Campus COVID Policy 

COVID-19 policy changes and campus-wide communications are placed on this site.

If you have COVID symptoms ...

Return to your place of residence and take a COVID test. 

If you do not have access to a home COVID test, the Health & Counseling Center offers free rapid COVID tests to students and employees with symptoms. Tests are by appointment and can be arranged by calling  503-554-2340.

If you test positive, CDC is advising people isolate for five days after your symptoms began (or five days after your initial positive test result if asymptomatic). If you live with others (in the community or on-campus) always wear a mask, except when actively eating or drinking, and maintain six feet of distance from others to the best of your ability during your isolation days.

If you have COVID and need some support ...

The university continues to support students and employees with COVID-19. If you would like assistance, students can reach out to the residence life or student life staff, and employees can reach out to HR.


Class Attendance Policy for Students

Those who get sick with COVID and need to be absent from classes, as with any illness, are expected to follow the class attendance policy.

Employees: Work Illness Policy

Those who get sick with COVID and need to be absent from work should contact their supervisor and make appropriate arrangements just as in the case of any other illness. Please refer to the sick leave policy in the employee handbook.


Do I still need to report getting COVID to anyone?

The university is no longer collecting information regarding COVID cases. Therefore, there is no COVID reporting form to be completed.

I was exposed to someone with COVID. Do I need to quarantine?

The CDC no longer recommends quarantine for those exposed to COVID; therefore you do not need to quarantine. However, we do ask that you monitor yourself for any symptoms that might arise suggesting that you contracted COVID.

What happens if I have severe COVID-19 symptoms?

Seek emergency medical care immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Can I still order meals in Canyon Commons to go?

Students who are on a meal plan may use the Bon Appetit GET app to order their meals. You are free to go to Canyon Commons to pick up your meal.

Note: We are no longer contact tracing, and we are no longer moving residential students to COVID rooms.

COVID Vaccines Recommended

George Fox University encourages students and employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination, but does not require vaccination. 

Students and employees can find a vaccination site using or Students and employees can also receive a COVID-19 vaccine on campus at the Health and Counseling Center. Call 503-554-2340 or email to check on availability. 

If you have general questions about COVID-19, you can visit the OHA’s website at . You can also visit the CDC website at for the latest on national and international developments, as well as additional resources for staying healthy.