These are unprecedented times, which call for unprecedented measures. At George Fox, the health and safety of our students, employees and visitors is paramount as we navigate the uncertainty of the pandemic. To that end, policies have been instituted that will require your cooperation, patience and respect. We want to do all we can to ensure a safe community. Thank you for doing your part to make this a reality.

Face Coverings

Faculty, staff, students, vendors and visitors across all campus locations must use face coverings (which include masks, cloth face coverings, or face shields) when in the following locations:

  • Enclosed public and common areas
  • Outdoor areas where physical distancing is not easily maintained

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Isolation and Quarantine Policy

Isolation and quarantine policies have been developed for both residential and off-campus residents.

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Gathering Policy

Gathering refers to a group of individuals meeting for a common purpose including faith-based, civic, cultural and other purposes, indoors or outdoors.

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Residential Visitor Policy

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, visitation to university living areas is more restrictive than in past years. We have adopted this policy to correlate with CDC and OHA guidelines for campus living.

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Visitor & Guest Policy

We're grateful so many of our university friends and community members are eager to visit our campus again. We can't wait to host you! But please know that higher education operates outside of the phased approach to reopening that the rest of the state is operating within.

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Campus policy on music making during COVID

Until the risk of music-related transmission can be dramatically reduced, the university will not permit group singing or playing of wind instruments in any group context on campus. This includes in classes, chapel services, student life events, and informal gatherings.

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Accountability Response

The Bruin Pledge, the 2020 Community and Residence Life Health Addendum, and community policies outlined in the student handbook provide the framework for community expectations as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes several behavioral expectations to help every member at George Fox stay safe and healthy.

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