Putting health first.

While the COVID-19 public health emergency has officially been declared over, Temple University remains committed to ensuring the health of our campus community. Temple’s response to COVID-19 will continue to be informed by guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the city of Philadelphia. Ensuring the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide the support and resources you need—every step of the way. 

If ill, students are responsible for contacting their instructors and for making a plan to make up all missed content in case of COVID-19 or any health-related absences.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Temple University no longer requires COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty or staff. We strongly recommend that all members of the Temple community stay up to date on their vaccinations, including booster recommendations.

Members of our community who work in healthcare settings are still required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Two Temple students taking a selfie with Hooter, Temple's Owl mascot.
Photo credit: Joseph V. Labolito

Mask Guidelines

Temple no longer requires the routine wearing of masks. Please keep these following key points in mind regarding mask use. 

  • Students, faculty and staff can choose to wear a mask according to their comfort level.
  • Please wear a mask in designated healthcare and clinical areas.
  • If you have upper respiratory symptoms, cough or fever, you are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.