Temple is committed to the well-being of all members of our campus community. Each of us has an essential part to play in the effort to keep campus and the surrounding community safe. This effort includes staying informed on the university’s testing and contact-tracing initiatives and policies, and understanding when and how to get tested. 

The university collects and shares information regarding active COVID-19 cases within the university community. View the COVID-19 dashboard

University Testing Center

As part of the university’s expanded COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing initiative aimed at keeping students, faculty and staff healthy, Temple University opened a dedicated coronavirus testing center on Main Campus. The testing center is located along Cecil B. Moore Avenue, on the street level of Morgan Hall.

Student Testing and Exposure to COVID-19

Temple University has developed guidelines for students who are experiencing symptoms, need to be tested for COVID-19 or need to report symptoms, and what to do if students think they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. We also provide resources to help students monitor their health. 

Answers to students’ frequently asked questions about testing and exposure to COVID-19 are provided below.

Employee Testing and Exposure to COVID-19

Temple University has developed guidelines for employees who are experiencing symptoms, need to be tested for COVID-19 or need to report symptoms, and what to do if employees think they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. 

Answers to frequently asked questions about testing and exposure to COVID-19, including information for faculty members if a student tests positive, are provided below.

Travel Recommendations 

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health advises individuals returning to Pennsylvania following travel to a “hot state” to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

To keep our campus community as safe as possible, the university is following this recommendation by prohibiting university-supported travel to these states and requiring students and staff to remain off campus for a 14-day period following return from any of the states indicated in the Philadelphia recommendation.

University Travel Tracker

Temple students, faculty and staff who have traveled in the past 14 days from a “hot state” will also be tested for COVID-19, in accordance with the guidance issued by the city of Philadelphia. If students, faculty or staff have been to one of these states within the past 14 days, they will need to log their travel in the Travel Tracker form on TUportal to help the university with any potential contact tracing efforts. After completing this form, they will receive further instructions from Health Services.

FAQ: Travel