Frequently Asked Questions

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. 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?

Per state mandate, face coverings are required indoors and in outdoor settings where physical distancing is not possible. Read the full policy here.

What happens if I have COVID-19 symptoms?

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should:

  1. Return to your place of residence and quarantine. (Residential students who test positive for COVID-19 will be cared for in separate housing.)
  2. Complete the COVID-19 Care Form so you can be assigned a case manager who will work with you.
  3. Call the Health and Counseling Center or your primary health provider to discuss symptoms and get tested.
  4. If you chose to remain on campus, you may use the George Fox Mobile App to order food for pickup outside Canyon Commons. 

Seek emergency medical care immediately if your 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

If you test positive for COVID-19, you will need to follow our Quarantine and Isolation Policy.

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.

In the rare event that a fully vaccinated individual catches COVID-19, symptoms are generally mild. More than 99.99% of those cases have not resulted in hospitalization. 

COVID Care Form

The university has created a COVID Care 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
  • Notify the university that they have tested positive

COVID Care Form

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