This page contains information about Temple University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its universitywide efforts to plan for a safe and thoughtful return to our campuses. 

The university continues to follow the guidelines and restrictions put in place through local, state and federal governments, as well as guidance issued by public health organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Looking to the future

On June 2, President Englert and the Return Team laid out plans for reopening Temple campuses this fall. See all university announcements related to the return to campus.

Learn more about the Health and Safety Plan for returning to on-campus operations.

In the video below, Director of Emergency Management Sarah Powell and Senior Director for Student and Employee Health Services Mark Denys provide an overview of the planning effort that is underway for returning to normal campus operations.


Campus Return Planning FAQ

Public Health Best Practices

Temple’s highest priority is protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, visitors and surrounding community while continuing the university’s mission of academic and research excellence.

We know that in the fight against coronavirus, everyone plays a key role. As we return to campus, important public-health measures will be implemented to continue ensuring a healthy environment for all.

Staying Healthy

As we transition back to in-person activities on campus, the health and safety of every individual in our community is the highest priority. Preventing the spread of the coronavirus and similar illnesses requires a collective effort to protect ourselves and those around us.

Tips for Staying Healthy

Spring 2020 COVID-19 Response

The information below is from Temple University’s response to the spread of the novel coronavirus during the spring 2020 semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

Suspension of Normal Campus Operations

University Response and Travel Information

General Information