Life on Campus For Students 2020-2021

Report your vaccination status

Vaccination will help you avoid COVID-19 and quarantine

By law, George Fox must collect student vaccination records for the measles vaccine. We will also require similar self reporting for COVID-19 vaccine status to assist with campus contact tracing. Asymptomatic students who are vaccinated will not need to participate in contact tracing and will not need to quarantine or isolate if exposed. Please complete the vaccine form on MyGeorgeFox: Student Resources: University Forms. You can report:

  • if you have been vaccinated
  • plan to be vaccinated
  • are considering being vaccinated or
  • if you do not plan to be vaccinated.

 You can update the form at a later date. 

What will campus be like in fall 2021? 

All indoor and outdoor functions will initially be at full capacity. This includes classes, athletics, theater, music, student activities and clubs. In campus housing, we plan to return to normal floor visiting hours. As the semester progresses, we may adjust guidelines depending upon infection rates. (Help us keep activities going fully: the higher our campus vaccination rate, the less likely we’ll have to adjust guidelines.)

What about masks/face coverings?

We anticipate face coverings will not be required in most settings, but we are evaluating the new CDC and OHA recommendations released in late July. A final decision on masking in classrooms and instructional spaces will be made closer to the start of the semester.

Key factors in that decision will include the percentage of the campus population that has been vaccinated, the number and severity of local and campus cases, and the latest scientific information relative to variants and the risk they pose in environments that have a majority of vaccinated individuals congregating together indoors for prolonged periods of time.

Anyone is free to wear a face covering. Wearing a mask is a simple way to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and other illnesses. George Fox students are a considerate group and we ask that you are accepting of others, whether they choose to not wear a mask or choose to wear a mask because they may not be feeling well, are unable to get vaccinated, or have health conditions that put them at greater risk. 

What if we have cases of COVID-19 on campus in the fall?

We expect there will be cases of COVID-19 among our students this fall. Last year we did a good job caring for the roughly 4% of our undergraduate students who reported getting sick with the virus. Students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to be tested (free) at the Health and Counseling Center. Students who test positive for COVID-19 will have to isolate for a minimum of 10 days.

What if I’m not vaccinated and I’m exposed to the virus?

George Fox is adopting the CDC quarantine guidance. We will continue to do contact tracing. If you are unvaccinated, you will need to quarantine for 7 to 10 days after exposure. COVID-19-related absences will be treated like any other illness.

COVID Concern and Reporting Form

The university has created a COVID Concern and Reporting Form as a resource to monitor COVID-19 cases on campus.

Students should use this form to:

  • Notify the university they are symptomatic and need help
  • Submit concerns about another student, employee, or group of students who are not being compliant with university guidelines
  • Notify the university that they have tested positive

COVID Concern & Reporting Form

This form will require you to log in with your George Fox email account.