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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Friday, June 14, 2024
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COVID Column

Updated from 3/18

Note: All information presented in this column is sourced from the Taylor Together, Again plan. Updates are provided weekly by the Pandemic Reopening Team (PeRT). Last updated March 18.

  • Grant County entered the “blue” stage after a decrease in weekly COVID cases. Event occupancy at Taylor can now be increased, provided that social distancing and mask wearing are still enforced. 

  • Provost Michael Hammond announced on March 15, that students would receive an extra day off for Easter break. “We also understand the need for a pause from our classes and routines,” Hammond wrote in an email to students. “With that in mind, we are announcing a change to the spring calendar. There will be no classes during the day on Monday, April 5.” 

  • On March 12, new rotation groups for chapel were released. Students are now split into two groups instead of three. See the student announcements for the full schedule.

  • Limited overnight floor retreats as well as class field trips are now permitted. 

  • Admissions protocols have been updated to allow prospective families into residence halls and dining options.  

  • “Asymptomatic individuals who are fully vaccinated more than 14 days ago, and within the last 3 months, do not need to quarantine after close contact with a suspected or known COVID-19 positive individual,” PeRT said on Feb. 12. 

  • Taylor announced that all negative test results from Lucid Laboratories will now be emailed instantly to students and employees. Positive test results will have a 24-hour delay for Taylor communication purposes. 

  • As of March 12, 8 students and employees were in active isolation, and 24 in active quarantine. Since Aug. 16, 2020, 448 students and 77 employees/on-campus service providers have tested positive.