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.

Fall Break 2021 Testing 

Students who are traveling over fall break (Nov. 22–24) and will come in contact with anyone who may be vulnerable to COVID-19 are encouraged to schedule a predeparture COVID-19 test. Tests are available the weeks of Nov. 15 and Nov. 22 at the university’s Mitten Hall and Paley Hall testing locations and can be scheduled through the student health portal. Students are also encouraged to receive a COVID-19 test when they return to campus after fall break. Learn more about COVID-19 testing at Temple.

Vaccination Requirements

The Oct. 6, 2021, announcement by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health has revised what it means to be compliant with the Oct. 15 deadline. Now, in order to be compliant, students, faculty and staff must have either received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (rather than being fully vaccinated) or an approved medical or religious exemption by Oct. 15. Read the full announcement from the university.

All students, faculty and staff must submit their vaccine information to the health portal by Oct. 15 for their first shot and by Nov. 15 for their second shot in a two-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna). Please read important information about this mandate and how to get vaccinated at Temple.

Temple Mask Guidelines

Temple currently requires that all members of the campus community wear masks indoors and in enclosed spaces.

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.

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.