the four pillars of public health by the entire Temple community. It will take each of us doing our part to keep our campuses safe by adhering to the behaviors outlined below, which are essential until a vaccine is available.

Well-being Programs

Temple is committed to the well-being of its employees during this time. Human Resources provides the following tools and resources so employees can seek support. 

Please note that in order to participate in the Independence Blue Cross and Magellan Behavioral Health resources, coverage under the university benefit plans is required. LifeWorks resources are available to all full-time employees.

Testing and Contact Tracing

As part of our return, we will continue and enhance our campus testing and contact tracing initiative. Contact tracing is the process of tracking and alerting individuals who have been exposed to the virus. Employee Health Services is developing a contact tracing unit for all students, faculty and staff in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

We plan to move our testing site out of the fourth floor of 1700 N. Broad St. and into a space that will become available on Cecil B. Moore Avenue, on the street level of the Morgan Hall tower. The university will provide local testing to Temple staff. More information about the testing site will be announced as the summer continues.